Before I delve further into my growing pile of imports I thought I’d get another piece of our most recent Matty box out of the way. So today’s review is for the evil Space Mutant Karatti from the New Adventures of He-Man cartoon.
I’m not very familiar with Karatti’s character. Out of the few episodes I’ve seen of The New Adventures of He-Man, Karatti was either not in them or he played so minor a role that I didn’t even notice. I also didn’t have the action figure as a kid. So the MOTU Classics figure is really my first experience with the character.
Even though I know little about the character, it’s pretty obvious he has one of the more unique looks in the MOTU-verse. His bright green skin and dreadlock orange hair definitely help him stand out on the shelf. Looking at the figure I get a heavy Predator vibe from the design. Well, at least a Predator that’s been reimagined by Roger Corman.
Karatti only has a few new parts, the head being the most predominant. His weird lumpy forehead and dreadlock hair are interesting, but I think his mouth guard is my favorite part. Not only does it have a neat mix of mechanical and animal features, but there are also some great battle damage details.
Karatti’s other new pieces are his upper and lower torso armor. The Four Horsemen did another great job of recreating the original action figure’s clothing. The armor itself looks like it’s made out of various metal plates that have been bolted and welded together. The front has some interesting hoses and panels, with what appears to be purple spandex underneath. (I guess that cuts down on the chaffing.) The back has an interesting canister with tubes coming out of it and a little pouch on his butt (y’know, for carrying space coins). Just like his mask, Karatti’s armor has a fun amount of battle damaged scarring and pockmarks that really add the figure’s character. Continue to page 2…