Hi there. There’s no new review on the main feed this week, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t produce a ton of content for you to check out.
I have four in-depth looks at Russian Funskool GI Joe figures for you, and some not-so-in-depth looks at some Masters of the Universe Origins figures for you. Check them out after the break.
Russian Funskool GI Joe Updates
As it turns out, this very website is the number one Google search result for “Russian Funskool GI Joe,” due to my Russian Funskool GI Joe Jamboree post from 2018.
When I put that post together, I was a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of figures. As a result, it’s not very in-depth and not up to the usual quality of my other reviews. My photo setup (and possibly my photo skills??) is much better now, too. Over the last week, I’ve been starting to update that post.
I plan on creating an individual page for each figure, showing it and its accessories in detail, along with comparisons to Indian and/or Hasbro versions.
These are pages, not posts, so they won’t show up in the website’s main feed. You can always find them on this site’s GI Joe page or by clicking the updated links on the old Russian Funskool Gi Joe post.
They also aren’t full reviews and they don’t have any fancy or fun photos. They’re just intended as resources for fans and collectors. I feel bad that I’m the top search result for these toys because my content could be a lot better. This is my way of correcting that.
Here are the four figures pages I created this week:
- Funksool Chuckles (Russia)
- Funskool Eel (Russia)
- Funskool Hydro-Viper (Russia)
- Funskool Roadblock (Russia)
I’ve posted links to these pages on Twitter, but not everyone follows me there. I’m creating this post to let everyone else know about them.
Masters of the Universe Origins Quick Reviews
There were really no Masters of the Universe toys in the 90s, so the franchise’s connection to this website and this project is tenuous at best. I am a big MOTU fan, though, and have been since I was a little kid. I’ve really been enjoying the Masters of the Universe Origins toy line.
Last weekend, I created a thread on Twitter sharing my thoughts on the gaggle of MOTUO toys I recently opened. Again, not everyone follows me there, so I thought I’d share them here.
Unless I come upon some nice New Adventures of He-Man toys, there probably won’t be any full blown MOTU reviews on this website. But I had fun doing these, and I thought some of you might enjoy them.
Battle Armor Skeletor
First up is Battle Armor Skeletor. The frowny head on mine has some jacked up paint, but the maniacal smile head rules. The battle armor is really fun and the shield looks great! 7/10
Next up is Becky Lynch. I don’t know much about the actual human being, but this is a really cool Sword & Planet barbarian lady action figure. I need to find her a vampiric sword and a ray gun. 7/10
Mer-Man! I MUCH prefer the cross sell art/Lords of Power look for him, but this toy just sings once you get it out of the packaging. He is so weird and expressive. I love it. 8/10
Battle Armor He-Man
Battle Armor He-Man. I was prepared to really like this one, but when I tried to swap heads the whole barbell came out. I’ve tried both a hair dryer and hot water. It is not going back in. What a bummer. 1/10
It’s Stratos! Apparently it is against the law to package him with a weapon. He is also terminally boring. I like the no-fuss clip-on wings, though. And he is just fine for what he is. 6/10
NINJOR. He’s a demon ninja from another dimension. He looks cool. The red and black is a great combo. Lots of fun weapons and weapon storage. Super stoked about this one. 9/10
Ram Man looks cool and the gimmick works pretty well. I also love his alternate head. It’s staying on. I would have rather had leg articulation than the action feature, though. 7/10
If you don’t like Roboto, I don’t know how to help you. The gimmick(s) on this one actually make it better. Best Robot on Muscle World. 9/10
Tri-Klops: Evil and Means Everything (to me). 8/10
Skeletor is great but Hordak is the best. This toy is basically a perfect update— when I close my eyes and picture Hordak, this is exactly what I see. 9/10
Master T! The T stands for Ten out of Ten.
She-Ra! Thankfully I had none of the problems @SABKToys experienced. I think she’s fantastic AND sparkly. I’m probably gonna give her the Super 7 version’s sword, though. 9/10
The Undertaker is a wrestler I actually know! Because I was once a middle school boy. Making him into a scareglow with black Tri-Klops armor and a cute hairdo was INSPIRED. His pointy stick is too bendy, though. 8/10
How are you doing? How is your week going?
Did I miss anything on those Funskool figures? Who is your favorite MOTU character? Let’s chat about all these things and more in the comments.