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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