Height: 5 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge knees, swivel/hinge hips, swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and swivel knobs on the side of the head activated by a lever on Staghorn's back.
Accessories: Battle antlers and ax.
Year of Release: 1991
* Staghorn is a pretty rough looking character, isn't he? While the design of the toy makes him seems like a kind of stout, stocky fellow, from the description of the character I gather he is supposed to be pretty tall. He is sculpted in a bit of a crouch which definitely makes his proportions seem a bit more like a vintage MOTU figure. The sculpting style of the "He-Man" line is radically different from the vintage toys so Staghorn is covered with plenty of unique, sci-fi/ fantasy inspired details.
* The feature is activated by this switch on Staghorn's back. The switch is surrounded by a sculpted on backpack that looks like it could both provide some sort of air supply for Staghorn and serve as a power source to raise and lower the antlers.
* When in the "down" position Staghorn's antlers serve as armor of sorts. There's also a helmet attached to them that swings down over his face.
* I really like Staghorn's boots! Not only are they a cool blend of sci-fi (metal and circuitry) and barbarian fantasy (fur lining) that makes me think of the vintage MOTU line, but they also kind of look like they might have been made from the Daggit from Mattel's own 1978 Battlestar Galactica line!
* Staghorn includes a handheld weapon as well. It appears to be some sort of ax/ blaster hybrid and it makes for a decent melee weapon for this guy. There's something about it that really reminds me of one of the accessories from the Captain Power line. Anyone else think so?
* The articulation scheme on Staghorn isn't much different than any other of the New Adventures figures but what is problematic is that his massive headgear really gets in the way of moving his arms and there's no way to really stand him up straight and keep him standing. He's definitely a figure that feels designed around an action feature for sure.
* While I like the look of Staghorn's head, when you begin to move the figure he looks kind of flat. Again, this unusual look he has is what I refer to as a figure designed around an action figure, as putting the swiveling feature of his antlers into the head and torso definitely seems to have required the figure to be shaped a certain way. I would have loved to have seen how the Four Horsemen would have tackled this guy in MOTUC!
Warlord Slasher figure from Mattel's King Arthur and the Knights of Justice toyline from 1992. That guy had a very similar feature to Staghorn as Warlord Slasher's cape was made of spikes and could rotate around in front of his body. Someone at Mattel must have liked that action feature, huh?
This is the first and only action figure of Staghorn ever made. For more He-Man reviews from Mattel check out the following: