Sunday, December 12, 2021

Toy Review: Tung Lashor from Vinyl SODA by Funko

   We're now at the fifth and final review of this Masters of the Universe Vinyl SODA Mini Marathon! That didn't take too long, did it? Today we're checking out Tung Lashor, the Evil Tongue-Shooting Snake Men Creature! Rather than looking like a snake Tung Lashor appears to be based on a poisonous frog. He's apparently from the dimension of Etheria, leaving the Evil Horde to join King Hiss and the Snake Men. Tung Lashor is a standard release not tied to any convention and, like so many other Vinyl SODAs lately, I got him second hand for less than retail since this is the common version. The variant has a metallic paintjob. Ready to leap into this review of the Vinyl SODA Tung Lashor? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 4 inches

Articulation: None

Accessories: 2 piece metal soda can and a "POG shaped collector card."

Non-Scalper Price: $15 dollars

Edition Size: 10,000 (8,400 standard and 1,600 metallic variants)

The Positives:

* When I do these mini marathons there are just some things I repeat myself on, so deal with it. These are really appealing to me since they're solid, vinyl figure that look like the breakfast mascots of the 1970s. There's just something really cool about how simple and stylized they are. They stand well, they're bright and vibrant, and they look amazing on display.


* I'm still loving the cans these come in! The soda can design is incredibly cool and makes for a rather unique display piece on a shelf. What would Tung Lashor soda taste like? I'm going to go with something a bit tropical, like a passion fruit or guava but with a tangy twist. The can displays all of the expected labels while the back shows off the figure and includes all of the legal info, etc. The top of the can separates so you could use the can to store trinkets as well, and it's even sculpted to look like the top of a soda can. It's made from a much more durable metal than your average soda can, too, so it's quite a nice collectible.


* Inside the can is a round, sturdy cardboard disc. It's kind of like a POG, though a bit larger. On the front is Tung Lashor's locable face while the back has the figure's name and the edition size.


* Tung Lashor is bright and bold, really standing out on the shelf. I love the variety of colors on him as he just grabs your attention almost immediately. His pinkish-purple skin looks fantastic and the darker purple patterns look nice and random on him, like camouflage of sorts. He's sporting the Snake Men logo on his chest and it's nicely painted and a sculpted element, not just a print. His fingers are also weird, long, and creepy, just like the vintage toy.

* The headsculpt is excellent with a great shape, cool little teeth, and some very creepy yellow eyes. If bright colors are nature's way of warning you that an animal is dangerous you should have no excuse to get too close to Tung Lashor. Even his tongue is bright with a mixture of yellow and green.



* Tung Lashor doesn't have his mosquito-shaped weapon but he does have the signature Snake Men staff. It's a great sculpt and is molded in a deep, dark purple.



* Flip Tung Lashor around and you can see more of the great pattern of his skin and the bumpy texture all over his head.

   Tung Lashor also turned out wonderfully and gets a hearty Great and a 1/2 rating from me. What can I say? I love the aesthetic of the Vinyl SODA series and Funko has been doing a great job with the Masters of the Universe license, offering up a nice mixture of the main crew and lesser known characters. My biggest question now is who will get to Teela first? Vinyl SODA or POP! vinyls? There really has to be some reason that Funko hasn't produced a Teela except for in the Pint Size Heroes line, right? If you know more let me know in the comments below!


 If you're looking for more of Tung Lashor check out the MOTUC version of Tung Lashor, the Filmation inspired He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Tung Lashor, and the POP! Tung Lashor #884.

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    1. Indeed. I'm always thrilled to see the Snake Men get some attention since they so often get left out of things.


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