I always thought Icer was one of the more interesting one-hit-wonders of the Filmation series. A bit more cunning than your average Skeletor thug, Icer used his abilities to freeze people or liquefy and resolidify to take over the Eternian weather station. Maybe even more than his powers, Icer’s creepy monotone voice has always left a lasting impression on my six year old self.
Icer is technically the first figure in the Filmation sub (although I really feel like Octavia and Fang Man are honorary members). Like the previous animated characters, I was very glad to see additional details added to his design. Furry bracers and boot tops add a nice contrast to the standard MOTU buck and loincloth. I think his feet are also newly sculpted shoes, although I’m not one hundred percent sure. I was also excited about these new parts because it brings us even closer to having a proper Ice Armor He-Man!
Icer’s head is an entirely new sculpt. The Four Horsemen did a fantastic job of giving him cube-like features which make him stand out from pretty much everyone else in the line. He also has another ring of fur around his head. As a kid, I never really questioned why an ice dude would be wearing a sexy Eskimo Halloween outfit. But it just confuses he hell out of me as an adult. It’s not like he has to keep warm. Even if he did, there’s not a lot of coverage going on. Icer truly has one of the stranger costume designs.
Most of Icer’s body has been molded in a translucent blue plastic with a light layer of white paint to make him look frosty. The effect works really well for the figure, even if it is a bit hard to catch on camera. The rest of the figure is mostly painted in white with a gray wash to bring out the sculpt. The only unique looking piece is his metallic blue belt, which fits in really well considering it doesn’t match anything else on the figure. Continue to page 2…