Paintwork is sharp throughout, though not much is really needed. The greens and blues are vibrant and the lines are sharp. One nice surprise is on the webbed hands – the hands are molded clear and painted green so that the webbing is still translucent. It looks great and is just the right touch to kick off what will hopefully be a good year for MOTU Classics. Oh, I lied. I did forget one other nitpick – his tail. It’s glued on instead of being articulated. And strangely, it’s also glued on to his loincloth. On a sideview, it’s visibly not attached to his body in some poses. Funky.
Also funky? Lizzy’s lack of accessories! Oh, he’s got two, but they’re not for him! He has to fork everything over to Skeletor, the poor guy. First, he includes Skelly’s Filmation sword and the very first artifact from the show, the Diamond Ray of Disappearance. The diamond steals the show in the engineering department – ther underside is specifically molded to fit in Skeletor’s hand despite the hand not being meant for it and the stone itself is cast in glow-in-the-dark plastic. That’s win-win. The sword is cool, the sculpt is great, but the complete lack of paint? Ew. 90s Flashbacks…
Overall, Lizard Man finally got his due. I don’t care that much about the size and while I would like more articulation in the neck and torso, I’m not crying about it. I haven’t opened any of the Masters from Feburary til now (yet), but Lizard Man has really got me off on the right foot for the “new” year. He’s looks great on the shelf and is a fun figure to add with the fun “real life” backstory of waiting thirty years to get a figure to boot. I’ ecstatic that we’ve gotten to this point!
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