Masters of the Universe Classics usually does a fantastic job of updating vintage figures with a more modernized look. I was particularly excited to see what Dragon Blaster Skeletor’s would look like. Unfortunately I think my expectations were too high.
Seems like just a few days ago I was opening a gigantic box packed full of various MOTU and DC figures. But that was actually way back in June, and now that it’s almost August I thought I’d better catch up before that San Diego Comic-con package gets here.
Even though I’d never seen the space He-Man cartoon, I do remember looking through the toys at Kaybee. The two that intrigued me the most were Optikk and Slush Head. Guess I wasn’t alone since those were the first two villains Matty chose.
We’re a little behind on our MOTU reviews, so I thought I’d end this week with a look at the first figure in the 30th Anniversary sub-line: Draego-Man! This guy so impressive, he’s easily become one of my favorite figures in the line so far.
Kobra Khan’s almost here, so it’s a great time to wrap up February’s Masters of the Universe haul. Last on our list is the Sorceress. One of the few Masters of the Universe Classics figures to have an action feature which is unusual because I don’t think her vintage figure did.
Because of the delays in December, we received our Demo-Man and Star Sisters a few days apart. So January felt like a typical month. It’s almost fitting that it should work out this way since all four characters are on the fringes of the MOTU spotlight.
The New Adventures of He-Man is a strange corner of the MOTU Universe. On the surface it doesn’t do much to fit into the original series. But the blending seems to go a lot smoother with the Classics continuity, which is why I’m excited to see these characters in the line.
Each of us have that one specific character we can’t wait to be recreated in the Classics line. Believe it or not, Hurricane Hordak is the figure I’ve been anxiously anticipating since the very beginning. I just never expected him to be released so soon in the line.
August’s bonus MOTU Classics release gives us Megator. Now Tytus finally has someone to spar with and we get to add one more soldier to our Preternian Horde army. We also get an alternate head based on his zombified resurrection in modern Eternia. Now if he just had better articulation…
I felt lucky about this year’s SanDiego Comicon exclusives. Usually I’m scrambling to get five or six, but this year I only wanted three: two of MOTU Classics Queen Marlena and a Monster High Deadfast Ghoulia. Not only were they both incredibly easy to get, but I spent a lot less.
You’ve probably noticed there’s no King Grayskull review in our MOTU Archive. There’s a simple reason for that – none of us bought it! We liked what we saw, but we just weren’t interested in a new MOTU line after what had happened to MO2K. So we passed. Who knew that two years later we’d be running MOTUClassics.Com.
There’s the MOTU figures you really want, there’s the ones you buy only because you’re a subcriber, and then, there’s the ones that you just don’t know what to think about. Grizzlor was in the last camp for me. The Ferocious Figure with Fur? Yeah, I had no idea how I was gonna review this guy.