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Toying Around Reviews - Turtles of Grayskull: Mutant He-Man

For today's review, we will look at He-Man from the new crossover line from Mattel and Playmates, The Turtles of Grayskull. If you are asking yourself what is the Turtles of Greyskull, well then, this is a mashup of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Playmate Toys) and Masters of the Universe (Mattel). Two lines that most of us never thought would crossover have, and most of us collectors are all here for it.



Before we open this up, let's check out the packaging.

He-Man comes on a blister card that is very similar to that of the MOTU box. We have that Turtles of Greyskull logo done up like The Masters of the Universe and behind that we have the exploding rocks, but instead of the rocks being red and blue like on Masters, they are purple and green. The top of the card back has He-Man and Leo, looks like all the good guys will come with both of them on top while the bad guys will come with Skeletor and Shredder on top. Turning the card back to the side we get a look at He-Man from the side, this is great for any collector who wants to keep the figure mint on the card. The back of the card gives us some great artwork of He-Man coming out of the slime pit, with Shredder in the background, below that we have a cross cell of the rest of the figures in this first wave. Turing the card around one more time we again get a good look at He-Man from the side.



Let's take a look at how the figure comes packed inside.

Inside the box, we have the mini-comic, the same comic comes with every figure in wave one. we also have the instruction book that lets us know every part that can be popped off and swapped around with other figures from this line and other figures from the MOTU Origins line.



Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Taking He-Man off the blister we can see that the body of He-Man is the same however he has new, bigger arms and a new head. The figure is also made out of a somewhat transparent plastic. It does look like any MOTU character that has been mutated will be made with transparent plastic.



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

He-Man comes with a battle mace. He-Man like the other figures from this line, can be pulled apart and have all the parts swapped around if you want to.



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


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 - This cut allows you to turn both wrists a full 360 degrees while also bending them up and down. 

WAIST SWIVEL - With this cut you can 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.



How does the size of this figure compare to others?

He-Man stands right around the 6-inch mark. Here is our new Mutant He-Man standing next to the new cartoon collection He-Man and our He-Man from Origins. Next, we have our Mutant He-Man standing next to Leo. He-Man should have been bigger than the turtles since he is to have been mutated. Turtles are normally smaller than humans to begin with.



What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 5/5 - The figure does look good. The greenish lighting on the body looks good and all the paint on the figure is well done with no issues.

FIGURE SCULPT 3/5 - He-Man should have been made a little taller, he is a mutant now and he is smaller than the turtles.

POSING 4/5 - You can get him into just about any pose you want. however, some vertical hands would be nice for some better-posing options.

ACCESSORIES: 2/5 - NO POWER SWORD???? or extra hands?

DURABILITY 5/5 - The plastic is great we know transparent plastic can get brittle over time but this feels better than most plastic.







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