It's time for another Hordak review for Malevolent May and today I'm checking out the original Hordak figure from Masters of the Universe Classics by Mattel. It's no secret that Masters of the Universe Classics is my favorite toyline of all time so it's always exciting to go back and review one of the figures released before I started reviewing them. Hordak was released in June 2009 and was one of the original figures planned for release before the line turned into an ongoing juggernaut. Hordak's a great example of the early years of MOTUC and the superb work of the Four Horsemen and the Mattel design team at the time. He's a great update of the vintage figure but with improvements! Rather than just having the bat creature shield of the vintage toy Hordak has an actual little minion perched on his arm. His crossbow is improved from the vintage toy and he comes with the staff from his 200x incarnation. Rather than just plain black armor he has the red ribs from the Malaysian Hordak variant. There was a lot of creativity and blending of eras in the early days of the line, some of which sadly disappeared for a bit during the middle years when upper management supposedly became overly involved. Hordak is just excellent, though, so let's take a look at him after the break...
Articulation: Hinged ankles w/ lateral rockers, boot swivels, hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, swivel waist, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a barbell jointed head.
Accessories: Crossbow, staff, minion, armband, armor, and removable cape/hood combo.
Original Retail Price:$20 dollars
* Hordak's cape is a sculpted piece but it looks really nice. It's quite dynamic and sculpted in such a way so as to not impede his articulation or arm movement.
Spirit of Hordak.
* Hordak's elaborate 200x staff is just super cool looking. Honestly, it's my favorite of his accessories. The paintwork is awesome and there's so much detail!
* Last up is Hordak's minion, the little bat-like creature who was kind of a precursor for Imp. The vintage accessory seemed more like a shield or something but this is an actual little creature Hordak keeps around. He's wicked and ugly!
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