Vault Review: MOTU-
Classics Fang Man

Fang Man comes with three accessories.  First is his double pronged weapon that he appeared with in his Filmation episode.  It has a neat futuristic design to it, so it’s kind of odd to see a dragon man wielding it.  I don’t remember him actually using it in the episode, so I don’t know exactly what it’s supposed to do.  But it does look like an electric prod of some sort.

Fang Man’s second accessory is the Wheel of Infinity, which also appeared in the same episode.  Once the Wheel starts spinning it can’t be stopped, so Skeletor decided to travel back in time and place it where Castle Grayskull would one day stand.  This way the Wheel would eventually destroy the castle with an explosion of energy when it reached its critical point in the future.  It’s probably one of the more interesting ideas that Skeletor has ever devised, even if it does have a few holes.

Fang Man’s last accessory is the Sword of the Ancients.  This artifact came from the episode Masks of Power.  Unfortunately the episode is incredibly vague about what the sword can do.  It’s apparently very powerful, and unbeknownst to Skeletor, it was buried deep in the recesses of Snake Mountain long ago.  The Sword begins to talk when He-Man picks it up, and he is able to join its powers with his own sword.  So it’s definitely a cool artifact to have, even if we don’t know what it really does.

All around Fang Man turned out to be a pretty great figure.  He received a nice amount of detail and way more engineering than I expected.  This really brings some nice diversity to my muscle men shelves.  I’m also always thrilled to get more Eternian artifacts, and this time we got two!  My future Castle Grayskull is going to have a pretty snazzy trophy room by the time it gets here.


20 thoughts on “Vault Review: MOTU-
Classics Fang Man

  1. Great review, pics, and comics, as always! This guy still hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m really looking forward to him.

    I don’t recall seeing that electro-slingshot weapon with Fang Man; I’ll have to double-check that tonight after work. I do recall seeing a similar (longer-handled) weapon being held by the slave-drivers on Phantos, however.

  2. i can’t get past the notion that the electric Y looks like a sex toy to me. i know it’s me, i know i’m a pervert, but it’s there and i can’t unsee it.

    for me personally, he’s too cartoony, and that would be why the filmation sub wasn’t even tempting, but damned that’s a nice sword there! and the infinity wheel, while simple, would be cool to have too. i wonder if/when that neck piece will see another usage? that could be a fun addition, for example, on a custom caligar

      1. why the inquisition? if that thing has a variable speed vibration… WHEW! let the fun and games commence! it doesn’t have to hurt, just so long as it hurts so good…

        1. “You’re all a bunch of PERVERTS! And we’re going to tell all the neighbors about you!”

    1. It’s not you… I see a sex toy as well…
      Some people see a slingshot. If it is a slingshot, we totally need a King Miro Figure to have Fangman the menace!

  3. I wonder if removing the black dots would add more to the appearance and make him look more menacing.

  4. One fig I am bot ways on. A nice addition to a collection but, don’t mind if miss him. Enjoyed the review but I have to ask. Is the tongue poseable? Seen pics of it sticking out of the sides of the mouth around.

    1. Yeah it is. It moves from side to side and the jaw is flexible enough to allow you to have it hanging out the side of the mouth if you like.

  5. Neat review and dio story, Vault. I don’t remember this dude from the cartoon but the 4H went all out designing him. Lots of love on the accessory front as well, which is always a plus for this line.

    1. I think it’s relative, mate. Considering how huge his waist-up bits are compared to almost everyone else’s, normal legs would look scrawny on him.

  6. I like everything from the neck down (the faux ridges down the back of the tunic is cool) but the head sculpt just kills it.

    It’s one of the cartooniest looking head sculpts I’ve ever seen in any toy line ever, and I can’t possibly understand how anyone thinks it fits in well with the established line.

  7. My fang man arrived yesterday (uk). I’ve been looking forward to king He-Man so much I’ve hardly even given fang man a thought. But now he’s here, I think he’s great. A really great figure.

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