* The Sword of Grayskull (which is what the Power Sword is called most of the time in the series) looks really cool here. This version of He-Man has the sword given a gold hilt like in the show and the details all stand out really nicely. It's similar to a buster sword, sort of like the 200x version of the Power Sword.
* Need He-Man' hands free to punch things? Then stow the sword on He-Man's back! It plugs right into the back of the harness and stays on securely.
* Smaller heads are definitely common in some stylized designs but
He-Man's head definitely looks too small here. I'm not seeing this as a
stylized look but as an inaccurately proportioned head.
* He-Man's his are a bit loose. Not horrible where he can't stand up but his legs to tend to spread out to the side a bit too much, like he's trying to do the horse dance from Gangnam Style.
While I'm very much enjoying the show for being a very different take on the MOTU mythos that doesn't feel like a completely different genre (it's still fantasy/ sci-fi action/adventure), I'm a bit mixed on the new toyline. Some of the stuff kind of bores me a bit but the new 5.5 inch figures seem to have more promise. They're not as articulated as I'd like but they're fun to mess around with and Mattel seems to be planning to make lots of characters in the coming months. He-Man is a Good and a 1/2 figure; not anything comparable to the best MOTU lines but not a bad toy. It's something different which is a bit refreshing. He-Man in clothes. It's a radical concept!