Apr 27, 2016

It came From the Toy Chest: Blackface He-Man is racist...

Vultak is late... Luckily, my Anti-Eternia He-Man isn't. No, I'm not trying to rub it on your face that *I* was able to get one during the 3 minutes of Hell that was his sales period.
Who is he?
Basically Bizarro World He-Man... He's the He-Man of a world where Evil is good and Good is evil... NO Vampire in Brooklyn clips today, Spike!! Also, he comes from a German audiobook or radio play... can't remember exactly.

I originally was planning to copy and paste the Original He-Man Review and add some random "But EVIL!!" in it, but that would be way too lazy... Even for me.
everything He-Man can do, so can Anti Eternia He-Man
I must point out the red card was a nice touch... what wasn't so nice was the excessive amount of restraints that this figure had: clear Rubber bands, White straps and a black tissue paper ropes holding him in place.


Articulation:
cool effect in the eyes
Nothing New Here he's Traditional MOTUC Articulation all the way. He sports the 2.0 boots without visible pegs, so his ankles are tighter than normal He-Man.
4.5

Paint and Sculpt:
A Little Red and white Paint in some areas and some metallic paint in others on a Black Plastic Body is not that much to screw up. The sculpt we've seen a million times... It's Vanilla He-Man in Blastic.
4.5 Seriously, with this being a no new tooling figure that we pay MORE for, you could have totally used some Red GITD paint for the eyes.

Accessories:
Break the walls down!!
Sword, Shield, Ax, Alcala Sword, Grayskullman Shield and my harness is glued to his back... WHY!? Also, couldn't we have gotten a Vikor ax in black as well? I mean y'all sprung up 2 Power Swords, 2 Shields, since y'all didn't tool new items, the extra Ax would have gotten the extra oomph! this figure needed.
4.5

Overall:
Anti Eternia He-Man gets a 4.5 as his final score. He's pretty cool, but a few Blunders/wasted opportunities kept him from being better. Now if you're a German fan, he's a must have for you... Mostly due to nostalgic attachments. Me? All I keep seeing is "get 2 more of these and swap Ninjor's armor with them"... (even if it means cutting the Harnesses.)
Teela's going to need a Wheelchair soon... Times like this is when
I regret painting her hair red. It would have worked better with a
Blonde Teela... I just noticed Teela's hand right now...
That was unintentional but it works in the context of the pic.







Teenage Adam is a Perfect MOTUC second SDCC Exclusive.

Rumor has it that we MAY GET Starburst She-Ra as an SDCC Exclusive...
Well, I have an idea for another exclusive that may be an Unexpected curve ball... (or could be used for 2017 theoretically speaking)
Teenage Prince Adam aka 200X Adam...
What if I told you that we could get MORE out of that:
I mean Teen Adam would need some Modulok limbs, like Lizard Man...
So we'd need a new Slim Human torso... preferably with Ab crunch.
Using Modulok's Modular joints, as seen with Lizard Man, we COULD make this Adam a 2 for 1 like his mom.

The only new pieces needed would be:
New torso and crotch: The crotch would be based on 200X Adam's pants. The 200X Belt should be a removable add on in order to allow for a Vintage inspired Loincloth.
Both Tunics should be removable. Here is where they add a notch to put the power sword on the back for Vintage Adam's tunic. for the 200X one, I made the tunic and undershirt in one piece (like Sea Hawk's in order to have the belt that's supposed to be part of the sheath for his sword and complete the shirt look for him.
New shin pieces with the furry boot in Modulok size.
2 sets of new forearms: Vintage bracers and 200X gloves.
If we're lucky a closed 200X sword could be tossed in with him.

Combine these with a couple of previously made parts snake Armor head for 200X, Adam's smirk head for Vintage, Vykron gloves for 200X Adam and normal hands for vintage Adam and call it a day.

It could make a difference in packaging: 200X form for SDCC, Vintage form for Matty, this allows people to double dip on him... and it even allows for Mattel to release a repaint of him with a Dare head instead to have DARE! Heroic Secret Identity of He-Ro 2.0

Also, it's Prince Adam... Well known enough for SDCC or something.