Icarius was also known as Flipshot in the New Adventures of He-Man.I can’t front,i just found that out a couple of days ago.I was aware of the old cartoon,just not a huge fan of it.Everytime i look at this figure on display,it reminds me of Turbo Man from the Schwarzenegger Christmas film.Not a knock at all as this is one of the coolest figures i own!It’s figures like this that make collectors want to hunt down more of these MOTU Classics gems.I used to see these online alot and say to myself that i’d never own any,because of the fact that they were so pricey and only accessible through a subscription.Props to Big Lots and MATTEL for making them available to the general public and at a great low price.Even if i’m not able to pick up any other figures from the line,i’m happy to own the few that i have now.
Not crazy about this character,but the figure is a nice representation.All i remember from the vintage version was the pull string gimmick but that’s about it.In the hood back in the day you’d see Orko on many a wall,incorporated into graffitti pieces.He does have a sort of a b-boyish look to him.
I’m not hooked,but impressed.I will definitely add a couple more of these to the old collection if i get the chance,but won’t go nuts coveting them.I will say that they are a hell of a lot more poseable than i originally thought.I’ve seen tons of pics of these Classics figures on other blogs,but never really in any cool poses.Most were in a stiff upright position which led me to think that the legs had limited movement.I really didn’t go nuts posing Prince Adam,but i was able to put him in some pretty cool stances.Quick question to all of the MOTU experts out there-Is there any particular reason why Adams clothing has the same color scheme as Orko’s?
Call me cheap,but when i first laid eyes on this Orko “Classics” figure at my local Big Lots i said to myself “self,10 bucks is too much for an Orko figure.” I mean i wouldn’t shell out 10 for an original.Then i took a peek inside and realised that not only did it include a cool(and hopefully functioning) stand ,but lying at the bottom of the packaging was a fully articulated Prince Adam figure!Kind of an odd way to package a figure imo.So 10 bucks for two figs and a stand warranted the purchase .Now i am the proud owner of my first ever MOTU Classics action figures ;)I’ve stated before how i wasn’t the biggest fan of the uprightedness of these figures.Tonight i’ll mess around with the Prince Adam figure a bit to see if it changes my mind.
This is another figure that made it into my collection by way of my buddy jboypacman who sent me a package a while back with some cool M.O.T.U. figures.This one here is Roboto,a character i know nothing about other than the fact that he is from the M.O.T.U. line and that i do remember him as a kid.My memories of owning M.O.T.U. figures growing up are few and far between but i can honestly say that this was one the figures i didn’t have.I remember having a Battle Armor He-Man,a Ram- Man and a Man- At -Arms but that’s about it.I really liked the figures and the cartoon but i was so much into the Joe stuff that i really didn’t pay too much attention to these at the time.I’ll never forget the time my brother-in-law who used to paint houses,walked in the front door with a bag full of misc. D&D and He-Man toys he had found in a vacant house he was working in.He dumped them on the front porch and i went nuts going through them all!That’s how i got the majority of my M.O.T.U. figures as a kid.With the release of the G.I. Joe Retaliation figures a couple of months away i can focus a little more on my 80’s collection again and M.O.T.U. figures will be one of the lines on my radar.Many thanks to jboypac for the Roboto figure 😉 Enjoy the pics!
Well if you didn’t know by now i am an 80’s toy fanatic!In fact when i decided to collect again my sole objective was to only acquire vintage 80’s action figures.Well,that plan sort of back fired when HASBRO released the G.I. Joe ROC/ POC line,Captain America and the collectability of the Marvel Universe stuff is insane!Luckily every now and then i am able to visit my local hobby shop where all kinds of retro-coolness can be had for a pretty decent price and the bargain bins overflow with goodies!I don’t know about you but i like to head straight for the bargain bins in hopes to find those hard to find toys that are so overpriced these days on sites like Ebay ,Amazon and other hobby shops who do business online.The great thing about these shops is that you get to see,touch and inspect what your buying and there are no high shipping prices.There’s nothing like getting what you want and taking it home the same day.Take for instance this 1982 M.O.T.U. He-Man figure.I couldn’t believe that i was able to pick this little gem up for $2.50.There was a bin with about 5 or 6 1980’s M.O.T.U. figures all priced at $2.50.Some were in pretty rough shape and my He Man figure has a small nick on his left foot but not too bad.I liked He-Man as a kid but always seemed to gravitate more towards the GI Joe stuff.Nonetheless they were and still are a very cool toy, display piece and 80’s action figure!