Ultimate Edition Ram Man…SpartanNerd Unboxing and Review

The announcement that Mattel was passing MOTU off to another, smaller company, Super7, was scary, scary news.

I (and everyone else who cares) was aware of their work, and none of it was of collectors style figures along the lines of Masters of the Universe Classics.

Their stuff was cool…just not highly articulated figures.  They carry on the legacy of M.U.S.C.L.E.  And 3.25 inch scale figures.  Plus some pop vinyl things, shirts, all infused with pop-culture goodness.  (For instance, Aliens M.U.S.C.L.E., and Street Fighter M.U.S.C.L.E.). Puzzlingly…they have their own characters and things as well.  And I wonder how they sell that stuff?  It’s not that it isn’t cool.  But when you are selling something that feels generic next to a beloved liscenced character, I wonder how that works out?

But Super7 is going all out with Masters of the Universe.  They are making a TON of figures.  Just dropping them into their other lines…as well as reviving the vintage style figures (YES!) and also carrying on with MOTUC.

Way back in December, Super7 offered their first pre-order…the Ultimates.  You could order He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, Faker, or Ram Man.  They were costed out at about the same price as Mattel was offering figures, but with the promise of a different shipping handler (no more digital river), and the figures came with basically everything that was ever offered to outfit each figure.  For instance, with Skeletor, you got Keldor’s head, cape, and all of Skeletor’s basic weapons.  Teela got her armor set, blonde head, and blaster.

But Ram Man promised to be the same thing Mattel offered.  Just with card-back coloration.  Why Ram Man anyway?  Mattel sold him out in under 30 minutes back in 2013.  And really never offered him again.  This made the after-market price of Ram Man around or even over $200.  So Super7 was doing us all a favor by increasing the amounts of Ram Man out there.  Sure, that red vintage toy paint job will still be pricey to get, but I think the figure will go down.

Ram Man was the only ultimate that I bought, and I have a little bit of sadness that I didn’t order Faker now.  I started to, but it was too late, and the pre-order window closed.

So here is my unboxing and review of the first ever Masters of the Universe Classics style figure made by someone else!

Ram Man came in this shipping box.  It is similar, but of lower quality than Mattel’s box I think.  I don’t care either way.  Just saying.  On the bottom is the conspicuous Super7 instead of Mattel.

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I don’t know why, but Super7 opted to go with different packaging.  I’m glad they did!  This box is very reminiscent of the vintage toyline box.  You can see what you get clearly.  Ram Man in vintage cardback colors (orange instead of red.)  His ax, and his alternate head.  This is the exact same product that was offered before…I went back and checked old reviews, etc.  Besides the coloration and package, you get the same Ram Man.

or do you?

Before flipping the box over…what’s that?  A MINICOMIC?  (I already knew it was faux)

But the presence of that item back there is very, very welcome.  Mattel could have done this while all that time people were asking for minicomics.  Super7 really shows some genius in that they are quite aware of what fans are into.  If you are a MOC collector (I’m not) then it is splash like this that makes a big difference.

 

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The back of the box.  Take in the awesomeness.

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It’s like they perfectly captured the feel of the old boxes!  You get to see lots of upcoming Super7 MOTUC goodness.  There is a comic art scene at the top.  There is even instructions for swapping Ram Man’s head, with arrows and everything.

Again I must scream.  HOW HARD WAS THIS TO DO, MATTEL?

Don’t get me wrong.  I have been a fan of MOTUC.  I was sad to see Neitlich go.  But this on card packaging is perfect! Super7 is showing a lot of promise.

Now let’s open him up.  I just throw away the boxes anyway.  (If I want to look at them, I will just go back and read my blog!)

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Remember that “minicomic”?  It is really a small poster.  This I will keep!  And for those people upset that there was no “bio” for Ram Man on the back, if you flip this poster thing over, you get this!

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This is over TWICE AS MUCH INFORMATION as the Mattel bios gave you.  And then they signed it “Scrollos.”  Can we stop crying with joy yet?

