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Toying Around Reviews - Masters of the Universe Origins: He-Man

Today we will be taking a look at He-Man from the new Masters of the Universe Origins line. Mattel describes this line as “Modernizing and celebrating the original '80s Masters of the Universe action figures, Masters of the Universe: Origins gives you the power to pose Eternia's greatest warriors as retro-style figures, or in the new action-packed battle positions.” If you ever wanted a He-Man figure that you could pose that also fits in with the old 80s figures well then you are in for a treat because it is here.


PACKAGING: Before we open this up, let's take a look at the packaging.

He-Man comes on a blister card that is made to look very much like it did back in the ’80s. The Masters of the Universe is at the top with He-Man’s name below. He-Man himself is displayed at the bottom of the blister. Turning the box to the side we get a good look at the figure from the side. Blister cards have also been very good for our collector friends who like to keep the figure mint on the card. On the back, we get some artwork of He-Man at the top, below that we get the cross-cell art of the “action features” and pictures of the rest of the figures in this 1st wave. Moving the box around one more time we get another look at He-Man from the side.


OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Taking He-Man off the card we get a good look at all the bright colors they used on him. Everything very much looks like how the figure looked in the 80s. just now standing up straight.


ACCESSORIES: Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

He-Man comes with The Power Sword, an Ax, a Shield and a mini comic book


ARTICULATION: How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!

HE-MAN’S ARTICULATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: BALL JOINTED NECK - allows you to turn the head 360 degrees.

BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - Gives the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm.

SINGLE JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm about 90 degrees.

SWIVEL BALL HINGE WRISTS - It allows you to turn his wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down.

WAIST SWIVEL - This lets you be able to turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.

SINGLE-JOINTED KNEES - This joint, although limited, allows you to bend the knees. The bend is less than 90 degrees.

HINGED ANKLES WITH ROCKERS - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back. The rockers allow you to rock the ankles towards the outside and inside of the legs of the figure.


SIZE COMPARISON: How does the size of this figure compare to others?

He-Man stands a little over 5.5 inches tall. Here is He-Man with the 80th anniversary Iron Man.


RATING: What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 5/5 - This He-Man figure has just as much paint on him as the 80’s one did, it might even have a little bit more.

FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - The sculpt is perfect. He looks just like the original He-Man figure.

POSING 5/5 - With the added posing you can get He-Man into just about any pose you want.

ACCESSORIES: 5/5 - He-Man comes with everything the original one came with, so since they are re-making him I am happy with everything he has.

DURABILITY 5/5 - The plastic feels good and doesn’t feel like he will break anytime soon.

OVERALL SCORE 5/5 - If you were a He-Man fan growing up or had the figures back in the 80’s I suggest picking them up. The line is only going to get bigger and with the WWE figures using the same bodies, the play value is endless.





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