Sunday, May 15, 2022

Toy Review: Evil Warriors of Snake Mountain from POP! Tees: Masters of the Universe by Funko

   Target has been promoting a number of collector focused events lately with one of the more recent being the Funko Target Con 2022. There are two Masters of the Universe exclusives for this event: The POP! Rides He-Man on Battle Cat (Flocked) and the POP! Tees boxed set that I'm looking at today. I've reviewed other POP! Tees sets before and this one follows suit with a brand new colorful t-shirt and a variant of a previously released POP! vinyl. The t-shirt is pretty sweet in this set. It's way louder than a shirt I would usually wear but when MOTU is involved my sense of good taste and style goes out the window. This actually is really colorful and fun, though. The POP! vinyl included is a glow in the dark variant of Evil-Lyn #86 (who was released last year). A shirt and a POP! vinyl. Worth it? Let's take a look after the break...

The Facts:
Includes: T-shirt, Evil-Lyn POP! vinyl, and display stand
Non-Scalper Price: $30 dollars





* This version of Evil-Lyn is practically the same as the version released last year. Same sculpt, same colors; honestly, I wish they'd just done a more fun and funky repaint. The glow in the dark paint isn't really noticeable unless you feel the figure as it is a bit thicker and more abrasive. Again, though: It's a perfectly fine vintage styled Evil-Lyn. She also comes in her own box inside the larger POP! Tees box so if you're an in-box collector you can still remove her and put her on display.

* I like the design of the face but there are some really sloppy areas, particularly where the helmet meets Evil-Lyn's yellow skin. Lots of paint slop. 

* It's tough to see here but Evil-Lyn's legs were really bent out of shape when I removed her from the package. Did Funko somehow package this figure different from the previous release? I don't remember having that issue with the last version.

* The clear plastic stand is pretty vital here since Evil-Lyn's wonky legs don't let her stand on her own very well. 

* The package says "Glows in the Dark" but I didn't find any evidence of a glow. I had the same problem with some previous glow in the dark POP! vinyls as they seem to paint on glow in the dark paint rather than molding the figure in it. Has anyone else gotten Evil-Lyn to glow? Am I missing something?

* The POP! vinyl is pretty much a bust but how's the shirt? Pretty nice, actually. I really like the quality and comfort of the Funko tees and the printed designs are way better than those from most other companies. This design is really cool and while I'd rather have it as a poster I have to admit that it's fun seeing POP! Skeletor surrounded by the little POP! versions of his henchmen. You've got Evil-Lyn, Beast Man, Tri-Klops, Mer-Man, Webstor, Stinkor, and Trap Jaw. I think a POP! MOTU cartoon would be pretty cool, right? The shirt seems to come in sizes M, L, XL, and XXL, and the size of the shirt is clearly notated on the front of the box. 
   Honestly, if you pick this up you're either a complete MOTU junkie (like me) or you dig the shirt. The Evil-Lyn is just too similar to the previous release, her glow in the dark feature sucks, and she has a lot of QC issues that the first figure didn't. That shirt, though; it's a work of art. You're essentially paying about $15 for each item, or maybe $10 for the POP! and $20 for the shirt. It might be a little high. If you can get the shirt by itself and dig it, go for it. It's excellent. As a set, though, this one gets an Eh and a 1/2 from me. Evil-Lyn is just an inferior version of a previously released figure. 

If you're a fan of Skeletor, Beast Man, or Trap Jaw then check out the following review archives for these fellows: Snake Mountain, Beast Manor, and Trap Jaw's Tourist Trap.

If you're a fan of Evil-Lyn I've also reviewed the Masters of the Universe Classics Evil-Lyn, the Mastervers Evil-Lyn, the M.U.S.C.L.E. Evil-Lyn from the Masters of the Universe green boxed set, Tweeterhead's Evil-Lyn bust, the ReAction Evil-Lyn, Super7's neo-vintage Evil-Lyn, the Monogram International Evil-Lyn bag clip, the standard Evil-Lyn POP! + Pez dispenser and the Evil-Lyn (Metallic) POP! + Pez Dispenser, the Rock Candy Evil-Lyn, the Funko POP! Evil-Lyn #86, the Netflix Evil-Lyn, the Eternia Minis Evil-Lyn, the MOTU Origins Evil-Lyn and Evil-Lyn (200x), the Mega Construx Evil-Lyn and Evil-Lyn (series 2) and Mega Construx Heroes Evil-Lyn.

  If you're a fan of Mer-Man, the guy who made talking to fish cool, then check out my reviews of the Masters of the Universe Origins Mer-Man, Mer-Man (Lords of Power), and the PowerCon Lords of Power Mer-Man, the M.U.S.C.L.E. standard Mer-Man and green Mer-Man figures, the Micro Collection Mer-Man, the Panosh Place Mer-Man Collectible Eraser, the MOTU Colorforms Deluxe Play Set, the Monogram Mer-Man bag clip, the Geeki Tikis Mer-Man, the Loyal Subjects' Mer-Man, Super7's neo-vintage Mer-Man, the Mondo Exclusive Mer-Man, the Vinyl Soda Mer-Man, the Mega Construx Battle Cat vs Roton set, the POP! Mer-Man #88 and Mer-Man #91, and the ReAction Mer-Man (Invisible) and Mer-Man (Carry Case Color).

  If you're a fan of Stinkor, the Evil Master of Odors, check out my review of the Masterverse Stinkor, the Origins Stinkor, the green Stinkor M.U.S.C.L.E. minifigure from the Series 2 pack, the ReAction Stinkor, the Mega Construx Stinkor, the Action Vinyls Stinkor, the POP! + Pez Stinkor, the Eternia Minis Stinkor, the Vinyl SODA Stinkor, and the Funko POP! Stinkor #657.

If you're a Tri-Klops fan I've also reviewed the MOTU Origins Tri-Klops and Tri-Klops ("The Terror of Tr-Klops"), the Masterverse Tri-Klops, the M.U.S.C.L.E. flesh Tri-Klops and green Tri-Klops, the POP! + Pez Tri-Klops dispenser, the Loyal Subjects Tri-Klops ("GID Edition"), the Mega Construx single packed Tri-Klops and Tri-Klops from the Battle Ram set, the Monogram International Tri-Klops bag clip, and the POP! Tri-Klops #951.

Webstor is finally starting to get some respect around here! For more Webstor reviews check out the MOTUC Webstor, the MOTU Origins Webstor, the Funko POP! Webstor #997 and Webstor #997 (Metallic) and the Vinyl SODA Webstor.

For more POP! Tees reviews check out the following:

1 comment:

  1. I didn't known that Skeletor glows but, yeah, mine seems to just not glow. I wonder if you have to use something like a black light or somehting?


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