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Here is Ram Man right out of the box.  Unfortunately, he has that “pee plastic” smell.  It has worn off (I’ve had him in hand for three days.), but that doesn’t ever give a good impression.  The smell of urinal cake in your incredibly expensive collector figure.

Ram Man looks great, though.  I like how there is a gold paint-hit all around the studs on top of the boots, and even on the cleats on the bottom.  That same paint-hit goes around his skirt.  Ram Man has “Michelin Man” pants on.  This is what the vintage and 200x version had.  So it is a part of who Ram Man is.  The cloth pieces of the armor are sculpted with little laces…very nice.  The “metal” parts of the armor are just flat silver.  Which is boring.  At least is shiny, if it is done in matte.  The skull on his belt needs more paint or something.

Ram Man’s face is very impressive.  There doesn’t seem to be that much age-range in MOTU.  If a character has gray or white hair, they are old.  Otherwise they seem to be mid twenties.  Filmation differentiated them by making their voices sound different.  (Man-At-Arms, Randor.)  But in toy form, you lose that.  The wrinkled, grizzled face of an old veteran knight suits Ram Man perfectly.  And it takes a character who is usually billed as a “moron” somewhere new.  Somewhere respectable.

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The back of Ram Man is what you would expect.  The back of the knees are unsightly, but I’m not sure that could be helped.  You can see the little hook on his back as well to hold weapons.  Maybe more flare could have gone into this?  I understand that some of this torso had to be re-tooled.  The Ultimate Editions are obvious re-use of the tools Mattel had.  But we were told early that something was wrong with Ram Man’s shoulders.  If they re-tooled this, maybe they should have made more of a big deal out of this little clip.  Of course, I might be completely off base.  Maybe this part of the tool was fine, and they saved some money.  It’s just a small gripe.

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I would never display Rammy like this.  But I wanted you to see the articulation points.  Ram Man has everything you would expect.  But his armor style restricts the movement somewhat.  Ram Man won’t be sitting down or manning vehicles.  He has boot cut swivel, as well as knee swivel and rocker ankles.  His arms have ball joints at the shoulders, swivels on the elbows, and rotating wrists.

He can twist his torso above the belt.  And it seems that he has a rocker joint for his upper torso.  But I can’t make that joint move, and I am afraid of breaking him if I force it.  I don’t see a reason to move that joint, I’m just saying.  Ram Man isn’t a yoga master.

His head is on a ball joint, and you can get a surprising amount of movement out of it considering that it has such a large helmet sculpted on.

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WE INTERUPT THIS RAM MAN UNBOXING WITH A RANDOM PICTURE.  Help!  Squeeze has BattleGround Teela in a figure eight hold!

Back to business…

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Tell me this isn’t a classic image!  (Proving AGAIN that the rock that came with Marvel Select Thor is the best part of that action figure…)

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Ram Man has two accessories.  The un-helmeted head, and the axe.  The alternate head has the same face-sculpt, but you can see the ears, and you can see the metal piece that is the top of his skull, explaining his super power.

What I don’t like is the neckline…it seems that his head is floating on top of a silvery-gray nothing.  I don’t know what the solution could have been, but for such an outstanding figure, this feels like the shoddiest part.

The axe is well done…but fits loosely in the hole provided in the fist.  It has a dark coloration on the handle, which is nice, and for the record it fits snuggly on that clip on the back of the figure.

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And here is the classic team from Filmation.  It seems like Ram Man, Orko, Teela, and He-Man found themselves in a disproportionate amount of episodes, with Man-At-Arms featured somewhere as well.

And just to humor that new Bio story…

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Anytime we can use Draego Man is a fun time!

So how do I rate this figure?

I feel like the basic figure plus the packaging deserves all 5/5.  The alternate head (no-neck) issue is a problem, but it isn’t how most people will display Rammy.

