It’s easy to fall behind on Masters of the Universe Classics figures. There’s always a new one or two coming out, or just around the corner. So today I’m going back a few months to check out a figure we missed, the Horde vampire Mosquitor.
I didn’t have Mosquitor as a kid. I never understood why the Horde needed two bloodsucking minions. Leech was a hulking brute who could lift Man-At-Arms into the air with his mouth. How could Mosquitor contend with that? He didn’t even have wings. What kind of mosquito doesn’t have wings? Of course that blood pumping action of his was way cooler than Leech’s ability to stick a mirror.
Mosquitor has a pretty unique design, and his MOTU Classics figure reflects this with a nice assortment of new parts. He has new armored biceps and spiny gloved hands. The boots and feet are also newly sculpted, and they’re one of my favorite parts of the figure. They’ve got such a distinctive look, I’d definitely like to see them reused and recolored in the future. Maybe on one of the Space Mutants? The same goes for his new triangular belt and codpiece, which would have looked really good on Laser-Lot.
Mosquitor’s head sculpt is heavily based on the vintage design. Maybe it’s because I never owned the original figure, but I never realized that the red part of his head was a cybernetic helmet. Makes me wonder what his real face looks like. Also, does he actually need this helmet to be a mosquito? Is he just another one of Hordak’s guinea pigs, and that‘s why he doesn’t have wings?
The crowning jewel of the original figure was his blood pumping chest. While the Classics figures don’t really have action features, the 4H did do a great job of sculpting an entirely new armor that fits over a regular body. The front shows off his clear red bat symbol with muscle, organs, and a cybernetic heart underneath. The armor is also nicely detailed with an endo-skeletal feel. They even added a couple of insect legs for a bit of MO2K goodness.
All around these newly sculpted parts look great, but unfortunately a lot of them were made of a softer plastic. His chest armor seems to pull away from the translucent red piece, and his hands feel like they’re being twisted every time they swivel. Definitely not a good sign for durability. Continue to page 2…