I promise I’m working on a full review, but I didn’t finish the photography before I had to leave town for family-related issues again.
But I do have some fun stuff for you anyway. These are a couple things I’ve been saving for a rainy day, and I believe this qualifies. Well, it’s more of a windy day, really– as I’m writing this, we’re having 65mph gusts. Fun stuff.
Today I’ve got an in-depth look at a Russian Funskool figure for you, along with even more modern day barbarians and wrestlemen.
Russian Funskool GI Joe Mainframe
Did you ever wonder what separates Russian Funskool GI Joe Mainframe from his Indian and domestic counterparts? Well, it’s not much if I’m being honest. But you can learn all about the figure anyway with the link below.
You can always access that little profile through this page, my Russian Funskool roundup, or the GI Joe tab at the top of the website.
Anyway, onto the meat of the post.
More Masters of the Universe Origins Mini-Reviews
I usually post these little reviews on Twitter, so maybe you’ve seen them there. But also maybe not! Despite this being a 90s-focused site, people seem to enjoy these photos and writeups for modern 80s barbarians and wrestlers of all eras, so here’s some more for you.
A bunch of them, actually, both new and old.
Eternian Goddess/Green Goddess
She’s not the jaw-droppingly gorgeous translucent emerald of the MOTUC version, but she also won’t shatter when you touch her. She’s just a Teela repaint, but the colors are pretty nice and she’s a fun, niche character. 7/10
He doesn’t smell like patchouli, but he does have a faint aroma. Soap maybe? Still, he’s an adorable demon skunk man with orange armor and a useless shield. How could you not love him? 7/10
Eternian Palace Guards
First up, Palace Guards. I was really excited for these, but they are fiddly. The armor loves to come off and they can’t hold their shields at all. Still, they look nice, are a great army builder, and include a cool extra MAA head. 7/10
I don’t know much about her, but she seemed like a cool human being. She makes a FANTASTIC sci-fi barbarian, though. Her Princess of Power vibes are unimpeachable, her colors and gear are perfect, and she just has the coolest look about her. Love the axe/comb. 8/10
Mosquitor! My 1st version of the character. The blood-pumping action figure and blood sucking effect piece are disgusting fun. He looks like an absolute sicko and is really fun to pose. I love the laser gun and alternate head, too. Pixel Dan was right, as always. 9/10
This is such a cute and fun little figure. Maybe the best Orko toy ever? I do wish he came with an accessory other than the stand, though. And his head is a little on the bobbly side. 7/10
Here’s The Rock. A good sculpt and a pretty cool look. I like his championship belt and electricity effects. He’s not super exciting, though. 6/10
Beast Man (Lords of Power)
Lords of Power Beast Man!
Now THIS is a Beast Man I can actually respect. He actually looks intimidating and dangerous. The yellow armor is fantastic, too. I wish he had a real weapon, though. And he is still Beast Man. So, while I like him, he’s only 7/10.
I have no real attachment to the character, but this toy was a very pleasant surprise. It’s a joy. The face sculpts are a little soft and leg articulation is a bit iffy, though. 7/10
One of the coolest and most iconic MOTU characters. The toy looks incredible and works perfectly. The face sculpt is maybe a bit soft, but this is one of the best toys in the line. You can also give him Kane’s attachments. 9/10
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Stone Cold Trap Jawstin!
His robo-arm likes to pop out before it flexes outward at the shoulder and his vest gets in the way, but otherwise he’s SO GOOD. Great detail on the vest and a really cool look. You can’t make him into a normal wrestler really, though. 8/10
The New Day
The New Day.
I don’t know much about these fellas, but this is just the definition of a fun toy. A great, inspired gimmick and brilliant colors. I wish the toy came with a weapon, but it’s still amazing. 8/10
I’ve always been fond of this dark blue spider fellow. His action feature works great his sculpt is on point, and his colors are splendid. I have zero complaints and am very happy for him to join Skeletor’s exploited labor force. 8/10
Jake the Snake Roberts
Jake The Snake Roberts.
Another wrestler I actually know. And beyond having a great color palette, this toy is phenomenal. Jake has a human disguise, but is actually an evil Snake Man. I gave him some extra Man-At-Arms parts for his true form, though. Anyway, 10/10.
Thanks for joining me.
What are your thoughts on Funskool Mainframe? Are you still enjoying MOTU Origins? Are you bummed Masters of the WWE Universe was canceled? Let me know in the comments!