Opening this package hit that special note…rarely hit anymore.  The feeling of opening a vintage figure fresh from the store.  I just want to say thanks to Super7 for doing such a fine job in that department.  The nostalgia is thick here, and if you like MOTUC, you should get Ram Man or look into getting more of their classics offerings.

I hope they put out more ultimate editions.  If they put out an ultimate Fisto, I’m the first guy that is going to sign up to buy!

The SpartanNerd rates Ultimate Edition Ram Man from Super7 at 5/5.  Do you agree or disagree?  Let me know in the comments!

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SpartanNerd Unboxing and Review…Masters of the Universe Classics Buzz-Off

I had Buzz-Off as a kid.  But he never really has been one of my favorites until the 200x cartoon series ROCKED HIM OUT!  The vintage version had some problems…his wings were always getting messed up it seemed.  His weapon was lame and his hands couldn’t hold anything else.  His helmet didn’t fit right.  etc.

 

So lets see how the MOTUC version improves on him.

 

Buzz-Off in packageRight away you definitely see what you are getting. The vintage Buzz-Off, updated. His package is the same old thing we’ve seen on all the other figures.  There is no alternate head here. But you see an awesome huge axe behind him! And there’s that helmet… Notice the price…I actually paid $30 at the Barnyard Fleamarket in Greer.

Buzz-Off Package...the back.

The back gives us this vintage style back reminiscent of the 1980’s. Except there was no Chief Carnivus back then… The bio. mm mmm mmmm.

Well.  It’s all good.  Except for his REAL NAME.  tZZZZt ZZZ ZZtttZZ.   Did I spell that right?

Being a music teacher, I can appreciate the musicality of it.  “Shave and a Haircut.”

It doesn’t matter.  I’m not a MOC collector.  So lets rip that stupid box off and throw it away!

When I removed Buzz-Off from the box, the first thing I notices was the rubbery feel of his forearms.  Most of Buzz-Off is molded in the same stuff everyone else is molded in.  But his fore-arms are more rubbery.  You can also tell that the paint has taken differently to them than the rest of the figure, giving a more muted look.

I mean, it isn’t bad.  But it is noticeable right away.

I armed him up for combat for my first picture!  His wings are very impressive.  A real improvement on the vintage figures wings.  I put that helmet on him…It fits very snuggly!  I think though I won’t usually display him with it on because I don’t have fond memories of him having that look.  That axe is really cool.  Fitting for a warrior guy like Buzz-Off, and more reminiscent of the awesome 200x update.  He has some extra insect legs on the back.  Here is a picture of his back.

The wings just plug right into those sockets!  I wonder…….

Yep.  Adding Draego Man’s wings makes a DEMON BEE!  Worth noting.  When he has these wings on, he has a hard time standing.  And I think I remember people talking about Lord Dactys having these wings and maybe the same feet.  And he can’t stand.  But that’s heresay, because I don’t have Dactys.

Pictured here is also the vintage style axe.

Lets talk about Buzz-Off’s hands some more.  I already mentioned the rubbery forearms thing.  His hands are made of it too.  You would think there was a hinge there on his claws or something.  But nope.  The hands/claws are in a fixed pose.  You can swivel his wrists.  But that’s it.

Now he doesn’t have any problem holding either of his axes.  But it was still worth noting.  he might not hold one of the girls swords good, for instance.  (He-Man and the others can’t hold them either.  But I’d bet Buzz-Off has an even harder time.)

They SHOULD have gave him fingers.  Like the 200x version.  But I think I know where they were going.  Each claw is basically the same as Clawful’s other hand.  (Not his lobster pinching hand.)  So that’s parts re-use.

One more gripe.  The paint on the big axe handle is flaking off already, right where the right hand grips the handle.  And did I mention that the big axe handle is also BENT ALREADY?  BOO!!!!!!

How does he look next to another flyer.  I mean…wingspan wise?

These two could totally wage an air war!

 

Now for some action photos!  Remember that whole “Ambrosia” angle.  The Andreenids ate the ambrosia to gain extra strength and power.  Here’s my take with a piece of Jade.  (Also gotten from the Flea Market.)

