Hi there. Today we’re going to take a look at some newish Masters of the Universe Origins figures. There’s no need to worry you if this isn’t something you’re interested in, though, because I’ll have a full GI Joe review for you on Thursday.
Masters of the Universe Origins Mini-Reviews
I’m still really enjoying MOTU Origins. The figures perfectly capture the savage sci-fi weirdness of the brand, but they add some extra layers. The modular body parts and armor are great. I love making dumb ‘custom’ figures and swapping parts around. I also love how these toys feel in hand– they’re just solid, sturdy, and fun. I also think they have the perfect amount of articulation. They’re not like Marvel Legends or whatever, but they still mostly move the way you need them to.
Anyway, here are some figures from the newest wave and some figures that are just new to me.
It’s Fisto! He is manly and stylish, but he doesn’t do that Toxic Masculinity stuff. He is a hero, after all. Great head and fist sculpts here. I do confess that I like his 200X look more, though. 7/10
CLAMP CHAMP. He just looks so good. Great colors and two fantastic head sculpts. His clamp works pretty well, and he can hold it just fine without falling over, which is impressive. I love the smaller clamp weapon, too. He is an easy 9/10
It’s Faker! He is exactly what you expect, so he rules. The colors are gorgeous. I do wish he came with an axe or an extra Origins-style He-Man head, but only having the sword is “vintage accurate” or whatever, so Mattel had an excuse to be lazy. He’s still 8/10
The MOTUO Sky Sled is very cool. It also came with Prince Adam! I am not super attached to the concept or the character, but this is a well done figure. I like the full Alcala-style sword and he looks even better with some head swaps. 7/10
Mer-Man (Lords of Power)
Lords of Power Mer-Man! This is obviously (and by far) the best look for the character. He is whimsical and silly while still being a menacing Barbarian Fish Man. I wish he had a trident, but that’s okay. He is perfect and one of my favorite MOTUO figures. 10/10
Evil-Lyn, 200X style! This is such a good look for her. She goes great with Keldor and Kronis, too. I’d love a cape or an alternate unhelmeted head, but this is still good. Mine doesn’t have the updated knees but I love her anyway. 8/10
Macho Man Randy Savage (HWO)
Horde Macho Man! I do like Randy Savage even though my wrestling knowledge is not vast, but I bought this figure just for the armor. As it turns out, I really liked him anyway! I’m not sure how he fits with the MOTU world that lives in my head, but he is a solid 7/10
More Assorted Fun
Speaking of buying Randy Savage for his armor, this is what I ended up doing with it:
MOTU Origins is pretty light on Horde figures right now. It’s early yet, and we know that both Grizzlor and a Horde Trooper are coming at some point in the near future, but I wanted someone to keep Hordak company. I really like the Horde, which is why I bought a Super7 Shadow Weaver and a vintage PoP Catra (unopened on a Spanish card when I got her, so her hair is still nice) to hang with the Ruthless Leader.
I figured MOTWWEU Kane was a good choice for a Horde goon– he looks much more like a barbarian robot than he does a wrestler, and I figured the Macho Man Horde armor and arm band would fit him nicely. I was right.
Here’s a family photo:
I also got some more accessories for MOTWWEU Mr. T. He’s easily my favorite figure from the line, so he deserves something special. Several months ago, I bought a lot of MOTU Classics Jitsu weapons from a Chinese eBay seller. Mr. T reuses Classics Jitsu’s armor, so the weapon storage options still work perfectly with these accessories. And, surprisingly, the two-toned orange is a nice fit with the figure.
Here are some pics!
Since Mr. T is supposed to be a blacksmith/weapons mater, I figure it makes sense for him to have some options beyond the Fisto and Jitsu hands. I somehow love this figure even more now.
I had most of another little Funskool figure profile ready for today, but couldn’t quite finish it. I just got out of surgery today and couldn’t finish the bit of writing I had left to do. I’m feeling a little bit out of it.
You’ll get some more GI Joe stuff on Thursday, though, so don’t worry.
I don’t really have any prompts or anything for you today, either. But if you want to talk about MOTU Origins or Mr. T, we can do so in the comments.