It's been quite a bit since I last reviewed a new Masters of the Universe figure, hasn't it? There's been a lot of new and cool stuff released lately and while I'd love to review it all, to do so would be too overwhelming. Currently I'm focusing my reviewing efforts on figures of new characters or characters who haven't appeared in toy form that often. Today I'm checking out Hypno, one of the Sun-Man and the Rulers of the Sun crew. Hypno isn't just new to Masters of the Universe Origins but he's actually new to Sun-Man. Well, at least in figure form. In the 1980s he only existed as a prototype, so Mattel making him is probably a pretty big deal to the hardcore Sun-Man fans out there. Hypno is a Psychic Hypnotist with lots of powerful gear to supplement his mesmerizing voice. He's one of the good guys and adds some magical power to the Heroic Warriors. Ready to check Hypno out? Then join me after the break...
Height: 5 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/ hinge ankles, boot swivels, swivel/hinge knees, balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a double balljointed head.
Accessories: Armor, wand, helmet, falcon, and minicomic.
Non-Scalper Price: $18-$20 dollars
* The Sun-Man figures not only share the He-Man base body with most other Origins figures but they share boots and bracers a lot of the time, too. In fact, Hypno (left) shares a headsculpt with Bolt-Man. I'm not sure if this was really planned for the vintage line or not (I think Hypno looks different from Bolt-Man in the prototype image).
* Like most of the Sun-Man characters (and most of the early MOTU characters), Hypno uses the standard base body, sharing his trunks, bracers, and boots. Hypno's gear has an orange and yellow color scheme to it and his removable armor looks more like a wrapped garment of some sort. I'm not sure if it's supposed to mimic anything, but to me it looks like one long cloth strip wrapped around his torso to make a vest like garment.
* They're also modular. and can be easily separated to make your own lazy boy customs!
* Hypno's helmet of hypnosis feels to me like it has an Egyptian vibe about it. It's a sleek helmet with some wing-like designs on the side. When you pop it on his head he really does look pretty different from Bolt-Man, so it's a pretty key part of his look.
* Hypno also comes with a really cool silver Falcon companion that nicely fits on his arm. It's different from the falcons from MOTUC and DC Universe Classics, so maybe someday we'll see this Falcon repainted in the colors of Zoar and Screech for Origins? The vintage prototype image of Hypno also had this falcon, so Mattel definitely did their homework here.
* Hypno comes with the minicomic from this series, "Assassin's Aim!" It's a story of Hypno and Roboto trying to stop the Snake Men from assassinating Skeletor, who currently thinks he's their new ally and leader. It's not a full sized minicomic (it's only six pages) but it's we drawn and pretty fun. Plus, the eyes on hypnotized Skeletor and Mer-Man look absolutely bonkers.
* My only negative with Hypno, besides the fact that he looks a bit goofy, is that his helmet just doesn't want to stay on very well. It's far too loose and just can't get a good grip on his hair.
This is the first figure of Hypno I've reviewed. For more Masters of the Universe Origins reviews check out the following: