Love him or hate him, Mo-Larr has joined the ranks of MOTU Classics. If we have to take sides, I’m Pro-Mo-Larr. I have to be – some of my favorite MOTU characters are giant bees, cowboys, elephant firefighters, and glowing skeletons. How could I turn away from an Eternian Dentist?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I take He-Man seriously. I mean you have to – he can kick my ass – but the Classics line is about fun. Being a creation of the television show Robot Chicken and not Mattel, I understand the folks that don’t think Mo-Larr belongs. Those fans look at MOTUC like I do DC Classics. With the Green Lantern Classics sub-line, the Four Horsemen are being given an amazing opportunity to create a brand new Red Lantern for the second wave. That’s awesome. I know they’ll do a great job and I’m sure I’ll want it as soon as I see it. But there’s a lot of GL characters that I’d like to have and I think I’m always going to feel like the 4H Red Lantern stole their spot if some of them don’t make it. I suppose that’s how some people might feel about Mo-Larr. But just like I will enjoy the 4H’s Red Lantern, I hope everyone will come around to Mo-Larr.
One other thing I want to get out of the way in the beginning of this review is Skeletor. As happy as I am to own Mo-Larr, I feel a bit taken for my money since he came in a $40 2pk with a Skeletor. Skeletor does feature a new toothless head (which is funny), but he’s otherwise identical to the original release . I think Mattel would have been better served to charge $20-25 for Mo-Larr and toss in just the new Skeletor head and save fans some money. On that same note, I love the packaging and I’m going to make use of it for this review as Mo-Larr’s office (it’s really part of Snake Mountain). So while I wish Skeletor hadn’t been included and the price been upped to $40, I do have to say that I appreciate the overall piece as a collectible.
Like most MOTU figures, Mo-Larr is built economically. He’s primarily a He-Man buck with Hordak’s gloves and features a new lab coat along with a unique head. The lab coat is made of a pliable plastic similar to the Adora dress. It does limit the articulation, but no more than the dresses and some of the armors in the past. It’s got plenty of detail, front and back, and fits right in with the line. Some customizers will be able to make some good use out of this piece.
The head sculpt is perfect. Throughout the line, the 4H have had to update older sculpts and give them more realistic details. With Mo-Larr, his new head certainly gives him more personality than his Robot Chicken counterpart. He seems friendlier somehow and I couldn’t help but make him a nicer guy for this review. At the same time, the sculpt says to me that he could go rogue at any minute and then Grizzlor better watch out…
Mo-Larr included five accessories: drill, mirror, forceps, probe, & floss. The floss is the first accessory that jumps out at me. I like it , but there are two negatives: Mo-Larr can’t hold it and that the rope/floss is just loosely placed inside instead of being on a spool. I still like it; I just wish it were a little better. Continue to Page Two for more accessories, articulation, and paint.