Power Lords Ophidian
& Slate Zone Soldiers


The figures are pretty basic when it comes to paint.  The bodies are molded in their intended color.  The Ophidian Squad Elite is red, while the regular soldier is a dark blue.  The Slate Zone Elite is light gray, while the regular version is a dark bluish gray.  Aside from the base color, the only paint on each figure is the visor area of each helmet, the chest triangle, and the belt.  But being Glyos compatible, you can pretty much mix and match your perfect colored soldier.


Since this is a Glyos compatible line, really the whole figure can be considered an accessory.  But officially, each soldier comes with two weapons.  First is a rifle with a nice amount of sculpted detail and three hand grips.  Next is a staff with a little techno bauble on top.  Not sure if this was in the original toy line, but it definitely looks like some sort of futuristic prod.


Each figure has a good range of articulation, but it’s not quite perfect.  The heads are on ball joints.  The shoulders, elbows, knees, and ankles are all swivel hinges.  The wrist, waist and hips are swivels.  The biggest hindrance here is the swivel hips.  We really need a swivel/hinge type motion here get the full range out of the figures.  Without it, they’re a bit limited from the waist down.  Hopefully this won’t be an issue with that Legends line they’re planning.  My skeleton knights require the ability to do deep lunges!


All around these are pretty cool little figures that fit in nicely with a lot of other 1/18th lines.  The biggest detractor is that they don’t have as many paint apps, but the sculpted detail is definitely there.  I’m definitely looking forward to the more crazy designs in this line, and maybe even a few more soldier variants to fill the ranks.

Unfortunately the Slate Zone figures have already sold out, but you can still pick up the Ophidian Squad Soldier and Elite at the Store Horsemen.


17 thoughts on “Power Lords Ophidian
& Slate Zone Soldiers

  1. Great review, Love the dialogue inn the pics. The helmet doesn’t remind me of early pattern baldness, but it does have very cool hint of Iron Man / Daft Punk to it.

  2. Ophidian is red? huh. I would have pegged the blue one for obvious reasons if you look at your last group shot there. 😉

    I remember this line mostly from the back cover of comics. I think I only saw them once or twice in stores?

    I do recall reading somewhere a comic origin tie-in? Basically, the main guy, Adam Power was recruited/Spocked into being the leader of some rebellion against the ugly evil aliens, and his Spock-ish heritage meant he would turn from a normal guy in an orange jumpsuit into a “Power Up” blue-skinned alien/Adam Warlock knockoff that doesn’t like shirts. also, the figures had some sort of action button on the back of the belt, and Adam’s flipped him from “human” to “alien” and he had two thumbs, so you could just twist his arms around and ignore the other color. and thumb.

    ooh, look, a secret mountain base!
    and IAT pimpage! yay!

  3. As much as I love and appreciate the Revell Power Lords, these excellent-looking updates do nothing for me. :^(

  4. Excellent review, pics, and comics, as always.

    Shame I won’t be getting these (I can’t spend my life online waiting for limited figures to go up for sale, and there are also money and space issues), as they’re pretty dang cool.

      1. Only problem is, I’m a rabid completist. I’m trying to cure myself of it, but it gnaws at the back of my mind that I’m still missing out on something. Must be strong.

  5. Cargo Pants. The official pants of Rob Liefeld.

    Great pics, as usual. Loved the review.

  6. OMG! Thank you! I thought I was the only person who thought the domed soldier looked like he had male pattern baldness.

  7. Well, I have a full head of hair, so maybe I’m not as fixated on the balding thing. But if I was going bald I’d probably be looking at hairlines all day long, I’m guessing. 😉

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