With a few hints here and a couple of namedrops there, it seems like Mattel has been teasing us with the Unnamed One for quite a while. We all had our own theories as to who this character might be. (Personally, I thought it’d be the devil from the episode “The Wizard of Stone Mountain”.) But after all was said and done the Big Bad of MOTU turned out to be an evil Trollan.
At first I wasn’t too thrilled about UNO’s identity, or the fact that his origin story shares a lot in common with the Guardians of the Universe in the Green Lantern books. But over the last couple months I’ve grown to really liking this figure, and that always makes it easier to ignore any characterization or back story that you may disagree with.
The coolest thing about this figure is the sculpt. Ignoring the fact that he’s the Unnamed One, just having an evil Trollan on the shelf is pretty neat. Unlike his good brethren, UNO is loaded down with tattered robes, armor and a utility belt carrying various pouches and even a knife. There’s even a disturbing bloody skull hanging from his chest. This dude is a wizard/warlord and the Four Horsemen did an amazing job detailing him. Like Vikor and Demo Man, the Unnamed One could easily fit into a pulp adventure like Conan the Barbarian.
To mix up the sculpt a bit more, UNO comes with two different heads. The first is a more classic Trollan look with a long and pointy mage hat that covers most of his head. He’s also wearing a tattered veil to cover up his black face, but those evil yellow slits for eyes still glare out.
UNO’s other head is a bit more intimidating. With its spiked rivets, sharp Mohawk, and toothy mouth guard, this helmet definitely gives off a Death Dealer kinda vibe. It even has this cool little dragon skull emblem on the forehead. This is a fantastic piece, unfortunately the ears kind of throw it off. Without them I’d have already made an evil barbarian for He-Man to fight. Unfortunately picking up an exclusive figure for just his helmet isn’t going to happen any time soon. Continue to page 2…