 

"I'm feeling a little weak.  Time for a pick-me-up!  Amrosia.  Just the thing!"

“I’m feeling a little weak. Time for a pick-me-up! Ambrosia. Just the thing!”

“Now I’m ready to take on the world!”

 

"Zoar!  Hello.  What brings you here?  Oh!  I need to go help Orko and Moss Man!"

“Zoar! Hello. What brings you here? Oh! I need to go help Orko and Moss Man!”

 

Now for a comparison…

I’m not sure if this is my actual original toy.  It seems a little too unplayed.  I think it might be one of the re-issues from the early 2000s that my baby brother picked up.  I specifically remember losing on of my wings, but here they both are.

Just the same, you can see how Buzz-Off is beautifully translated and updated into a more modern style!

My rating for Buzz-Off?  I give him a 3/5.  I really like how he is an updated if not re-imagined vintage Buzz-Off.  But I don’t like the paint flake-age or the rubbery forearms and hands.  And they are distracting enough where you can’t help but see them.  I am theorizing that maybe the big axe is molded in the same tool or with the same materials as the fore-arms.  But when they ask as much for one of these MOTUC figures as they ask, they shouldn’t mess it up.  EVER.  On the other hand, the sculpting is MAGNIFICENT.  It seems he has Whiplash’s body.  Clawful’s other hand.  Webstor’s insect arms.  There is a lot of re-use here.  But it doesn’t feel re-used.  It feels, like I said.  Magnificent.  The circuitry in the wings is really cool.  And the weapons are sculpted great also.

(I don’t think I’ve ever found a Four Horsemen sculpt I didn’t like!)

What would you rate him?  Subscribe to the SpartanNerd and keep up with all the Nerdtainment reviews.  Leave a comment!  I am eager to give something away!

 

 

SpartanNerd Unboxing and Review…Masters of the Universe Classics Moss Man

I took a trip to the Barnyard Fleamarket in Greer, SC…

Last time I went I got Sir Lazer Lot (number 2)…200x Beast Man and 200x Two Bad.  And I got all that goodness for around $60.  The guy who sells them is nice, and knowledgeable.  You should check it out, especially if you are a cherry picker like me.

 

This time I got MOTUC Moss Man and MOTUC Buzz Off!  And I came in at $50!  (Another reason to cherry pick, people!)

Keep reading for pictures and a review.

Here is Moss Man in the same old box everyone else in MOTUC comes in.  Note that the second head wasn't carded straight.

Here is Moss Man in the same old box everyone else in MOTUC comes in. Note that the second head wasn’t carded straight.  Also note.  It is marked $35.  But I got him for $20. The vendor was ready to move him!

 

The back shows off some other guys.  Just like in the good old days...Except back then there was no Green Goddess or King Grayskull...Moss Man has a particularly annoying real name.  KREANN'OT N'HOROSH.  It would be OK, but they insist on using it in the DC comics for some reason.

The back shows off some other guys. Just like in the good old days…Except back then there was no Green Goddess or King Grayskull…Moss Man has a particularly annoying real name. KREANN’OT N’HOROSH. It would be OK, but they insist on using it in the DC comics for some reason.

Now let’s open this bad boy up….

Something here I can only describe, but not photograph.  WOW THERE IS A PINE-SOL SCENT TO THIS GUY!

Seriously.  The SpartanWife described it as Eucalyptus.  Maybe.  I know.  Vicks Vapo-Rub.

I don’t remember the vintage Moss Man having that smell.  Maybe he did.  My vintage one has lost its scent over the years, at least.

Moss Man is a repaint and flock of Beast Man.  I don’t have Beast Man for a comparison…  But this is how it was in the 1980’s, and they have honored that in MOTUC.

The thing that annoys me most about this figure is OH SO APPARENT that you really can’t ignore it.  I hate to start off a review with something bad to say.  But his eyes are looking off to the left.  This gives him a real PSYCHO ALL THE TIME feeling of unsettlingness.  From now on I am going to refer to this head as the Beserker Head.

