Sunday, December 26, 2021

Action Figure Review: Scare Glow from Masterverse/ Masters of the Universe: Revelation by Mattel


   "You will be haunted… by Three Spirits… Without their visits,” said the Ghost, “you cannot hope to shun the path I tread. Expect the first tomorrow, when the bell tolls One."
   He's not Jacob Marley but the Masterverse Scare Glow is paying you a visit this Christmas season! OK, I intended for this for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but ended up not getting around to it. Oh well! He's still spooky, it's still the Christmas season, and you're still here. Let's do this! Anyways, Scare Glow has already been released in Masterverse as a Mattel Creations exclusive. He was sold on July 22nd and shipped in September. I even used him as my special Halloween review. This version is not an exclusive, however, and is part of the third series of Masterverse/ Masters of the Universe: Revelation figures. He's not quite as cool as the Mattel Creations exclusive Scare Glow but if you missed out on that one this version of the Evil Ghost of Skeletor isn't a bad consolation prize. Let's take a look at Scare Glow and see how this ghost with the most compares to the previous one after the break...

The Facts:
Height: 7 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, thigh swivels, balljointed hips, swivel waist, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, double hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a barbell jointed head.

Accessories: 4 interchangeable hands, scythe, cape, and mantle.

Non-Scalper Price: $22-23 dollars





The Positives:
*  Overall, Scare Glow is quite similar to the figure released earlier this year as a Mattel Creations exclusive. Like that figure this Scare Glow is cast in black plastic with his bones painted on. Here they're more of a traditional off-white/ glow in the dark color than the neon green of the exclusive. He's wearing a superb "outfit" with a purple waist robe and his traditional purple cape with an elaborate mantle. I love the metallic paint used for his boots, wrist guards, and belt, and the white of his bones just jumps out! There's no way this guy is just going to fade into the background of your toy shelf!

* The headsculpt is excellent and oh so evil! I really like this version better than the exclusive version as as the cracks and the lines on his skull are more pronounced. He really does look truly evil, doesn't he? This is one of the most menacing looking toys I've ever seen. It's a fantastic sculpt and looks better in the classic colors of Scare Glow. 
* While the exclusive Scare Glow had a much longer cape with wires in it for posing this version has a standard cloth cape. It's tattered and worn and fits around his neck and rests under his mantle. It's a great looking piece and while it's definitely not as impressive as the exclusive version's cape it's still quite nice.

 * Mattel's Masterverse line is really nicely done and like the rest of the figures released so far, the articulation is overall really good here. There are an abundance of joints which allow you to achieve some excellent poses with Scare Glow. He's really well made, too, and feels like a super sturdy and durable toy.

* Traditionally most Scare Glow toys have been molded in glow in the dark plastic with the black bone definition painted on. This Scare Glow is different as the glow in the dark bones are painted on. He does glow, though, and looks pretty cool.
* Scare Glow comes with four interchangeable hands complete with lots of painted on bones. He's got an open palmed left hand and a gripping left hand and a right hand fist and a pointing right hand. They swap pretty easily and do give a nice variety of posing options. The hands are also cast in a smoky looking plastic that makes him seem more ethereal.




* Scare Glow does not come with the very cool Power Sword that the exclusive came with but instead only comes with his traditional scythe. It's molded in a solid color without any paint of the highlights that the exclusive had.

   Overall, this version of Scare Glow is probably a pretty good option for folks who missed out on the exclusive. He's also desirable for anyone who just likes Scare Glow, too, since his colors are a bit more classic. He's missing the very cool sword of the exclusive, the wired cape, and the great packaging, but considering you can pick him up for retail price that's not bad at all. He's a Great figure and well worth adding to the set, especially if you missed the exclusive. Scare Glow had a great role to play in MOTU: Revelation and it's nice to see him get two action figures out of the show.


  If you're a Scare Glow fan, check out my review of the MOTUC Scare Glow, the Masterverse Scare Glow (exclusive), the MOTU origins Scare Glow, the Mega Construx Heroes Scare Glow and standard Scare Glow, the Funko POP! Scare Glow pencil, the Mondo Scare Glow, the Vinyl SODA Scare Glow, and the ReAction Scare Glow and Scare Glow (Clear).

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