Updated: Feb 9
Today we will be taking a look at Man-At-Arms from the new MOTU Masterverse line from Mattel. This line is rumored to be a legacy line that will feature charters from the He-Man multiverse. So far the 1st two waves are all figures from the new Kevin Smith Netflix show. Masterverse is an exciting new line of Masters of the Universe® action figures, and its first wave celebrates the release of a thrilling Masters of the Universe® reboot: the Netflix animated series, Revelation!
PACKAGING: Before we open this up, let's take a look at the packaging.
The Masterverse box comes in a nice size angled box, at the top, it tells you the figure has 30 points of articulation. Below that we have a big window that showcases the figure and the accessories. To the right of the window, we have a little Netflix flag, this is to let us know that this figure is based on his look from the Netflix show. At the bottom of the box, we have the Masters of the Universe Revelation logo, below that we have Man-At-Arms’s name. Turning the box to the side we have Man-At-Arms's name. The side of the box also lets us know that he is the “Heroic Master of Weapons!”. On the back of the box, we have some amazing artwork of Man-At-Arms. Next to the artwork, we have a bio, “Bound by duty and honor to the royal crown of Eternia, the man whose friends refer to him simply as Duncan protects the realm under the mantle of Man-At-Arms. Considered to be one of the most powerful allies in the battle against evil, Man-At-Arms is a warrior, an inventor, a mentor to Prince Adam, a friend to the forces of good, and a father of Teela and Roboto, and fights to protect them all..” Below that we have pictures of the rest of the figures in this 2nd wave. He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela Skeletor, Beast Man, and Spikor. Turning the box around one more time we have some more artwork of Man-At-Arms.
OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.
Taking Man-At-Arms out of the box we can see that he does look just like the new Kevin Smith animation that we saw at the start of episode one, I do hope we get a figure of him of how he is now as well.
ACCESSORIES: Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.
Man-At-Arms comes with his mace, left and right open hands, left and right gripping hands, left and right closed fists
ARTICULATION: How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!
MAN-AT-ARMS ARTICULATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: DUMBBELL JOINTED NECK - allows you to turn the head 360 degrees.
BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - These give the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm.
UPPER BICEP SWIVEL - This cut lets you turn the whole arm below the cut 360 degrees.
DOUBLE-JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm past 90 degrees.
SWIVEL HINGE WRISTS - It allows you to turn his wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down.
DIAPHRAGM SWIVEL - This lets you turn the figure around 360 degrees at the diaphragm.
WAIST SWIVEL - This lets you turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.
BALL JOINTED LEGS - With this it allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion.
UPPER THIGH SWIVEL - The leg can rotate around a full 360 degrees.
DOUBLE-JOINTED KNEES - The joint allows you to bend the leg itself back to the butt of the figure.
BOOT CUT - This cut lets you swivel the boot around 360 degrees.
HINGED ANKLES WITH ROCKERS - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back. The rockers will enable 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?
Man-At-Arms stands 6.5 inches tall. Here is Man-At-Arms standing next to He-Man and Skeletor from this Masterverse line.
RATING: What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?
PAINT JOB 5/5 - The paint job is very well done on the figure, I really have no complaints.
FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - The figures sculpt looks fantastic. He looks and feels like Man-At-Arms.
POSING 5/5 - The articulation is on point, just about any pose you want to do you can.
ACCESSORIES: 5/5 - I love that he comes with all the different hands.
DURABILITY 3/5 - The plastic on the figure is very soft, however, it does feel stronger than wave 1, so hopefully, Mattel is fixing this issue.
OVERALL SCORE 4.6/5 - Mattel is moving in the right direction with the figures over wave one.
RETAIL COST: $19.99 I PICKED MINE UP AT MY LOCAL TARGET.
TIME FOR SOME TOYING AROUND!!