Oct 21, 2016

It Came from the Toy Chest: second Hoooooooooooooooooooo!

Well, many moons ago, Bandai made a Lion-O... Mattel decided to Outdo Bandai and do their own Lion-O. If this had been the 201X Thundercats I could have made a Feeny Call Reference, but it's the 1985 Thundercats, so I can't. Do I need to explain who Lion-O, Lord of The Thundercats and 11 year old Boy trapped in a Man's body is?

Let's get down to the Review:

He pretty much has MOTUC Articulation, but with added Hinged Wrists. Sadly he cannot hold his sword aloft... Nor do the slashes to make his sword grow. He can't truly hold the sword with both hands over his head for the HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Pose. He can do the Sight Beyond Sight pose.

Paint and sculpt:
The sculpt is phenomenal, but it's the 4HM so it's kind of expected. Paintwise, mine has a minor paint scuff on his right forearm. Kinda looks like he has a bit of battle damage (small red streak looks like he got a small cut on his arm) other than that, the paintwork is decent.


This is tough, because here the accessories are hit or miss.
We have:
2 Swords of Omens: "Asleep" Dagger Mode and "Awake" Sword Mode
2 Left hands One to grip the sword, and the other to grip his hand for the Sight beyond Sight 2 handed pose.
2 Claw Shields: One idle with the Sword sculpted on it and one for using.

The Second Claw shield is honestly a waste of Plastic as Bandai's Lion-O has shown us. The amount of Plastic used on that shield could have given us a second Right Hand with articulation similar to Filmation He-Man AND a Sword of Omens in Sight Beyond Sight Mode. (Dagger sized with "Awake Hilt")

While it's Amazeballs that He-Man and Lion-O can now be Side By Side, this figure gets a bittersweet 4.33 as his final score. He's better than the Bandai one, for sure, but the line is cancelled...
Muck you Fattycollector!

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