One of my favorite things about the MOTU Classics line is the inclusion of new characters. So I was pretty excited about the 30th anniversary sub-line when it was announced. I’m actually a bit sad that it’s almost over, and I hope something like this shows up again before MOTU Classics ends.
Cy-Chop was created by Mattel’s Terry Higuchi and is the next to last character in the 30th Anniversary line. Although this character has a very distinct look, I personally think he fits in rather well with the rest of the Masters of the Universe.
Cy-Chop’s design is a bit all over the place. His arms and legs are made up of blue Beast Man parts, which give us hints as to what the character looked like before the accident destroyed the majority of his torso. I never really considered having a blue Beast Man-like character before, but I love how the colors look on the furry texture and would definitely buy a figure of Scychor before the accident. I think he’d look pretty good paling around on my shelf with Kronis.
Cy-Chop’s head is an entirely new sculpt. It has an interesting robotic design that’s a stark contrast to his more animalistic extremities. The design itself is also pretty interesting and reminds me a lot of the old Microman toy line, especially when coupled with his translucent Roboto torso. The addition of the robotic bits and organs inside his chest was definitely gives him his own feel though.
Instead of hands or claws, Cy-Chop sports two giant robotic scissors. I love the random insanity that is sometimes injected into MOTU, and Cy-Chop’s scissor hands may take the cake for being the craziest. The mad scientists that put him together saved his intestines, so I’m assuming he still needs to eat and go to the bathroom but I don’t know how. The scissors are also so long that he has to bend his arms, so you know he probably trips over them. Not to mention how unsafe it is to run with scissors that big!
Cychop’s paint job is more complex than you’d think. His arms and legs are molded in blue with a tiny bit of black shading. His inner mechanical bits and intestines have been painted in pinks, grays, and gold, definitely making it easier to see them through the translucent blue chest. Cy-Chop’s head is all silver with the exception of his metallic blue eyes. That same silver and blue was used on his scissors, giving them a nice cold mechanical feel. The one aspect to his paint that really threw me at first was the bright orange on his belt and forearms. It clashes with the blue, but in a good way that makes the figure stand out. Continue to page 2…