Jul 28, 2017

It Came from the Toy Chest: Trap Jaw... In Filmation Style!

Finally, I was able to get a Trap Jaw as a present. My Brother got me a loose Filmation Trap Jaw but complete. Now I have all the important Filmation MOTU Characters... No one here cares about Clawful...

Who is Trap Jaw? One of Skeletor's Flunkies... The one with the Metal Mouth that can chomp swords... With his organic upper jaw and his mechanical lower jaw. Let that sink in for a moment. He also is missing his right arm and he replaced it with a mechanical shoulder where things get attached to it like a blaster or a hook (not included with this figure) or a fly swatter.

The Articulation is similar to the other Filmation figures... Just like the MOTUC but with an added wrist hinge. Trap Jaw also has an articulated jaw, because TRAP JAW. The Right Arm is where issues begin. He obviously has less articulation for obvious reasons. He has a pretty useless hinge on his shoulder that I wish he didn't have for Sculpt accuracy issues.

Paint and sculpt:
Aside a Derped Eye, the paintwork on him, well the little paint on him is nice.
The sculpt is mostly nice for a Filmation Figure. My only issue is that due to the hinged Right Shoulder, the tube on it is non-removable and makes 2 out of 3 Trap Jaw weapons inaccurate.
Where's his Hook!?

-Lasertron (gun)
-Energy Bow (Redundant Laser Crossbow)
-Fly swatter
Notice something Missing? Luckily, a MOTU Master of 3D Printed stuff is coming to the rescue.

Trap Jaw gets a 4.0 as his final score. It's a decent score. My only big nitpick is the lack of accuracy on his arm, especially after all the crap about "Filmation accuracy" being the main focus of this line. On the other hand, once you start seeing a couple of them Together, the reasoning begins to make sense. But still, no Clawful for me... I have to draw the line SOMEWHERE...

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