Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Below, 8" Classic Superman with my new Mego Justice League Superman. I was content with this movie version as my 8" Superman but could not resist picking up the classic version for free using Amazon points. I'd have a difficult time choosing between the two but was surprised at how enamored I was with the Justice League Superman.
Below, my very new 14" Mego Classic Superman- while very similar, the figures boots and head sculpts, and even skin tones, are very different from one another. As I child, I had both the 12" and 8" Superman figures, which were also different figures. Having new Mego DC figures in two different scales has been thrilling- I love it!
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Fisto is from Wave 5 of the MOTU Origins line, like the Faker and Evil-Lyn I posted on almost a year ago, but I'd been saving him for the Stridor I knew would be coming. I never had the original Fisto that Mattel produced in 1984, but was sure I wanted this burly hero in my modern MOTU collection. Like the other figures of this wave, Fisto came with the "Sucker Punch" mini comic- I'm fond of these and think it was a smart inclusion on Mattel's part. Adult nostalgia fulfilled while bringing the character's stories to kids playing with them.
Stridor came with an extra, horned battle helmet, a corral base w/flight stand, and blast effects accessories. His bridle bit is held in place by the toy's spring-loaded jaw. As with Fisto, I had stopped collecting MOTU as a child when the original Stridor dropped in 1984, but this MOTU Origins update has it all over that one with superior articulation, accessories, and even a base. Visit the online Battle Ram Blog to read all about the original Masters of the Universe line I loved as a child in the '80s.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
My Terror Claws Skeletor will likely remain in a vanilla pose showing off his deadly claws, pegged onto a Ringside Collectible figure base- they work great for MOTU Origins. His ratcheted shoulders limit the figure's range of motion, but his aesthetic flair more than makes up for it. Recommended! Be sure to check out the online Battle Ram Blog for an exhaustive look at Mattel's original Masters of the Universe line I loved as a kid in 1982!
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022
His propulsion blast base rolls around on a steel ball bearing underneath, but he is sorely lacking in articulation. And the "power attack" spring doesn't have a very big wind-up range, but will throw his energy blast off his arm effectively if you are positioned carefully. Although the figure can do very little, the character design update is fantastic. See my video below for an action feature demonstration...
Below, Power Attack Orko with my MOTU Origins Orko. I've still not seen one of these Power Attack Orkos in the wild, nor did I see more than perhaps a couple Origins Orkos at retail. I'm unsure if this is because he is a fan favorite and gets snatched up quick, or just luck. I was ultimately disappointed by the lack of articulation, thought he will display nicely.