Masters Of The Universe Classics Buzz Saw Hordak Review

Masters Of The Universe Classics Buzz Saw Hordak Review

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With five months left to go with the Masters of the Universe Classics 2015 line, Mattel is wrapping up all vintage toys this year. Buzz Saw Hordak is one those vintage toys and one we feel is necessary to wrap-up the line. Considering A-list variants are also planned to wrap up this year, which should not surprise you as these too were part of the vintage line, there is only a handful left such as Laser Power He-Man and Skeletor that was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. We are very pleased to be able to finish off our collections this year and while not every vintage toy such as Bionatops (who’s also mentioned in Buzz Saw Hordak’s bio) is confirmed, it’s close enough and we are looking forward to what Mattel brings in 2016. Not just Masters of the Universe, but ThunderCats as well.

Buzz Saw Hordak was originally planned to include the King Hsss torso that is meant to go with 200X King Hsss released earlier this year. Mattel’s new solution is to include that torso with an all new King Hsss figure due to the cost, Buzz Saw Hordak was meant to always be the same and the torso does not impact him in anyway.

Availability: August 2015

Sculpt & Paint:

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Buzz Saw Hordak includes shared parts with the 2009 first release, and includes a re-tooled chest piece with the buzz saw feature. There isn’t much of a difference between the 2009 release and the Buzz Saw Hordak variant, as both figures look the same when the chest piece is closed. The only noticeable difference is the paint variations, and the belt on Buzz Saw Hordak is sculpted with a triangle motif.

In the vintage line, action gimmicks were very common later on and Buzz Saw Hordak was one of the last figures in that line. To recreate the spinning action gimmick which was able to shoot out of the figures chest, The Four Horsemen retooled Hordak’s chest allowing it to open and place the buzz saw inside. The buzz saw is simply placed, and you have to manually remove it as it does not shoot out.

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Buzz Saw Hordak includes a superior paint job than the 2009 release, including black deco a bright red cape, and even his arms and legs are painted in a better grey.

Articulation:

Standard for MOTUC. The chest piece swivels open.

Accessories:

A white cross bow and a buzz saw.

Overall:

Despite some fan complaints about the boots, belt and other aspects about the figure, he’s actually quite great and a superior figure over the 2009 first edition.

Highly Recommended.

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“Buzz Saw” Hordak Bio:

Real Name: Hec-Tor Kur

After King Miro and Randor returned from exile in Despondos, the Three Towers returned to the surface signaling the time when the Second Ultimate Battleground would commence. To prepare for this battle, Hordak invaded Central Tower in an attempt to steal the secret of Time Travel. But without the Cosmic Key to channel the Tower’s energy, Hordak’s body was mutated, creating a Buzz Saw Blaster which could lash out at any enemy from his chest. During their final battle, Skeletor magically drained Hordak’s essence revealing the secrets and might of the Horde empire. But in Hordak’s last breath, while he appeared surrounded and defenseless, Hordak’s buzz saw blasts were unleashed, striking out at Skeletor in a final cataclysmic blow! If not for a nearby Bionotops, Skeletor would have indeed perished and Hordak’s revenge complete.

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