Monday, March 15, 2021

March Magic! Orko from Dorbz: Masters of the Universe by Funko


    It's time for the third installment of March Magic, a monthlong celebration of all things Orko!

    I've reviewed a few of the Masters of the Universe Dorbz figures in the past but I never got around to Orko so today I'm remedying that! Funko's Dorbz line started in 2015 and the last release was in June of 2019, so it seems that the line is effectively now dead. Orko was released in 2017 which was when the MOTU Dorbz figures first hit shelves. Orko is from the Specialty Series which meant you had to get hit from smaller retailers and e-tailers so he was a bit tougher to come by, but not much. Most of the Dorbz these days can be had for their original retail price or less so it's not terribly difficult to complete a set of these. I like the Dorbz style and Orko's a very charming figure in the line. He definitely reminds me of the Black Mages from the Final Fantasy games here, especially with his slightly spooky eyes. Let's take a look at another fun Orko collectible after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 3 1/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel head

Accessories:  None

Original Retail Price: $10 dollars

Year of Release: 2017

The Positives:

* Orko looks a bit different than your average Dorbz figure as he doesn't have a smile. Otherwise, he kind of has an old school Little People vibe to him with a sculpted head and most of the details accomplished through paint applications. He has a swivel head, which all of the Dorbz seem to have, and a great sense of balance. 

* Orko looks pretty cool here. He's a bit more menacing than his Filmation or vintage toy counterparts due to his thin eyes (most Dorbz have closed eyes) peaking out from beneath his giant hat and face wrap. The head is all a unique sculpt and so Orko's also sporting his oversized mage's hat with holes for his long, blue Trollan ears to pop out of the top. 

* Not only does Orko have the painted on "O" on his robe but he's also carrying a wand. His wand really looks like it's based on the wand from the 200x Masters of the Universe line which was also used for Orko in Masters of the Universe Classics.
The Negatives:

* On the back of Orko's robe there is some serious paint slop. It might actually be a big scuff, too. Good thing this wasn't on the front of the figure although it's still a quality control issue!

   The MOTU Dorbz aren't the most exciting MOTU line out there but they do have a charm to them and they look great as a set. Orko's a Good vinyl figure but he'd be even better if he didn't have the paint scuffing on his back. Still, he's a cute little guy and he looks neat sitting on the shelf with other Orko figures or the rest of the series. While I definitely prefer Mattel and Super7's true MOTU action figures to Funko's items, Funko's stuff sure does look nice on a shelf. They're quite captivating. 

If you're an Orko fan I've also reviewed the MOTU Origins Orko, Super7's vintage styled Orko and Shadow Orko, the green Orko M.U.S.C.L.E. minifigure from the #1 Masters of the Universe set by Super7, The Loyal Subjects Orko, the Orko pin from the GameStop Funko Masters of the Universe box, the Orko POP! + Pez dispenser, the Monogram International Orko figural bag clip, the standard Orko ReAction figure, and the boxed ReAction Orko (Cartoon Colors).

For more Dorbz: Masters of the Universe reviews check out the following:

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