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Masters of the Universe by Mattel


   Since I reviewed the Flextreme! He-Man yesterday you simply knew I used to be additionally going to assessment Skeletor earlier than lengthy, proper? Like I mentioned in that assessment, it is loopy how a lot Masters of the Universe product was put out final 12 months by each Mattel and different corporations. These Flextreme! figures are odd as a result of they only began displaying up at locations like Ollie’s and Large Heaps already marked down. They’re 7-inch tall strong rubber bendable figures. Whereas they’re bendable (form of) they form of remind me of the previous strong rubber wrestlers from the Eighties. Skeletor undoubtedly is a bit cooler than He-Man as he seems higher on this fashion however as toys they’re simply not that nice. Let’s take a quick have a look at the Flextreme! Skeletor after the break…

The Info:

Top: 7 inches

Articulation: Bendable

Equipment: None

Non-Scalper Value: $6-$10 {dollars}

The Positives:

* I actually do just like the caricatured look of those figures, particularly Skeletor. If Mattel had forged these in plastic and made them articulated figures (even minimally articulated) I feel they’d be fairly cool. The graceful and easy aesthetic seems fairly cool and the paint job is kind of good. There’s a number of good element on Skelly’s armor, too, particularly on the cranium on his belt.

* Skeletor’s headsculpt is kind of cool. I like the best way his traditional options just like the purple eyes and the skeletal enamel look on this caricatured fashion. He actually does look fairly neat and stands out on the shelf.

The Negatives:

* For a determine marketed as being bendable and referred to as Flextreme! Skeletor simply is not, properly, very versatile. He is produced from a somewhat sturdy rubber however there’s little motion right here. His legs and arms transfer a bit and that is it. I hoped he’d be extra like Stretch Armstrong or one thing however he isn’t. He is only a reasonably bendable flexible determine, which is disappointing. 

   As a toy this Flextreme! Skeletor simply is not a lot enjoyable. It is probably not that bendable the place you possibly can really get enjoyable combating poses or something and it isn’t one thing that is enjoyable to fiddle round with like Stretch Armstrong or Goo Jit Zu. It is form of like a kind of strong rubber wrestlers from the Eighties however not preposed in a enjoyable approach. That being mentioned, I do actually just like the stylized Skeletor design. Had this been a often articulated determine it might have been fairly neat. No equipment (despite the fact that his palms might maintain them) and a fairly ineffective bendable characteristic will get this man an Eh and a 1/2. He seems cool standing round however that is about it.




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