Jan 24, 2012

It came from the Toychest: "Lazy" Repaint Edition

Battleground Evil Lyn has arrived and here is her review:
Original Evil Lyn Review... Ignore the Hordak reissue part...
That's what I'd do if I was REALLY Lazy... got to finish Wind Raider Review...
But this Repaint brings a LOT of new stuff to the ballgame...

I've already mentioned WHY I dislike her reuse of the Teela Dress... I might go on a little bit about it again.
My biggest beef with the figure is that this figure is pretty much a "placeholder" figure, until Mattel and the 4 Horsemen are able to deliver a true "200X Inspired" Evil Lyn. It honestly looks like a "Filmation Evil Lyn" in 200X Colors. Is she Filmation or is she 200X? NONE! Because Mattel CAN do those alternate versions of Evil Lyn because she is popular enough to revisit her over and over and over... (Yet Mattel calls this line a very, very, tiny, tiny line... I'm confused!)

Before I go into the figure itself I want to discuss her bio a bit.

Battleground Evil-Lyn® Bio

Real Name: Evelyn Morgan Powers™

Cast aside by her secret husband after his transformation, Evil-Lyn® sent their infant son into the future and plotted to overthrow Skeletor® by releasing his enemies from their dimensional prisons. In a series of miscalculations, she helped free the Snake Men™, Hordak® and Gygor™ - increasing her adversaries threefold! After Randor and Miro returned from Despondos™, the Three Towers rose and Evil-Lyn® found herself again allied with Skeletor® during the Second Ultimate Battleground. At the end, defeated and stripped of her powers by the new Sorceress® of Grayskull™, Evil-Lyn® used the Cosmic Key™ and the Power of Central Tower to return to the future to find a new life with her long lost child - The Son of Skeletor®!

Alright: I've made emphasis on the bigger shockers.
She's married to Keldor/Skeletor. She lost her powers thanks to Sorceress Teela (cause Teela's mom was poisoned by King Hssss and possibly died) and went back to the future to find a new life with her child: The Son of Skeletor!! You just had a mental image of Skeletor "boning" Evil Lyn... If not, I envy you...
In 2 Bios Scott "Toyguru" Neitlich has gotten rid of the 3 females of the original line! Damn! (and we haven't even gotten the Sorceress yet...)

Alright: Let's see what the BaGEL brings to the game:
Long 200X Inspired Staff: Check!
Short Vintage Evil Lyn Staff: NOPE!
Screech with Stand and Armor: NOPE!
200X Knife: Check!
Removable Orb Top: Check!
So she has 4 accessories less than Normal Evil Lyn... She must have something to make her special...
Brand new Unhelmeted head! Duh! It's ON THE FIGURE!
She also has an alternate Orb top... IT GLOWS IN THE DARK!!
And last but not least: She has a CAPE! (I believe it's Filmation inspired, but don't quote me on that.)
So overall she has 1 less accessory than Normal Evil Lyn.
While Not an accessory she brings new arms to the game! You can rotate her bracers...
Also, not a new thing but she has Catra's left hand in a non-gummy plastic...
Other than that, she's pretty much Normal Evil Lyn.

Now let's get to the whole rating thing... 1 equals abominable crap and 5 equals awesomeness!


It's the same as normal Evil Lyn but the new arms are adding 2 extra points of articulation. (While a virtually pointless PoA, it makes the figure a LOT cooler!) 4.0

Paint and Sculpt:
We've seen most of the sculpt before on Teela, Evil Lyn, The Green Goddess... you get the idea... Her headdress and dress have a bit of sloppy paintjob. On the other hand her face paintjob (on both heads) is a LOT better than the original Evil Lyn. 4.0


As stated Above, BaGEL has 1 less accessory than normal Evil Lyn, but the accessories being different enough helps her. Sadly my non-GITD orb top seemed to be mangled in shipping. Other than that they're pretty cool... 4.0


Battleground Evil Lyn gets a solid 4.0 but if she had been a bit MORE than a 200X colors repaint of "Filmation Evil Lyn", she would've fared better...

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