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Hordak (Mondo Unique) from Masters of the Universe by Mondo


   Again in Could of 2021 put each the usual and Mondo unique Hordak figures on order and I rapidly grabbed the unique. Just a few months later they even put out a Filmation impressed variant with Imp, however I skipped that one. Mondo has been placing these 1/sixth scale Masters of the Universe figures since 2019 and so they’ve been a line I’ve actually loved. The worth has actually jumped on these, although; He-Man and Skeletor had been round $160-$165 in 2019, Keldor was $185 in April 2021, and Hordak was $230-$240 in Could of 2021. Yikes! The usual Hordak contains his crossbow and workers whereas the Mondo unique additionally contains an alternate arm cannon hand with the spinning blade and spinning mace attachments from the classic Hurricane Hordak determine. Mondo does their very own factor with these figures, form of borrowing from numerous sources to craft a brand new search for the character. Let’s check out the Mondo unique Hordak after the break and see if he is match to steer the Evil Horde….

The Information:

Top: 12 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double swivel/hinge jointed knees, balljointed hips, balljointed waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and double balljointed head.

Equipment: Eight interchangeable fingers, 2 bracers, crossbow 2 piece workers, cannon hand, bat wing propeller, thunder mace, cape, and show stand.

Non-Scalper Value: $240

The Positives:

* Hordak is a really spectacular trying determine. Look clever, I might in all probability put him just under Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man. Whereas he makes use of the identical primary physique as most different figures on this line his elaborated fitted armor and numerous equipment like his bracers and boots actually make him fairly spectacular. The armor suits completely and appears improbable on the determine. It isn’t-removable however the design is so unimaginable I can not think about you desirous to take it off.

* The portrait is kind of cool. Hordak has a number of completely different kinds throughout his numerous depictions: There’s his very boney trying face, his robotic lookin face, and his extra demon trying face. This look appears to seize parts of his boney and demon trying face, leaning extra in the direction of his head being lined in white flesh right here fairly than bone. The paint work is very nice with a pronounced ridge throughout his head and many particulars on his facial options.

* Here is a close-up of the armor so you possibly can sew that cool Evil Horde brand he is sporting. I say it on a regular basis: Hordak is a grasp of branding! The bat throughout his belt is absolutely cool, too. Fashionable.

* The again of his armor is fairly plain paint clever however there’s nonetheless a ton of element right here. It seems improbable and the whole lot appears very intricate.

* His bracers are fairly cool and appear to have a little bit of technological affect combined in. They’re detachable in case you pop the fingers of the determine off, although he seems form of skinny with out them.

* Hordak’s boots are fairly claw. They appear to be segmented steel items with house for his huge claws adored with spikes and bat designs. he is additionally sporting the bone motif on the perimeters of the cuffs, just like the motif on his collar.

* Hordak’s cape is very nice. The tailoring is great and it is held in place with precise steel chains that match over the spikes on his shoulders. It seems wonderful on show and actually suits this model of Hordak nicely.

*  Mondo’s MOTU figures don’t really feel like your conventional 1/sixth scale determine however extra like outsized Masters of the Universe Classics determine.Hordak is heavy however very sturdy. I like how sturdy they really feel. Mondo positively has executed a fantastic job with the standard right here and the articulation is not unhealthy, both. Hordak is pretty enjoyable to pose, although a bit restricted at occasions (extra on that in a second). The joints keep collectively nice however, in case you push them to far, they do come out fairly than break. 

* For dealing with the enterprise of the Evil Horde Hordak comes with 4 pairs of fingers: Some gesturing fingers, commonplace grips, pistol grips, and fists. The wrist pegs are good and thick and the fingers are only a bit versatile making it fairly straightforward to position equipment in them. They have some good painted particulars on the fingers, too. 

* Hordak has to indicate off his Horde delight with this tremendous cool detachable arm band. I like the look of this! The paint and sculpt are actually cool. It is actually not that vast of a bit however it makes a daring assertion. Assume we’ll ever get any extra of the Horde from Mondo?

*  Hordak comes packaged with the identical stand as each different determine: A black plastic show stand with a steel arm that rests underneath his crotch to maintain him standing. It isn’t probably the most fascinating design for a stand however it works fairly nicely for a heavy determine like this. The underside of the stand has a stylized “M” for Mondo bit that is all of the character you will discover on this piece.

