Even though I’d never seen the space He-Man cartoon, I do remember looking through the toys at Kaybee. The two that intrigued me the most were Optikk and Slush Head. Guess I wasn’t alone since those were the first two villains Matty chose.
From the few episodes I’ve seen, Slush Head doesn’t seem to be the common dimwitted villain like most of Skeletor’s henchmen. I wouldn’t call him a genius, but he does seem to have a bit of a sarcastic personality. I really got the impression that he’d rather be somewhere else instead of serving Flogg and Skeletor.
This figure is pretty cool for a lot of reasons, but what I love most about Slushy is that he’s another perfect example of the Four Horsemen’s amazing talent to cobble together a unique looking figure out of a handful of new pieces. His torso, arms, and legs are all Whiplash pieces, while his hands and feet are Merman’s. Lastly, his underwear/shorts and shin armor are from Icarius.
Slush Head comes with one major new body part. His armor, bubble helmet, and head are all new and connected to each other. The head itself isn’t even the kind of head we’re used to getting on a MOTUC figure. The outside part is sculpted to look normal, but the inside is hollow and made out of the same translucent plastic as his helmet. This is to keep the water from leaking out of his helmet, and it does a really good job.
Slush Head’s paint job is pretty detailed, but most of it is subtle. There’s a lot of darker gradiant shading on his skin, and even the blue armor pieces have been given a faint black spray to make them look a bit worn. The armor also has intricately sculpted details that are either highlighted with silver or a darker metallic blue.
Slushy’s articulation is mostly what you’d expect from a MOTU Classics figure. He’s got all the same old joints we’ve become very familiar with, all except one. Slushy’s head can’t move since it is part of his helmet/armor. There’s not even a peg to put a head on. His armor just sits over his shoulders without issue. Continue to page 2…