Moss Man comes with a strap to hold a pouch of something…maybe seeds?  And this knife.  My first instinct, with the psycho eyes and all, was to put the knife in his hand as if he is about to stab someone!

 

Looks like Moss Man is a Lefty.  Just like Spikor!  His weapon is really detailed.  Mattel could have gotten away with just throwing in another mace that was already sculpted.  But this one looks very fitting for Moss Man!

Moss Man comes with a second head.  This is supposed to be the 200x head.  It is much calmer and at peace.  I think of this as a god head.  He is described as a “god of nature” in his bio.

Hmmm….He would be a green hairy smelly Beast Man if he had his armor…HE DOES!  This armor came in the Weapons Pack!

Now for some pictures of KREANN’OT N’HOROSH in action!

 

Orko says “This book says find what you need in a cave north of the Mystic Mountains.”

 

“Hello there. You brought me a gift?”

Obsidian. How nice!  Just what I needed, I think…

(I picked up the rocks at the flea market too!)

A Comparison Photo!  This time I have my original Moss Man from the childhood days of yore.  He is looking worse for wear.  He is balder, and has a lot of strange fuzzes attached to his flocking.  But you can see that Mattel did a pretty good job of updating Moss Man.  I am particularly fond of the fingers and toes on the new one.  I like the pouch and knife.  I like the other weapon.  And I appreciate the stoic stare of the other head.

 

So what is my rating here?  Moss Man definitely scores nostalgia points with the SpartanNerd.  I remember playing with the same figure in the photo above in ACTUAL MOSS in my yard.  (That probably wasn’t too safe, in hindsight.)

I am going to give him a 4/5 all on Nostalgia.  He is very well translated into the modern style.  I don’t like the crazed look in his vintage head’s eyes, though.  So that is a mark off.

A lot of other people before me complain about him not being flocked around the joints and stuff.  Those people just like to complain.  He looks fine.  Maybe a little mangy.  But it isn’t too distracting.  And what was all that nonsense about flocked vs. unflocked ears?  I don’t even care.  I am just glad to have an awesome updated Moss Man.

I give Moss Man a 4/5.  What is your rating?  Let me know!  Subscribe to SpartanNerd.com and check in often!

 

Battle for the Obsidian!

 

Comic Review…He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #5….The Origin of Despara (She-Ra)

I might be one of the few commentators out there who enjoy the new Masters of the Universe comic.  I hope it’s truly doing well…And I hope the Justice League crossover gives it a big boost as well.

Of all the things about the comic that could be said, the most striking thing has been the appearance of She-Ra as Despara.  She has a butch haircut, and goes around in Hordak’s body armor ruthlessly….and I mean ruthlessly killing rebels and masters.  She is more than Force Captain Adora could have ever been, (in regard to the Filmation story.)  No she’s a cold blooded zealot, wanting to shine victory on Hordak.

The origin story here did not disappoint!

Here’s the cover.

I am glad to see the classic feminine look of She-Ra here.  We really haven’t gotten to see this much in the DC New 52 version of the comics….aside from a variant cover that I have not been able to get.  But if anything, Comics have proven that the cover doesn’t usually tell us much.

But this cover does….In this issue, the lies of the Horde become apparent to Despara….And she learns that she was Adora from the Shadow Weaver, who in this story has been a “mother” to her.

I like everything about this re-telling.  In fact, in the old established story, some things didn’t make any sense.  Here it all makes perfect sense.  It is well explained, and furthermore, we see the Horde’s twist on things, having the origin told from the Shadow Weaver’s point of view.

Skeletor stole Adora from the crib…Why didn’t he take Adam?  This story explains it.  The Sorceress intervened.

Why hasn’t Randor, or anyone else mentioned it yet…His mind has been wiped!  Everyone’s has been to help them with their grief by the Sorceress.

