It’s my turn to take a look at some of the Four Horsemen’s new Power Lords. Noisy’s already reviewed a couple of these soldiers, but it’s my first time even getting any. So I’ll probably be covering a lot of the same territory he did, but in different colors! After all, that’s half the fun with these guys.
Power Lords is one of those toy lines I really don’t remember from when I was a kid. I’m not sure if I ever ran across them at the store or maybe I just didn’t like their designs enough. Of course looking back on it now, that seems a bit crazy. Going through the archive of toy pictures I see plenty of strange and even crazy designs that really push that line to the forefront of weird. We haven’t quite hit that crazy stride with the new line yet. The new Power Corps soldiers are probably some of the most vanilla designs out there. Some of my favorite GI Joes as a kid were generic troops in cool uniforms, and that same idea is really appealing to me with the Power Soldiers.
The Power Soldiers all share the same body, a “futuristic” sci-fi ribbed bodysuit. The sculpted details include an armored collar and knee pads, and some cool circuitry running down his arms, legs and chest. He’s also apparently wearing a sort of cargo pants, which everyone knows is the official pants of the future.
The big difference between the two soldiers is the different head sculpts. The regular soldier has the full dome covering the majority of his head with the sides and chin covered in armor. It’s a decent looking sculpt, but the smooth dome makes him look bald to me. I know, I’m strange. The other head sculpt is for the Elite Soldier and has a more traditional space helmet look (or maybe even a futuristic gas mask). It’s definitely much more intimidating than the other soldier. Continue to page 2…