Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Minifigure Review: Sorceress from Masters of the Universe Eternia Minis: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by Mattel


   Today I'm taking a look at Sorceress, the third single carded figure in the Netflix He-Man and the Masters of the Universe themed series of Masters of the Universe Eternia Minis. I reviewed the standard figure earlier this month, so check that one out for a full rundown of the character. Long story short, this Sorceress is actually Teela in her powered up form; not the Sorceress, Teela-Na. There is a different, more traditional Sorceress character in the show named Eldress, whose relationship with Teela (if any) hasn't been revealed yet. Well, not as of the third episode of season 2. Hey, I'm a slow TV watcher! Let's check out this cool minifigure of Teela as Sorceress after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 2 inches

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

Accessories: Staff

Non-Scalper Price: $5-$6 dollars

The Positives:

* I love the design of this outfit. It's really different from anything we've seen in Masters of the Universe and reminds me of something that would have looked pretty cool in the New Adventures of He-Man. It reminds me of something very retro sci-fi or of a character from something like Gatchaman. Sorceress is a neat, clean mini with some good paintwork and a great color selection.

* Most of Teela's head is covered in her Sorceress form by a beak-like helmet. The blue color here is excellent and the gold trim is neatly applied. 

* Turn Sorceress around and you can check out her super cool wing and her long ponytail. There's not really any paintwork here but the design is good and it doesn'tfeel like anything is missing. 

* Sorceress moves like the rest of the female figures in the line: Swivel waist and shoulders with a swivel head. The swivel head is restricted quite a bit because of her long ponytail, but there is a little movement. Everything else works fine.

* Mattel has done a pretty nice job with this staff. It's more sci-fi than fantasy, I think, or maybe a 50/50 blend. It gives this Sorceress her own unique feel and looks great in either hand. 
The Negatives:

* Because of her wings and long ponytail, Sorceress tends to tip over backwards. You'll really have to work to get her standing, probably using a stand or having her lean forward on her staff.

   Sorceress/ Teela turned out really nice in Eternia Minis. She's one of the most unique looking figures in the collection as well, so that's a huge plus. The only negative thing I have to say about her is that she's a pain to stand. It's almost impossible, really. Once you get things worked out, though, Sorceress is a cool little minifigure that gets a Good and a 1/2 from me. With only three figures this was a pretty small set of releases. I wonder if we'll see any more show up in the Eternia Minis line? I'd sort of rather Mattel focus the CGI He-Man efforts on the 5.5 inch line and keep Eternia Minis for more classic looks.

Are you a huge fan of Teela? Check out my archive of Teela reviews, Teela: Warrior Goddess, for a bunch of Teela goodies from across MOTU's 40 year history!

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