And Marlena…she’s dead too, evidently.

A couple of other things I liked.  Shadow Weaver shows her jealousy of Hordak here.  She speaks ill of  him and his arrogance.  She continues to see herself as Despara’s mother, a character quality I was unaware of.  (I haven’t watched much She-Ra….I AM a boy, you know.)  She also speaks of Skeletor in glowing terms…It’s like she’s in love with him.  This is also apparently new.  FInally, she says that she believes the Sorceress allowed Adora to be taken.  Not sure if this is her trying to put more slant on it or what, but it makes sense the way she says it.  She says that it is the kind of sacrifice Grayskull would require.  And that only one of the twins was required to fulfill the prophecy.

So my logic is, in the taking of Adora, 20 or so years were bought to train Adam to become He-Man.  At least this is how Shadow Weaver, a dark mage, tells it.

In this issue we see the Shadow Weaver killed by Hordak and his godlike power.  Why can’t he so easily kill Adora?  A good question.

What I didn’t like.

Teela had to stab her at the end, didn’t she?  Why couldn’t she have taken the heroic high road?  The writers are typecasting Teela into someone more hardcore than she should be.  I don’t much care for the snarky conversations between her and Adam, or the way she snaps virtually everyone else up.  She always gets the last word in these stories, and is such a prominent character that you could almost call this book “Teela and the Masters of the Universe.”  Here it is no different.  Despara heals Teela, and Teela thanks her by stabbing her back.

Also, we’ve seen who killed in this series…

Leech, Sorceress, Flutterina, and now Marlena and Shadow Weaver.  And at 11:30 at night my memory might be evading me.

Keep in mind that we’ve only had a six issue web series, a six issue mini-series, and five issues of the ongoing series.  If I’m right, that adds up to a character killed off in 1 out of 3 books.  What other comic can survive like this….My thinking is that the writers are thinking short term.  “No way this series is going to last much longer.”  I hope I’m not right.

At least Man-At-Arms hasn’t been turned into a snake man.

And at least Orko is still a good guy….oh…he’s not…..

What I hope to see

Next issue is the last issue of this story arc.  I hope to see Despara shed that name and claim Adora.  I hope to see her raise the sword and become She-Ra…The classic version we know…not the soldier from Wreck-It Ralph.  Somehow the sword gets to her, and it’s power breaks the fog of lies that surround her.

And I hope she tips the scales away from Hordak.

But for the future…I want to see a She-Ra book of her own.  Now we will have a hero with a truly dark history.  Someone who has to find redemption from the evil she has committed.  The book would show us how she gains the trust of the rebels and breaks the back of the Horde.  It would be awesome!

Is it too much of a fantasy?  Let me know!  Commentors could win a prize!

First Ever UNBOXING review! Orko/ Prince Adam

Hooray!

My heart leapt.  Literally skipped.  I had gone into Big Lots the day before, hearing the news that MOTUC was showing up.  But none were on the shelf.  The manager informed me that they would probably appear on the truck that was coming overnight.  He was right!  And the first figure I saw floating on the shelf was ORKO!  Knowing the kinds of things I know, I knew that was a Two for One!  You got Adam as his “Secret Accessory!”  And marked $10!  Score!  I had to look hard to find others.  But I did.  (See previous post)

So let’s get down to it.  Of course tons of other folks have already done this.  But this is mine.  TAKE THAT, webhogs.

These two friends come in the standard MOTUC packaging, with the lightning bolts, and the ALL CAPS font.  From here you can see Orko, his wand, his flight stand, and his book os spells.  You can also see Prince Adam’s belly and arm.  I looked in the top, and saw that Adam comes with an alternate head.  I seemed to have forgotten this detail.  I was looking for the pink sword.

Here’s the back, and that “Oh so controversial” bio!  I mean, I don’t have strong feelings against it.  But some people think this story takes away from the jester that Orko is.  But everything here seems to be established fact if you are condensing Filmation and Mike Young stories, other than the bit about him being assigned to guide Zodac (or is it Zodak?)  Interesting, the Sword of He is Trollan in origin……

AND NOW BACK TO THE SHOW.

