Yes, as you may already know the final MOTUC Figure for October (on the Final day of October) is none other than Light Hope.
So, Light Hope: Who is he? She-Ra herself explains it on the video above. I'll wait...
OK! Light Hope is basically a shining light that is sentient. I seem to recall something about a bet between J. Michael Straczynski and I think it was Larry DiTillio about making a character impossible to turn into an Action Figure by Mattel... Light Hope. 29-30 years later it happened. Light Hope became an Action figure.
Light Hope takes Elements from Filmation's Crystal Castle, the Original Playset, Filmation's Light Hope, AND She-Ra herself. All of these were combined to make this Odin-Like Character...
And that is what bugs me. This Light Hope, while godlike, looks a bit too WARRIOR GOD or something out of Asgard... Hence the Odin reference. On Filmation we had a more Fatherly figure vibe from Light Hope.
|Official Light Hope vs my Custom Light Hope.|
I was going to make a video review (I had it recorded and everything, but the universe is conspiring against me uploading it, so this written review is PLAN B!
He is made on the Standard buck, so no surprises here. The head has a decent range of articulation, even with that huge Armor piece near his neck. The Loincloth DOES block some Articulation, though.
Paint and Sculpt:
He has some new parts like his bracers that are SUPER cool. The Troso Armor looks very Regal. If you're not into Light Hope you could make a King Bow with that Armor and a lot of red paint. Now the figure seems to have a LOT of nods to the Filmation Crystal Castle, the Mattel Playset from the Original PoP toyline, nods to Filmation's Light Hope AND 200X She-Ra all rolled in a clear figure with translucent pink accents.(Mentioned it already, but emphasizing it on this part of the review.) Word of advice: BE CAREFUL WHILE HANDLING HIM!! His armor and Loincloth seem to have been cast in Clear Plastic and then painted. The Shimmering effect on the inside of his cape is Clear Plastic unpainted and only the back of the cape is painted.
|CCM and CGM are going to bring it!|
He only has the Clear Staff with the Filmation Crystal Castle on top. He seems to be lacking something... He simply has a Staff...
Light Hope gets a 3.5 here. He looks Cool, but not what I HOPED for Light Hope. (Pun not intended)
|So what! Adam completed the 3 who knew his secret back in|
2012! Adora got them all in 2014...
But ignoring the missed opportunity of the Lou Scheimer Tribute, he is a decent figure. I kinda wish he was not Light Hope, but Crystal Castle Man, because having a Physical Body kinda defeats the whole purpose of Light Hope... Before I get any messages to trade or sell, the answer is no.
Happy Halloween from the House of Rants. I shall leave you with a quote from the ever wise Pink Pony: Enough chit-chat! Time is candy!