Masters of the Universe Classics is hitting end of line soon, but there are still some pretty solid figures dropping. I personally haven’t been collecting the line front to back, but I do grab a piece here and there. Back at SDCC 2014, we saw Snake Armor He-Man and Battle Armor King Hsss, and I immediately went into WANT mode. These guys dropped last month, and I picked one up on eBay for near retail, thank goodness – these things can spike quick if they’re hot. Anyway, we’ve run He-Man and King Hsss through the motions and done up over 75 images of them in action after the break, read on to check them out!
Masters of the Universe Classics Snake Armor He-Man and Battle Armor King Hssss
Paint is top notch on both, particularly on He-Man
Build Quality is solid
Arms don’t allow straight up sword pose, hands also hinder that with lack of wrist joint.
Again, I am not a hardcore MOTUC guy, but I do appreciate them when they are good. I had the entire 200x line from Mattel when it was on shelves, since sold. I like when classic characters get upgraded into modern interpretations, IF they don’t cheapen them. This is an “alt costume” for He-Man, even in the 200x line, but for me who just wants a little MOTU rep on the shelves mixed in, this is a perfect modern He-Man. He’s got a little more covered, which makes sense since this universe isn’t cave man times. But he’s He-Man, so he doesn’t give a F and still rocks an arm and a leg out. Colors are right, sword is different from OG but still cool looking. It FEELS like a He-Man, just a bit more modern, and I’m down with that.
As for the toy itself, it’s really well done. Both are. I’m not speaking in relation to other MOTUC figures, it may be above/below expectations related to them, can’t say. But, I’ve been handling figures from multiple companies and lines over the last couple years, and I have to say the Mattel figures can take a pounding. Plastic qulaity is great, joints all move repeatedly well. They don’t need to be coddled, they don’t feel like they’ll snap or break. Paint is also superbly done, a mix of brights on top of weathering, not a lot of overspray or missed marks. Overall, very happy with these figs, so if you’re thinking about it, grab em.
These are sold out at MattyCollector, but you can pick em up on eBay here if you’re interested.
Check some key shots below, and the full set after that!