Sunday, December 27, 2009

Masters of the Universe Classics 2009 Top Ten, Part I

Today we bring you...the tenth and ninth best Masters of the Universe Classics figures of the year...

Number 10 Beast Man.

Beast Man kicked of the line with He-Man back in January and he is one of the frequently overlooked early figures in the series. Beast Man is a great entry into the line and is one of MOTU’s most popular and beloved villains. While he's not the hulking brute that we saw in the 200x continuity, his armor very cleverly makes him seem bigger and bulkier than he actually is.

Beautiful sculpting of Beast Man's armor really make this figure stand out.

Although he only comes with only one weapon, his classic whip, Beast Man sports three pieces of very detailed and removable armor. The sculpting and the paint work together to give the illusion of several different textures on his armor. There is the very detailed fur, there are bone/tooth textures and even some worn and bolted metal textures. The armor is really what sells this figure. There is also some very nice work on the face which is appropriately ferocious and full of character. Read our full review of this figure here.

Witching Axe of Ruination sold separately.

Number 9: Scareglow

For years fans have been speculating about Scareglow and who or what he is. People sometimes ask the question, who is the Boba Fett of MOTU and for my money it is Scareglow. He is a mysterious badass who's popularity far surpasses his meager media appearances. The MOTUC version of Scareglow is a great update of the original design with painted glow-in-the-dark bones and all. He also sports a highly-detailed headsculpt and some cool accessories such as an amazing cape which fades to transparency at the bottom and actually captures the look of fabric in a way that is uncommon for a figure of this scale. There is also a nifty new Grayskull Reliquary accessory to tie in with the newly created bio and an update of his classic halberd (not pictured). Read our full review of this figure here.

Patrick Garone
Staff Reviewer

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