Saturday, March 20, 2021

March Magic! Orko from Pint Size Heroes: Masters of the Universe by Funko


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

   Funko has really put out a lot of Masters of the Universe product since they first got the license in 2013, but over the past 4 years  or so they've really been on a roll. Today I'm checking out Orko from Masters of the Universe Pint Size Heroes, a blind bagged series of Dorbz-like minifigures from 2018. In most of their MOTU lines, other than POP! vinyls, Funko doesn't go to far outside of the main MOTU characters who were key parts of the Filmation cast, so Orko made his way into most every line they produced. I remember finding lots of these little guys at places like Books-a-Million and FYE (FYE had three exclusive figures in their series) and trying to pick out the figures I was looking for. Later on it was far easier to just pick up most of the basic figures I was looking for secondhand, though the FYE figures definitely jumped up in price. When you need a little magic in your day this miniature Orko is a welcome pal! Let's check him out after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 1 5/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel head

Accessories: None

Year of Release: 2018

Original Retail Price: $4 - $6 dollars

The Positives:

* The Pint Size Heroes are small and stylized; they're basically miniature Dorbz with more detailed heads. They're sturdy little figures and for the size I'm impressed with how neat and clean the paint applications are. The use of dark lines, almost a cel shaded effect, gives them a really cool appearance and lets the bright colors pop out a bit more. Orko has a swivel head, too, so you can pose him a bit on your shelf.

   I think I've already said it in my other reviews but I really like this little line. No, I didn't like the blind bagged sales gimmick of it, but getting them in hand they're really cool stylized minifigures. It's really fun to display these next to the Dorbz and the POP! vinyls, almost giving off a nesting doll effect. They're different than POP! minis in case you're wondering. These were their own thing and they hold the distinction thus far of being the only Funko line that has a Teela in it. Isn't that crazy? Orko is a Good and a 1/2 little guy and a fun figure for your collection or just to brighten up your day on your desk or a shelf. Until next time!


 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 Dorbz Orko, the Monogram International Orko figural bag clip, the standard Orko ReAction figure, and the boxed ReAction Orko (Cartoon Colors).

For more MOTU Pint Size Heroes reviews check out the following:


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