Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Minifigure Review: Evil-Lyn from Masters of the Universe by Mega Construx


   The second series of the Mega Construx individually packaged figures started showing up in stores last month and I managed to find the whole set at the same time while at a Walmart. I'm going to start making my way through them in the next week or two but I figured I'd kick things off with Evil-Lyn. Evil-Lyn is no stranger to the Mega Construx line as this is her third single carded release. Each release has been quite different, though, and thus far both were worth picking up. What about this Evil-Lyn, though? If you ask me, this version is an homage to the 200x version of the character which was a pretty popular look for the villainess. Of course, she's also wearing more black here than she did there which kind of makes this a new interpretation, too. Interested? Then let's check this one out after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 2 inches

Articulation: Hinged knees, balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/ hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.

Accessories: Three piece staff, two shoulder cuffs, and display stand.

Non-Scalper Price: $5 dollars

* The series 2 Evil-Lyn is on the left while the Filmation inspired series 1 Evil-Lyn is in the middle and the vintage inspired Evil-Lyn from the earlier Mega Construx: Heroes branded release is on the right. While all of the figures use most of the same parts this new Evil-Lyn is a repaint of the vintage inspired version with a much better headsculpt and a diffferent staff.
The Positives:

* Using the vintage body with the lighter, almost grayish, skin of the 200x version of Evil-Lyn, this variant is actually way nicer than I expected when I first learned we were getting another Evil-Lyn repaint. The black, white, and purple outfit looks fantastic and Mega Construx did a nice job of giving Evil-Lyn a look that is both familiar but also unique. It's a really cool color scheme for her. A cape would have nicely completed the look but I'm still happy with what we got. 

* Evil-Lyn's bicep cuffs are removable as well. These are used on a number of the figures and serve as wrist cuffs on the male figures. They actually stay on very well for being such small pieces.

* This is the best Evil-Lyn head we've seen in this line. The paint work is much nicer and much cleaner than the previous releases. Those eyes are incredible Seriously, consider how small this figure is (2 inches) and you'll be even more impressed by this. 

* The Mega Construx minifigures are very, very impressive. The articulation is incredible! Seriously, these are some of the most well articulated toys you will find in this scale. They're durable, poseable, and really, really fun. Heck, you can even customize them easily, too, since all of the parts can disconnect. These are pure hand candy!

 * Evil-Lyn includes a black staff/ wand that's made out of a couple pieces. It's very similar to the wand included with the previous Evil-Lyns, although instead of a unique wand tip there's just a small silver orb. 

* To help display these, each figure includes a stand. The stands are different than the ones included with the earlier figures and are now just one solid piece rather than being made of three pieces.

The Negatives:

* Like with the previous Evil-Lyn, the orb on top of her wand is way too small and just looks awkward. Why not give her a unique staff head or something? The vintage styled Evil-Lyn had a really cool translucent orb on top so I'm not sure why Mega Construx swapped to this runty little thing. 

   This is definitely my favorite of the three Evil-Lyn minifigures released in the Mega Construx line so far. While I'm still partial to the yellow skin of the vintage styled version this one has the best portrait and she looks amazing in black. Heck, maybe she's based on the movie costume for Evil-Lyn? That could be true, too. My only complaint is still the weird, undersized tip of her staff. This is a Great and a 1/2 minifigure and for the $5 price point you're definitely getting an increibly well designed little toy. Now, let's move on to some new characters, OK Mega Construx?

 If you're a fan of Evil-Lyn I've also reviewed the M.U.S.C.L.E. Evil-Lyn from the Masters of the Universe green boxed set, Tweeterhead's Evil-Lyn bust, the ReAction Evil-Lyn, Super7's neo-vintage Evil-Lyn, the Monogram International Evil-Lyn bag clip, the Evil-Lyn POP! Pez dispenser, the MOTU Origins Evil-Lyn, and the Mega Construx Evil-Lyn and Mega Construx Heroes Evil-Lyn.

For more toys from the Mega Construx Masters of the Universe line check out the following:


  1. This figure of her looks awesome.

    1. It really is a great color scheme for Evil-Lyn. I think I'm not leaning more to this being a movie homage rather than a 200x homage.


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