Kobra Khan’s almost here, so it’s a great time to wrap up February’s Masters of the Universe haul. Last on our list is the Sorceress. One of the few Masters of the Universe Classics figures to have an action feature which is unusual because I don’t think her vintage figure did.
The only female Masters of the Universe figure I had as a kid was Teela. I didn’t even know Sorceress had a figure until I got back into MOTU with the 200X relaunch. I was a bit surprised by it too since He-Man was such a heavily boy-themed line. Sadly, the MO2K line wasn’t given this opportunity. We were lucky the Four Horsemen were able to get a staction figure to us. But with the in depth roster of MOTU Classics, I had no doubt we’d be seeing the Sorceress eventually.
This Sorceress figure is based on her familiar comic book/cartoon/original action figure look. Personally, I’m not a big fan of the whole bird motif. Wearing a costume made of feathers always seemed a bit weird to me. But I can still recognize a great sculpt when I see it, and the 4H did a fantastic job here. There’s plenty of detailed sculpting with all of her feathers. Plus, she looks as if she stepped right out of the Filmation series.
I realize the Horsemen have a certain style, and most of the MOTU women have a similar look. But I feel like Sorceress and Teela look particularly alike. The Sorceress also has one of the prettier faces in the line, which is always nice.
I only have one complaint when it comes to the Sorceress’ head, and it’s not even about the sculpt. The figures we got at IAT all shared the similar problem of the head dress being positioned too high. I’m definitely going to pull her head out and readjust the piece. It should be fairly easy, but it’s still a pain to have to do.
The majority of Sorceress’ pieces are molded in the proper blues, whites, and oranges. What little painting there is on her head dress, boots, and wings is all very clean. In fact, I haven’t noticed any slop on my figure, which is always nice.
I’m not really sure why, but Mattel chose to paint the insides of her wings blue. I don’t think it looks bad, but it’s definitely not the look of the original figure or her Filmation counterpart. Can any of you hard core MOTU fans shed some light on where this design came from? Continue to page 2…