The Facts: Savage He-Man
The Facts: Orko
Height: 5 inches (while hovering)
Articulation: Swivel hinge hover base, swivel/ hinge hover stand arm, swivel/hinge shoulders, and a balljointed head.
Non-Scalper Price: $30-$35 dollars
* While he's not really any larger than the standard He-Man, Savage He-Man definitely looks way more vicious and barbaric. This variant really lets the great work on the sculpting be in full view, particularly because of the way Mattel highlighted the muscle tone and definition with paint applications. Amazing stuff here. There are a lot of new parts (lower legs and feet and different hands) and the primitive looking loin cloth really seals the deal.
* While the expression isn't perfect for the Savage He-Man from the show it's not bad and definitely makes for a great Jungle He-Man/ Oo-Lar. I really do like it, especially the hint of a scowl or snarl that's just starting to come to his lips.
* Here's a shot of the back of the figure to show off the way Mattel highlighted the muscles on this guy. He could have been a very plain figure but those paint highlights really make him quite visually interesting and give him a unique look from the standard He-Man.
* This line has very solid articulation, really some of the best I've
seen on a Mattel action figure. He moves freely, has a nice range of
motion, and the joints are plentiful.
* Savage He-Man comes with two sets of hands: Open palmed hands that look great for tearing apart Evil Warriors (or anyone, really) and standard grips for holding the included accessories. They swap easily so no problems here.
* I'm very partial to this wild looking axe, though. this is the classic prototype/ minicomic axe but it's been more given a more battered and weathered look. Imagine Savage He-Man dicing up some Skelcons with this baby!
* Mattel also through in a standard Power Sword. While Savage He-Man doesn't use it in the show (that's why he's Savage He-Man, after all) it is a nicely sculpted and painted weapon and a fun extra.