This review was originally published on December 17th, 2013.
Sea Hawk has always been pretty high on my Filmation want-list. He’s been in six episodes of the Princess of Power series, and he has pretty strong feelings towards Adora (not She-Ra). But it’s his personality that really wins you over. If you’ve never seen any of his episodes, you’re missing out. Just imagine a cocky Adam West as a pirate with an occasional bad attitude.
I was really surprised by how much work went into this figure. Not really expecting more than a fancy repaint, I was surprised by just how many new pieces Hawk received. There are the blatant ones, like his head and vest, but then you also get a crotch piece with a new belt design.
Looking at his arms you’ll see he has new shoulders with a tattered cutoff shirt look, because long sleeves on the ocean are just uncomfortable. There are also new gloved forearms with little square armored bits. Then there’s a brand new left hand that’s been sculpted with his Impact Ring, which increases his hits “a hundred fold”. They also sculpted Hawk’s Seven League Boots, which allows him to jump great distances.
We don’t get a lot of human male figures from the PoP line, but when we do their head sculpts are pretty fantastic. While Sea Hawk’s body is buff, he doesn’t have that beefcake head like most of his Eternian counterparts. I love the face sculpt too. It has a great mix of determined and arrogant, even if he is wearing a headband.
Sea Hawk’s paint job is pretty standard. There’s a lot of brown going on in his costume, but it actually looks pretty good juxtaposed with the black and blue bits. The figure has some nice airbrushing on the brown, for a little contrast. I was also nicely surprised that they painted the little bolts on his armor with a metallic blue. Continue to page 2…