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.
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.
I gotta start this off by saying that i do not consider myself a toy reviewer.I’ll point out a couple of things here and there collectors may or may not like,but that’s about it.So if this write up starts to come off as some kind of an educated toy review,totally disreguard because it’s just me trying to sound smart.That said,i will also confess to never owning any of the contemporary Mattel 3 3/4 DC figures.In fact the closest i’ve come to those are a couple of Generator Rex figures Mattel released a while back,but that’s about it.The limited articulation on alot of the 3 3/4 DC stuff was a huge turn off for me and i wasn’t about to pay 15 bucks for the 6″ stuff. I’m not very hip to the DC universe of figures but i’ve always wanted a decent Batman and/or Superman figure in the 3 3/4 scale.When the last Batman film released i was hoping to get some cool figures out of it, but only got those dinky little 5 dollar ones that showed up on the pegs at stores i didn’t even kniow sold action figures. I literally tripped over these figures on my walks around the block with my daughter.Needless to say i wasn’t biting.Now it seems Mattel is doing the same with these Superman MOS (Man of Steel) figures,and at first i wasn’t going to bite,then i bit …and i’m glad i did.At first glance this figure didn’t blow me away.In fact i think what blew me away more was the concept of finally owning a Superman figure.I was a bit star struck to say the least.I mean, this guy could essentially kick every figure in my collection’s ass into next week with the exception of my Avengers Hulk figure and even that’s a toss up.Superman MOS would be catapaulted into the number one spot atop my “most powerful action figures” list.MY THOUGHTS: I’ve come to terms with the lack of articulation in the legs only because the arm sculpts/articulation make up for it imo.Another plus lies in the facial sculpt which manages to capture some of Henry Cavill’s appearance but also has an old kenner vibe to it with the blue dotted eyes.The overall sculpt is pretty solid and while you can’t pose much of his lower half,the arms can be positioned in ways to make for some really cool display stances.The paint and new suit design is on point,textured and has somewhat of a glossy finish to it.I love the cloth cape BUT BE CAREFUL when taking this figure out of the package.For some reason,Mattel has placed a small plastic tag that keeps the cape in place while in the package and if you attempt to pull the figure out of the package without taking this small plastic tag off,it will pull on the cape leaving a small little annoying hole at the bottom of it.The whole motorcycle gimmick is pretty a much a wash and it’s pretty difficult to make the figure hold it while it’s put together.Other than those small gripes,i love this figure for what it is.BTW-At first glance i didn’t think these would be in scale with any of my other figures so i posted a couple of example pics for size comparison.
Last but not least we have Battle Saw Rex which is basically Rex with a different weapon feature.It’s too bad they didn’t make some of the weapons interchangeable.I think Mattel maybe figured they could make more money selling individualized Rex’s as opposed to one customizable Rex.I don’t know,but the figure ‘s still pretty solid and i guess a display with multiple Rex figures sporting different weaponry might look pretty cool. I may pick up other variations of him if i can find them at the same $1 dollar price tag.
This Rex figure boasts the same outfit as the last one I reviewed with the only difference being the weapon and E.V.O.Another cool difference is the facial expressions,they are different for all the Rex figures,or at least the two that I have.
The name of the E.V.O. included with this Battle Saw Rex figure is Parasax.
And finally a group shot of my small Generator Rex collection which may get bigger If I can find some more merchandise on clearance.Heck I might even pay regular price if they release any new figures.Stay tuned!