Sunday, 23 June 2013

Review: MOTUC Karatti

It's fair to say that the New Adventures of He-Man is the least-loved of the Masters of the Universe incarnations. Whether it be the toys changing design compared to the original line, or simply a dislike of being in space, NA He-Man has far more enemies from friends.

Possibly due to it's lessened fandom, NA has suffered greatly in the proportion of figures based on this era featured in MOTUC. In fact Karatti is only the fourth, behind Flipshot, Slushhead and Optikk. Even though the original NA designs has been 'clasicised' to fit them into a similar design as all the other MOTU characters, the NA figures are still the least popular faction (though not the least popular figures - that's a toss up between Spector, Molarr, the Star Sisters and the Fighting Foe Men).

Karatti is an unknown character to me. I've watched the NA cartoon, but can't remember him from it and certainly never had the toy. All the features from the original toy have been translated into this new Classics-style figure and he fits in perfectly with the others released so far. If you didn't know he was a NA character, you'd think he was one of Skeletor's minions living in Snake Mountain.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Review: MOTUC Spirit of Hordak

Ah, the infamous Spirit of Hordak, born engulfed in controversy. But having already had a rant about the circumstances under which he was sold, I'll put that aside for this review. I'll also put aside the amount I had to bleedin' pay to Royal Mail in customs (and 'handling') charges. From now until the bottom of the page I'll solely be talking about the merits (or demerits) of the figure alone.