Oct 22, 2016

It Came from the Toy Chest: The General is here...

Spike, don't put an insurance ad clip... I am talking about General Sunder... Former Horde General turned into an ally of the Great Rebellion and another Clambake diluting male. He was in TWO episodes of She-Ra: Princess of Power. Those were An unexpected ally and Return of the General.

He's one of the few Hordesmen that realizes that the Horde is Evil... (It's on their title for crying out loud) and decides to do something about it.

So, that is reason enough for him to be in Classics... The Added Horde Trooper Heads help... Now let's get to him:

In my Horde Trooper Review, I commented on how the Horde Trooper buck could be reused for Sunder... Since the General reuses most of the Horde Trooper buck (more on that when dealing with Paint and Sculpt) his Articulation is LITERALLY the same as a Horde Trooper. Here he gets a 5.0 despite having the same problems that the Troopers had.

Paint and Sculpt:
Here is where Parts Reuse was Detrimental for the figure.Let's strip him of his armor first.
Yes, you're seeing correctly. Sunder is using the FULL HORDE TROOPER BODY minus the Loincloth and Armor. That includes the Robotic Upper Torso with parts of it painted in Caucasian Flesh... Bummer.
In the Cartoon Sunder has black boots, here they are gray... Another Figure in 2016 that I had to Repaint... Masque got a full body paintjob, Vultak needed some fixes on his furry parts, Darius needed to look a bit less than Fisto. Crita needed a bit of color on her weapon. Now Sundar needed paint on his boots and glove armor. (In the Toon it's red like the Troopers. I chose black because screw it!)


-A Horde Axe/Sword thing?
-3 Extra Trooper heads (Filmation Horde Invasion, Aqua Trooper, NU52)
-2 Guns
Six Accessories, this would earn him a 5.0 by default, but I can't give him a 5.0 here. I blame the Heads.

The Cape is the culprit of the
Aquahead issue.
Head is wedged in and held with blu tac
He got 3 Horde Trooper heads, but not the most important head that he needed: A Sunder WITHOUT a Helmet. They could have easily put one of the Extra Sunder heads in the supposed Single Carded Trooper and given us the head we NEEDED for Sunder.

Alec Baldwin in Beetlejuice?
Not too bad but you have to force in the helmet.
Then while Sunder shares parts with the Horde Trooper, he cannot use the Horde Trooper heads. Either they don't fit due to the cape (Aqua Trooper, I'm looking at you) or they look ridiculous (Invasion and DC heads) because Sunder's Armor is different from the Troopers. Had Sunder come with a Horde Trooper Armor, he would have sold like hot cakes!

Sunder gets a 4.0 as his overall score. It's not bad, but...

He's decent, but he needed a little bit more to put him over the edge...

 Maybe Super7 should consider an Ultimate Horde Trooper 2 Pack in Filmation colors. One Normal Horde Trooper and the Second one with Sunder's Loincloth to have a Horde Gunner. Then Toss in ALL The Trooper heads and weapons (Including Sunder's Sword/Ax, thing) That is assuming Mattel won't release the Single Carded Trooper. I'm sure they'd sell since this is THE ARMY BUILDER for MOTU.

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