Paint - ***
The paint is nicely done, as you'd expect. All details in the face
are well executed and there isn't any sign of inaccuracies. The one
disappointment lies in the orange armor... it's just very... orange.
All other MOTU figures have enhanced colors from the original figures while
Faker almost replicates the old look exactly.
Articulation - ***
Just like the He-Man figure and many others, Faker has twelve points of
articulation. There's the usual neck, two in each shoulder, wrist,
waist, and two in each hip/leg. The waist articulation is also the
same as He-Man's, with the slash and punch action gimmick.
Accessories - ***1/2
Now here's the area where FAKER has one up on the heroic He-Man.
While He-Man's sword is very "flat", Faker's has a rotating action
making it visually very awesome. The removable chest armor is a
repaint of Skeletor's and separates into two pieces. A somewhat hidden
extra is a sticker on Faker's chest showing robotic gizmos and what not.
A nice little touch to show that Faker is just a machine.
EDITOR'S NOTE: It's been pointed out that the regular He-man sword
Value - ***1/2
MOTU figures are usually around $7.99 or $8.99, but this boxed Toyfare
Exclusive was around $15-17 including shipping. While it's close to
double in price, it isn't bad considering that the packaging was so nicely
done. Also knowing that it's not going to be sold anywhere else, the
price was well worth it.
Overall - ***1/2
Overall, the Masters of the Universe figures are among the nicest
figures sculpted today. Faker is a must have for all fans of the
series. A great looking box with a great looking figure... you just
can't go wrong with a character that's built by skeletor, looks like He-Man,
but fights for.... EVIL!
Where to Buy:
ToyFare magazine WAS the
place to buy, but the only places now would be collector stores and EBAY.
About the reviewer:
Coheteboy collects almost every popular toy line and can be found in and
around www.deathstarplans.com creating
action figure comics, dioramas, and graphics.
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