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Masters of the Universe by Mattel


   2021 noticed an absolute flood of Masters of the Universe toys. Severely, I am unsure if there’s beena yr for the reason that Eighties the place so MOTU product got here out. Corporations like Funko, Tweeterhead, Monogram Worldwide, Beeline Artistic Inc. and Mondo, amongst others, all jumped in with product however Mattel was clearly the king this yr From Mattel alone we had Masterverse, Origins, Eternia Minis, Mega Construx, He-man and the Masters of the Universe, Scorching Wheels, Shogun Masters, Micro Assortment, and now Flextreme!. Flextreme! did not get a giant launch, although, and appeared to simply present up at outlet shops like Massive Heaps and Ollie’s (that is the place mine have been discovered) already on clearance. Possibly these have been straight up meant as a discount product for vacation buyers on the lookout for cheap items to fill stockings? So, what’s a Flextreme!? They’re 7 inch scaled onerous rubber, bendable figures. Mattel has used the branding for a number of different properties as nicely (DC Comcis, WWE) however they’re nothing I’ve ever paid consideration too. I hoped they’d be a bit extra like Stretch Armstrong or Goo Jit Zu, a toyline from Moose Toys that my daughter actually likes which has some actually enjoyable designs and motion options. They don’t seem to be, although; they’re simply bigger conventional flexible figures. Let’s take a fast take a look at the Flextreme! He-Man after the break…

The Information:

Peak: 7 inches

Articulation: Bendable

Equipment: None

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

The Positives:

* I do just like the caricatured look of those. They are a combination of extremely muscular, as is befitting a MOTU toy, with some slimmer elements to facilitate the bendable characteristic. It is a very basic wanting He-Man with an honest sculpt and paintwork for a bendable determine. He is vibrant, daring, and fairly heavy.

* Once more, the portrait is sort of caricatured however I do prefer it. It is a very basic wanting He-Man with the pleasant face you’d count on from a toy marketed at youthful children. 

The Negatives:

* For a determine marketed as being bendable and referred to as Flextreme! He-Man simply is not, nicely, very versatile. He is comprised of a quite 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 is not. He is only a reasonably bendable flexible determine, which is disappointing. 

   I am not terribly impressed with this man. I just like the look and design of the determine however as a bendable determine or as a toy he form of fails. I am actually curious what the story behind the creation of those was as they seemingly went straight to low cost shops. Have been they deliberately created for low cost retailers? Locations like Greenback Common and Massive Heaps do typically get “stripped down” variations of standard toys so perhaps this was Mattel’s intention all alongside. This model of He-Man will get an Eh and a 1/2 from me. He is fairly uninteresting as a toy however he is additionally fairly cheap. The best way his palms are designed seems like he may deal with equipment however he comes unarmed. Bummer.

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