Mar 18, 2010

It came from The Toy Chest: MOTUC HE-MAN!

I am Adam, Prince of Eternia Defender of the Secrets of Castle Grayskull... Ok I am not, but let's see who came out of the toy chest...

Yes! It's none other than THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE UNIVERSE himself... HE-MAN!!


Yes, He was featured in the very first It came From the Toy Chest... as a host. I found the lost pics in my HD... so I'm reviewing him before I get my Battle Cat.

He's got his Coridite Harness, His Hero Ax, His Shield, His Power Sword and a Half Power Sword. He looks all nice and fancy... kinda like the 80s He-Man but better.
Before you ask me: "Why should I bother with him?"

Simple: He can actually do the Transformation Pose...
He-Man WAS available on Nov. 15 on (each month they have a new figure. $20 each + S&H ) The Masters of the Universe Classics Line is ONLY available on unless you check out other sites that resell the toys. (You will have to pay more for them, but these guys are worth it.

Now for the review part itself:
Sacle 1 to 5. One being sucky toy that made me waste money on it and 5 being most awesomest toy in the history of toys?
Articulation: These guys have a lot of articulation compared to previous MOTU lines.
(MOTUC HE-Man has 28 PoA vs the 12 poa of 200X He-Man vs the 6 PoA of the ORiginal '80s He-Man) It's not as much as the Marvel Legends, but it's way more articulation than what Mattel normally uses. 4.0 (I miss the Extra Articulation points from Marvel Legends like the wrist swivel, among others.)

Paint/Sculpt: The 4 Horsemen outdid themselves here. They've made a modern toy looking like the vintage 80s He-Man. The paint is minimal (since Mattel is very stingy on paint apps.) but it works.
4.0 He-Man is one of the blandest character designs form the line. Also this line is meant to feel like the vintage line (parts reuse to the maximum power) so Hyper detailed sculpts are out of the question.

Accessories: Here we have his armor (which is removeable) His axe, Shield AND sword. Also we get another nod to the vintage toy with the half sword. If you join He-Man's Sword with Skeletor's Sword you get a second power Sword... a Third. (Kinda like some Frozen Yogurt machines. You get Vanilla, Chocolate and Half Vanilla-Half Chocolate.) 5.0

Overall 4.3

Once again, If you could find a MOTUC He-Man, go for it. IT's a real awesome toy.
There is a He-Man vs Superman two pack available in Toys R Us. It's pretty much the same He-Man as the one from my Review but it has a few differences:
Diferent Paint Job: His wrist guards are yellow instead of Orange, His Harness is a lighter Grey, His hair is a lighter blonde, and his boots are more reddish.
Different Sculpt: His left Arm Wrist Guard matches his Right Wrist Guard
Different Accessories: This He-Man DOES NOT HAVE the Power Sword. He Has the Axe and the Shield. (Different colors on the Shield). Also Superman is an accessory to that He-Man.

BTW: There are no strings or glue holding Adora and Teela in place.

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