Hey folks! Hope your holiday season was a fantastic one. An annual Christmas Fallout will be coming soon, probably by Sunday or so. It's been a busy week for me, as I'm sure it has been for all of you. Good news, my friend Brian sent me something so great that I had to share it with you all. In the few days of owning them, they've become one of my new favorite things in the world.
Merciful Marzo, these are amazing! Mini Masters of the Universe figures From Construx! Pocket sized heroes for your adventures on the road or something to put on your desk at work. If you've ever dreamed of having a He-Man or Skeletor to carry around with you but the bulk of their insanely bulging muscles prohibit them from fitting in your pocket, well good news! These tiny titans are a perfect size to even fit in your wallet! Oh happy day! I'm fully aware Construx has done other properties like Halo, Alien and Star Trek but there's something about a brick figure He-Man that makes me smile. Never did I think when I first got the internet and started searching for He-Man related info (Adam Tyner, I'm looking at you!) a quasi-Lego-action figure hybrid would be possible of our rippling hero. This is the kind of amazing product that I'd always want and owning it as an adult just brings a smile to my face. The head sculpts aren't amazing, but when you're the size of a thumbnail, you have to make some sacrifices. If you're expecting fun but plan to disappointed that the faces don't look like the Filmation cartoon (well, they kinda do but not much!) that's on you.
The accessories are pretty awesome too. You didn't think you were gonna
buy a mini He-Man and Skeletor and not get their famous implements of
destruction, did you? Come on, man, wake up. He-Man comes with his shield and mighty power sword, which makes sense. But Skeletor only needed one accessory: THE HAVOC STAFF. Now, I know what you're thinking. "No purple power sword?". I get the thought but face facts here, Skeletor's known for that big battle ram head on a pole than the sword. Plus, it looks even neater in mini figure form. Even better? It's in scale.
Now the real fun comes with Modulok-like possibilities to change heads, bodies, arms, whatever. In fact, with a simple pop off of the head can create a makeshift Fakor! And for once, Skeletor can finally be the one who is the hero. He even looks a little happier now. Everyone deserves a little joy in their life, even villainous boneheads who try to destroy King Randor's royal palace.
If you're out and about this week and find these, pick them up! They're a fun addition to a MOTU collection and just a lot of fun in general.