* Hordak comes sporting his workers. It is actually lengthy and is modeled after the workers that got here with the 2005 NECA Staction designed by the 4 Horsemen. It is constituted of two separate items (the decrease and higher elements) and it is an extremely sculpted piece. Mondo does a terrific job with these outsized equipment and you will have enjoyable testing the entire little sculpted particulars and paint functions on it.

* Here is a detailed up of the highest of the workers. It is actually very cool with wonderful element. 

* Hordak can also be armed with a crossbow, identical to the classic toy. This one jogs my memory fairly a little bit of the crossbow from Masters of the Universe Classics. In addition to a pleasant paintjob and sculpt this bow truly has an actual string as nicely. It isn’t useful or something however it does give the piece a cool “combined media” really feel.

* Since that is the Mondo Unique model let’s check out the alternate equipment based mostly on the classic Hurricane Hordak variant. First up is the spinner/ cannon arm which inserts over Hordak’s proper forearm in case you detach his hand and slip off his gauntlet. That is the attachment piece for the extra equipment however it additionally seems just like the cannon arm from the Filmation collection. It is fairly versatile.

* The bigger of the 2 attachments is the Thunder Mace, a easy gadget consisting of three worn and weathered orbs connected to items of chain. The chains are stable, ensuring that the orbs appear to be they’re in the midst of swinging in any respect time in your show. This can be a fairly siezeable accent and it truly seems fairly cool. 

* My favourite of the 2 is the Bat Wing Propeller. Slightly than simply being a spinning blade I believe the intention of the propeller is permitting Hordak to fly with it like a small, private helicopter. The element on the wings is fairly cool and it is positively probably the most menacing of the additional items.

The Negatives:

* Mondo hasn’t modified their articulation within the line or something however Hordak’s motion does really feel fairly restricted attributable to his armor, his waist piece, and his bracers. You are not going to get a lot elbow motion out of him in any respect, nor a lot vary in his hips or in his core. 

* Hordak’s ankles appear a bit free so typically he tends to tumble ahead. It is robust to maintain him standing upright in some fairly primary poses which is an actual flaw, particularly for such a big and heavy determine.



* The Hurricane Hordak items are supposed to slip proper inside the cannon arm however check out mine: There’s loads of flashing in there. I actually needed to work to get this cleared up so stuff would match inside. That is a reasonably unhealthy QC difficulty for a $240 greenback determine.





* Making the workers two separate items was a sensible thought for getting it within the fingers of the determine and storing it with much less likelihood of breakage. Sadly, the workers simply does not need to keep aside too nicely.

   I actually just like the look of Hordak right here. He is positively one of many extra fascinating figures in Mondo’s MOTU line to this point with a fantastic sculpt, glorious paint work, and a few very cool equipment. Sadly, his greater worth robs him of a few of his coolness as does the variety of small QC points. He has some hassle standing and little issues just like the free connection of his workers and the flashing on the cannon gap deliver him down a bit. Most of these are simply rectified with a little bit work however is that one thing that basically ought to be anticipated on a determine that prices over $200 {dollars}? I would not assume so. The unique Hordak is kind of cool however I form of really feel like Mondo has hit a worth level that makes these a lot much less engaging than they had been. Hordak will get a Good and a 1/2 from me; he is nonetheless fairly cool however not a simple suggestion, notably with none alternate portraits. Most figures have include a minimum of two alternate portraits so why does not Hordak? Nonetheless, the element work on the armor and equipment are fairly cool. 


In the event you’re a fan of Hordak then take a look at my opinions of the
classic Buzz-Noticed
Hordak, the Masters of the Universe Classics Hordak, “Buzz
Noticed” Hordak, and the Spirit
of Hordak, NECA’s Hordak staction and Hordak Mini Bust, the MOTU Origins Hordak, “Buzz Noticed” Hordak, and the Filmation impressed Hordak from PowerCon 2021’s The Evil Horde set,
the ReAction Hordak and Hordak
(Gray),the Tweeterhead unique Masters of the Universe Legends Hordak maquette,
the Super7 neo-vintage Hordak,
the Sonic youngsters meal Hordak,
and the M.U.S.C.L.E. slime Hordak.  

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