Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Toy Review: She-Ra from Vinyl SODA by Funko


   Now that I've reviewed all of the Funko POP! exclusives for NYCC 2020 let's take a look at the Masters of the Universe Vinyl SODA offerings. The Vinyl SODA line has been one of my favorite new toylines of 2020 and I've been collecting all of the MOTU releases (well, except for the obnoxiously rare and overly expensive chase variants). Today I'm very excited to be able to check out She-Ra who is kind of an outlier in MOTU these days. The licensing rights for She-Ra in relation to MOTU are kind of odd so we don't see her as often as we should and we rarely see any members of the Great Rebellion. She-Ra is part of a limited run of 3,000 (2,500 standard She-Ras and 500 chase variants). Ready for a look at the most powerful woman in the universe? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 4 inches

Articulation: None

Accessories: 2 piece metal soda can and a "POG shaped collector card."

Non-Scalper Price: $12 dollars






The Positives:

* I'm a big fan of the style of these figures as they remind me of 1960s and 1970s styled cereal mascots. She-Ra is made from a very firm vinyl and she looks fantastic on display. There is no articulation so she's like an oversized minifigure with bright, vivid colors. 

* I absolutely love the cans these come in! The soda can design is so incredibly cool and makes for a rather unique display piece on a shelf. She-Ra soda would probably be a cream soda, but with a bit of a citrus twist to it to give it that extra magical sparkle.. The Trap Jaw used here is the Filmation version which looks great and gives the cans some nice consistency when on display since the others use the Filmation styled designs, too. The can displays all of the expected labels while the back shows off the figure and includes all of the legal info, etc. The top of the can separates so you could use the can to store trinkets as well, and it's even sculpted to look like the top of a soda can. It's made from a much more durable metal than your average soda can, too, so it's quite a nice collectible.


* Inside the can is a round, sturdy cardboard disc. It's kind of like a POG, though a bit larger. On the front is She-Ra, ready for battle, while the back has the figure's name and the run amount listed (2,500).


* The Vinyl SODA figures are quite stylized and have really nice sculpting. I'm a big fan of them. She-Ra is clearly based on her Filmation appearance although there are some little things, like the asymmetrical belt, that seem a little reminiscent of the vintage toy.


* Her tiara is quite nice and the headsculpt is cool, though very stylized. The eyes might be a bit too close together bit that seems to be the case with all of the other figures, too, so it might just be that I have different expectations for what She-Ra should look like in a stylized manner.


* She-Ra is carrying a Sword of Protection that very much resembles the vintage toy sword. It's silver with a blue crystal but the design is straight up vintage sword. That's an interesting choice for sure, isn't it? I like it though. It makes this figure stand out a bit more.

   I'm a huge fan of She-Ra and it's always exciting to get a new She-Ra toy or collectible for the collection. The Vinyl SODA line is an excellent series of collectible vinyl figures and She-Ra is another successful entry. The paintwork is flawless and I really love the use of her vintage sword design in the sculpt. This is a Great and a 1/2 figure and I'm super glad I was able to get one. Who do you really want to see in the Vinyl SODA line? Do you think Funko will tackle any other members of the Great Rebellion?

  If you're a She-Raver who digs She-Ra/ Princess Adora then check out the figures I've reviewed: The Masters of the Universe Classics Galactic Protector She-Ra, the Club Grayskull She-Ra, the ReAction She-Ra, the She-Ra from the Super7 Battle for Etheria 2-Pack, the 1/6th scale Starburst She-Ra, the M.U.S.C.L.E. slime She-Ra, the Sonic Wacky Pack She-Ra and She-Ra: Gold Edition, the Dorbz She-Ra, and Mattel's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power She-Ra, Force Captain Adora, She-Ra vs Shadow Weaver, and Battle Armor She-Ra and Swift Wind.

For more figures from Vinyl SODA check out the following:
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