All these NECA figures have put us a little behind on MOTU Classics, so I thought I’d catch us up a bit this week. Let’s kick things off with one of the few Evil Warriors left from the vintage line, Two-Bad. While not necessarily one of my favorite characters, I have to admit that I’ve always loved his striking look. With such a neat contrast, you’d think there’d be more two headed figures running around our toy shelves.
The Four Horsemen did a fantastic job with the sculpting (as usual). I was especially surprised to discover that this Two-Bad wasn’t entirely a vintage clone. Probably my favorite aspect of the MO2K design is that the purple Baddrah has different posture and is slouched to the side. While the Classics figure isn’t as drastically lopsided, there is a definite slump on that left side.
Baddrah’s side also gets the most newly sculpted pieces out of the two. Not only is his side of the body entirely scaled, but his arms and legs also have these large ridges that run down the sides. He’s also got a really neat sculpted design to his glove and boot, both of which look like they’re made of leather and contain plenty of studs and straps to make them dangerous in a fight.
The blue Tuvar is a bit simpler. Like Baddrah, he has a brand new head. His boot and glove are also new pieces which have a cool armor plated look with plenty of rivets holding them together. But when it comes to the rest of his arms and legs, he just uses normal human pieces.
Tuvar and Baddrah do share new chest and abs pieces, both of which are wider than the standard figure. There is also some nice sculpted overlap of the two body types where you can see the scales melting into the smooth skin, and vice versa. I know I’m nitpicking a bit here, but I really wish they would have given them a 200X inspired loincloth as well. As is, the waist is kind of ho-hum and I think the half chainmail/half fur would have looked great. Continue to page 2…