When I removed the outside package, I could see it all.  And Adam comes with TWO pink swords.  (One half sword and one whole sword.)  If you are reading this, I probably need not bore you with the details why.  But basically everyone that comes with a Sword of He gets this treatment, except Keldor, apparently.

Removing everything from the package took a lot of careful effort.  There were a ton of rubber bands.

So here’s Orko, all decked out for display.  I really dig the flight stand!  This is NOT the San Diego Comic Con exclusive version, that could turn invisible in water.  He can’t hardly hold the spell book.  HIs arms, elbows, and wrists are articulated.  His head can move behind the scarf.  The hat is non-removable.  (Unlike the vintage version)  The wand looks like the wand we saw on the cartoon.  (which one?  In my old age, it starts to run together)

This is hands down THE GREATEST ORKO EVER.   I had the vintage one as a kid.  I always thought him too big, considering his scale on the cartoon.  Then the 200x version had WAY TOO MUCH exaggerated detail for my taste.  Though I thoroughly enjoy that cartoon.

Now for Adam.

First things first.  Adam has the weakest ankles I have yet seen in MOTUC.  Shame on you, Mattel.  He can hardly stand up.  I had to perform surgery with clear fingernail polish.  He should have just been right.  His angles are so loose, I saw them wiggling around in the package.

After some fiddling, here he is standing with his sword aloft!  Adam’s shirt is non-removable.  Other than that, he is an exact repaint of He-Man.  Now for the alternate head.

This head is smiling.  I tried putting it on He-Man.  Besides maybe a slight different shade of skin color, they are exactly the same!

So here are my new acquisitions.  Not bad for a ten spot!  I’ll just have to cut back on a meal eating out I guess.

These two were always featured as friends.  I am glad to have them bundled together.  Overall, I am very satisfied with Orko.  He gets a 4/5, missing a mark because he can’t hold the book too good.  Adam gets 3/5.  He is an excellent figure, with great paint, and a beautifully sculpted extra head.  But his weak ankles really hurt his score.  What would you give him?  Let me know!

MOTUC AT BIG LOTS

                 As I tirelessly remind anyone who reads this blog.  I’M A CHEAPSKATE.  Mostly out of responsibility and guilt, needing to spare luxuries sometimes to make the ends meet.  So what news caught this Tri-Clops’ eye?

                  So I made my way to the Big Box discount store.  And LOADED UP!  MOTUC figures for $10 a piece.  Even the giant figures!

I got….

Orko/ Prince Adam
Megator
Icarius (Flipshot)
Count Marzo
Snout Spout.

I passed up on Faceless One (already have one), Molar/Skeletor (I have two Skeletors already and hate Molar.)

For $50.  YEAH.  AND it is TAX FREE WEEKEND!

This score seems exceptionally huge because of two things.  (1) At the MonsterCon, I bought a MOTUC Spikor for $40, reminding me of the huge aftermarket prices of these figures.  I TRIED to buy a FlipShot and a Marzo from someone, who backed out of the deal not wanting to take my debit card.  (Pleeeze.  This is the 1990’s.  Duh!) (2) ToyGuru and Company are trying to get me to subscribe.  AND I wish I could.  But I can’t commit.  Oh how I want a Modulok.  But I can’t commit.  I just can’t do it.  That is paying more than $500 for mostly sight unseen product.  And I buy a ton of Magic Cards and Comic books.  And these things are mostly for MY entertainment.  I have mentioned before that my boys don’t really play with them.  (Well they are now, now that I scored a few figs, but the newness will soon wear off.)

I wished I could find some female characters.  No luck 😦  Some folks on the internet say that they found Moss Man, King Grayskull, and Grizzlor.  I had no luck here either.

Lots of reviews on the way, including my first ever UNBOXING Reviews!

“Forever is a long time, Skeletor!”