Thursday, November 18, 2021

Minifigure Review: Zodak from Masters of the Universe: Eternia Minis by Mattel


   The third and final review in my mini Masters of the Universe: Eternia Minis marathon is Zodac, the neutral Cosmic Enforcer. While Zodac did appear in the 2014 Matty Collector exclusive Masters of the Universe Minis line (packaged alongside "Biff" Beast Man) this figure is a completely new sculpt that seems to represent a more Filmation inspired version of Zodac. Zodac was never one of my favorites as a kid but as I've gotten older I've really come to appreciate the unusual role he plays in Masters of the Universe. Think he'll show up in part 2 of Masters of the Universe: Revelation this week? Only a few more days until we find out. In the meantime let's check out the Eternia Minis Zodac after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 2 1/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a balljointed head.

Accessories: Laser pistol 

Non-Scalper Price: $5 dollars



* The new Zodac is on the left while the 2014 MOTU Minis Zodac is on the right. There is no reuse at all here so far as I can tell. Even the blaster and the headsculpt are different. 

The Positives:

* Zodac is really bright here and his red armor and white gloves really stand out nicely. He's sporting the weird three-toed boots and the arm fins, too, which just makes ol' Zodac even more mysterious. The W shaped Cosmic Enforcer symbol on his armor looks fantastic as well. Maybe we're now closer to getting Wun-Dar in Eternia Minis?

* I love Zodac's helmet. It's very cool and has a great retro sci-fi aesthetic that I just love. The paint work is really sharp on such a small portrait and the range of motion on his balljointed head is way better than most other figures in the line.

*  These little guys have four points of articulation which may not seem like a lot except you gotta consider they're only a little over 2 inches tall. That's not bad for that scale! They're very durable little figures and would probably fit in well with lines like Imaginext and the Hasbro Heroes figures, so if you have a little one who's into MOTU these could be some decent starter toys. They're fun to play with and have a lot of shelf presence!

* Zodac's super cool laser pistol with the flared barrel looks great. It's a unique, eye-catching design and Zodac looks fantastic sporting it. 

      Zodac is a Great minifiugre and one of my favorites of the year. He really is quite cool with a great paintjob, an excellent portrait, and a really cool accessories. Some of the standard MOTU Eternia Minis figures have been tougher to find since not many stores carry them and Mattel seems to now be shipping mostly the Revelation branded minis so you may have to resort to online to track Zodac down. He's definitely worth adding to the collection and a real upgrade to the previous release. While the paintjob seems simpler it just looks better overall, as does the sculpt.

 If you're a fan of Zodac I've also reviewed the Super7 M.U.S.C.L.E. Zodac, the Colorforms Deluxe Play Set, The Loyal Subjects Zodac Action Vinyl, the MOTU Origins Zodac, the Mega Construx Panthor at Point Dread set which includes a Zodak minifigure, and the Eternia Minis Horde Zombie Zodac from the Slime Pit Multipack.

For more Eternia Minis reviews check out the following:

1 comment:

  1. That's a great list of minis so far. Reminds me of the Marvel Super Hero Squad. So much fun even with little to no articulation. Just pure fun.


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