Mattel's Masters of the Universe series continues to pump out the releases, and there's a new batch that have made it over the seven seas safely to my shelves. All in a short space of time, I received Adora, Beast Man and Skeletor. Not close enough though: with Adora on subscription, Beast Man up for re-release on the same time and Skeletor a few days later, I paid three lots of shipping for these - frown!
I don't have the same nostalgia for the Princess of Power characters as I do for He-Man and friends, but Adora fits in He-Man's world, so I'm very happy to have her. She looks great - very clean paintwork and nice colours. The only concern I have here is how she compares scale wise to the male figures. She's taller due to the guys' bunched up pose, but she also seems a little bit bigger all over, so just looks a touch out of place.
I've heard lots of great things about Beast Man, but nothing prepared me for how great this figure is in person. Great colours, great scowling face, and fabulous, fabulous costume pieces. The whip is great fun and creates lots of possibilities for posing. I can see that this figure is very quickly going to become one of my favourites in this series.
With Skeletor finally in my posession, I feel like a real Masters of the Universe collector now. I've never seen the first release, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I was surprised by the amount of green under the yellow on Skeletor's face. That's my only query here, sculpt and the rest of the paintwork are great, and the fun range of accessories are much appreciated. Very happy to be able to stage the requisite He-Man and Skeletor battles!
All up, more Masters of the Universe fun, and I'm keen and ready for more! I just received my Battle Cat, so the MOTUC diorama is about to expand greatly - pics and review soon!
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Until next time!