Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
The Goddess is my first MOTU Classics Figure. I initially has no interest in collecting this line due to high cost and difficulty obtaining them from Matty Collector. I obtained her off ebay which I was much more comfortable with. The figure itself is nice. Very tall compared to the vintage and modern lines. My figure suffers from the "bobblehead" problem that I have seen discussed on various websites.
The origin of this figure is the very first Minicomic where He-Man saves her from a monster and is rewarded with his harness, sword and shield (Also included with this figure). To my knowledge this is her only appearance with green skin.
The Classics armour is actually compatible with the vintage figures. The axe handle is a little thicker than the vintage item but the hand is flexible enough to grip it. I had to use a paper clip to convince the shield to stay on however.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
The 2002 series of Masters of the Universe figures took ages to come out in Australia. I picked this guy up from the shops in 2004. Many of the figures didn't seem to get a release over here at all as we went from the first wave straight into the Snake Men. The updating He-Man is pretty good. He does look a bit elfish to me rather than the huge Muscle Man that I expect.
In the 2000s the Masters of the Universe line was relaunched and once again the Snake Men made an appearance just before the line came to an end. The updated King Hiss is very cool. It copies many of the elements from the original figure and adds some nice touches. I actually prefer this version of the head. Like the original figure he opens up to show the massed snakes within. This time you don't have to pry off the armour and the main snake has a sping loaded gimmick.
King Hiss, leader of the Snake Men. The Snake Men were a new faction introduced towards the end of the original Masters of the Universe Line. The human upper body splits into two and the arms pieces may be removed to show his true form. It's pretty darn great.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
This is the first entry looking at one of my all time favourite toylines, Masters of the Universe. This is the original He-Man. I remember wanting him desperate in the 80s but was too late into MOTU for him to still be on the shelves. My first figure was Battle Armour Skeletor and I later received Thunder Punch He-Man. Much later I hunted down an original He-Man.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
This guy was the build-a-figure from the first wave of DC universe classics. His legs keep falling off despite my best efforts to trim the joints. I really like the sculpt and the clear leg. Getting all of the pieces for build a figures like this is a real pain even though this one only come in five parts.
Notice anything different about Prime? He has had quite a significant accessory upgrade. Notice the new fists, rifle and backpack.
New interior detail featuring removable Matrix of Leadership.
New rifle that is actually held by the handle. The end of the rifle looks more cartoon accurate too.
Sideswipe's jetpack also seen in the cartoon and previously only seen as an accessory to Hybrid Style Convoy.
It took me a while to work out what this part is for.
With the silver part attached you can stick the jetpack to the trailer also similar to Hybrid Style Convoy.
It is a tight fit but you can still attach the cab.
The set also includes an axe.
You can use the jetpack to make Rocket Roller.
The jetpack and the rile are compatible with the Classics Prime mold.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
I got this guy loose on ebay and I'm pretty sure he he the Japanese white box reissue since he has blue eyes. I was able to get a Diaclone driver for him from another web store. The green driver is the correct driver for the mold that became Inferno.