He-Man also included another Power Sword. I’m not going to look a gift-accessory in the mouth as I’m glad Mattel found that budget was leftover after the key & gun and used it, but a different deco here would’ve been cool. Maybe a brown to match the tunic?
The last accessory was a pretty cool and unexpected one – a Bionatops blaster. Though we must face the sad truth that this will probably be as close as we ever get to a Classics Bionatops, it’s pretty cool in its own right. It’s faithful to the original although it has that nice 4H update to make it work better as a handheld weapon (the scope isn’t on a long pylon for example). I really appreciated that the butt of his rifle goes perfectly up against the figures shoulder. That doesn’t happen enough in the wide world of action figures. The only thing annoying about the rifle was caused by the packaging itself – it look so awesome slung behind his back in the bubble that I find myself wishing the 4H had included a way for it to attach to the figure.
Despite being fairly obscure in the ranks of MOTUdom, he’s got a decent sculpt and great accessories. He also fleshes out the Preternia crowd – while the mini-comic only showed him there for a short time, his bio hints at a longer stay, so he’ll hang out with them on my shelves (and he’ll do so probably without that tunic piece). Overall, Strangor here might not be the most exciting figure, but that’s probably a good thing for the subscription figures, right?