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Exclusive Goat Man Review

The articulation is what we’ve come to except for the line, no surprises or novelty here. Paint was similarly sharp throughout the figure with crisp lines. The mouth and eyes were especially done well; the teeth look fantastic.

Goat Man included two accessories. The staff of Avion! Yes, again. While our buddy Icer brought us the Filmation staff, Goat Man has the comic version! Props to Mattel for getting both versions released and, even better, ensuring Stratos can actually hold this one! It’s a nice translucent green and looks pretty snazzy. Stratos could even get posed with it, had I had any room left to display accessories. My MOTU shelves are getting tight after all these years!

The other accessory is sweet: a hammer. Goat Man had no time to gear up in his book appearance, so this is an original accessory and it’s fantastic. It’s well fabricated and looks great with just about any figure. I fear Goat Man won’t be keeping it for long…

Overall, I’m pretty happy with Goat Man. I don’t hold the armor clasps against him as that’s Mattel being Mattel. I do wish some changes had been put into blending him as a beast-man hybrid a little more instead of just going for the Halloween look, but I can’t argue that this guy looks like he fits right in with Skeletor’s minions. Once you put him among the swelled ranks, he just chills like he should.

If you missed out on Goat Man he will be available at various conventions throughout the year and then should be up again on EA towards the end of the year if there is remaining stock. It’s cool for Mattel to offer them up at the end like that, but I do applaud Mattel for also putting him up early this month. I hate waiting. Not enough to remember to order on time, apparently, but enough.

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Exclusive Goat Man Review

  1. I like him well enough; though, a friend of mine and I both got terribly loose right ankles. How is the right ankle on your figure?

    Oh, and I picked up that infernal chase “pack-in” two pack as well. I keep looking into my wallet hoping the cash I spent is hiding in there.

    Love the Fisto pic.

    1. Same problem with mine’s right ankle. Was a bit sad since we haven’t had loose ankles for over a year now.

      1. Thanks, Jon. Good to know. Makes me wonder if it is worth it to get a replacement, or if I’d get more of the same and maybe worse. Wonder why Mattel used the old Skeletor ankles when they have new ones tooled?

  2. It’s like Red Skull and Mr Sinister had a medieval viking love child way into S&M.
    posing him with the similarly attired Mr.T-wannabe there and you’re missing out on some prime Folsom Street comedy fare. Oh Myyy!

    In just looking at him, tho, I think my only complaint is that his hands appear oddly small? Is that just an optical illusion made from the new wrists or what?

  3. “Dude, I punched a lot of people in 1985.” LOL.

    This guy reminds me more of Aries (or is it Capricorn?) from the Marvel super-villain group Zodiac. It’s gotta be those horns. He does fit in with those other red-clad bad guys, but he’s otherwise a third tier character and an easy pass for me. Maybe if they had painted his neck or something?

    1. Oh, man, I could had a field day with zodiac jokes…

      I do wish they’d painted his neck. That would’ve been more accurate to the comic too.

  4. Awesome review, man.

    I love this guy. He definitely kind of has some Clawful syndrome going on with the human body and animal face, but I’m going with him being some evil Eternian guy who tried to make a pact with a demonic entity and ended up getting hosed in the deal. He didn’t get the power or things he wanted but ended up becoming an insane menace. His appearance changed and while he grew stronger and more powerful in his physical abilites, he also became a pariah to society. Like the Gerasene Demonianc, Goat Man roams the outskirts of Eternian burial grounds. Eventually, Skeletor and Beast Man tracked him down and placed those wristlets on him. The unique designs on them are ancient symbols that help to control the savage Goat Man, allowing Beast Man to command him.

  5. I was amazed at how easily I was able to get Goat-Man and the Lookee/Kowl pack during Early Access. I logged in early and when the time hit I was able to add them to my cart and check out with absolutely NO screen of doom, red OR white. And with both lasting at least a couple hours (I believe) it leads me to a couple realizations… 1) they didn’t limit these as much as they said lead us to believe and 2) MOTUC demand is on the decline.

    Regardless, I popped in and picked up the 2 Goat-Man that I wanted for my collection. I’d normally have waited for Power-Con later this summer but since they are moving it to New York this year I won’t be able to go. And getting Lookee/Kowl just saved me some stress later on down the road.

    1. It’s been better lately, but some folks still have trouble. Remembering has become my greatest weakness!!

      Definitely makes sense to get ’em now. Less to worry about later!

  6. Great review and excellent pics & comics.

    I just had a nasty thought of those things on his thighs being celices.

    Anywho, I managed to get a couple Goat Men and some Kowl & Loo-Kee 2-Packs, for myself and to share around with others, but I didn’t have an easy time of it. Yet again, I got everything in my cart and ready to roll, and the glitches and errors started. Third EA in a row for me this has happened. (I skipped March, but posts on the MC Facebook page were saying that March was a glitch-tacular month as well.) Called through and get them to sort it out, and in TWO AND A HALF DAYS, they arrived in Devon, courtesy of DHL. Love those Germans.

    Now, if only MattyCollector would sort out that sodding website of theirs . . . .

  7. I totally agree with all you’ve said. I also missed the oportunity to buy those figures in this last early access. I live in Brazil and unfortunately I can’t use internet at my work, and when I got home that day and tried to buy my figures….SOLD OUT…..It pissed me off!
    Like you I hate waiting and I had to buy my figures on ebay and paid almost double the price.
    Every subscriber must have the right to buy at least one of every figure released with a very limited quantity per person (even if it’s an exclusive one). If the person don’t want it, then Mattel can offer the figure later in the website.

    1. I know Matty is always worried about leftover stock, sometimes rightfully so, but I always wonder why a subscriber isn’t limited to the number of subscriptions they have. (other than that it’s too difficult for them to administrate… lol)

  8. I love the review, and the figure itself. I love that old Sega Genesis Game – The Immortal. The trolls in that game are man-sized, have horns on their heads, and human feet just like Goat Man. I’ve already taken to thinking of him as an eternian troll from sub-ternia.

    And for those who were wondering, my Goat Man does not have loose ankles. All his joints are tight.

  9. One of those figs can.debate about getting. A great review and pics and the one fisto comic is funny.

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