PowerCon 2016 Exclusive Masters Of The Universe Classics Red Beast Man Review

PowerCon 2016 Exclusive Masters Of The Universe Classics Red Beast Man Review

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PowerCon had offered three Masters of the Universe Classics exclusives this year including the Minicomic Red Beast Man, Minicomic Green Granamyr, and Camo Khan. It was revealed to us from Scott Neitlich at PowerCon that the Red Beast Man was originally slated to be a Toys “R” Us exclusive as past of the MOTU and DC 2 packs several years ago. Unfortunately, Scott could not remember which DC character Beast Man was paired up with. He also revealed that there were others planned that were never released. If you recall, the 2 packs that did make it out was Superman vs. He-Man, Skeletor vs. Lex Luthor, minicomic blue MerMan vs. Aquaman, Zodac vs. Green Lantern, Hawkman vs. Stratos, and She-Ra vs. Supergirl.

These were great sets back in the early days of Masters of the Universe Classcs, and we know that the Red Beast Man set would have been a welcomed addition to the line.

Availability: PowerCon 2016 – June 4th-5th in Torrance, California

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Beast Man was one of the first Masters of the Universe Classics figures to see release in 2009 with the #2 slot after He-Man, and before Skeletor. Interestingly enough, he was also one of the very first eight figures to see release in the 1980 toy line. In Masters Of The Universe Classics, he was even given one of the first reissues for those that missed out on him. Since then, the mold has not been made available since. As announced back at San Diego Comic-Con, PowerCon offered Beast Man in his red minicomic colors from the 1980’s, which is also the first time that this deco of Beast Man would be offered as an action figure.

Back in the 1980’s when the minicomics would be included with the figures, Beast Man had some  memorial moments in the books as he was Skeletor’s first and most loyal follower. Beast Man made appearances in 13 minicomics, which you can re-read in the He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe Mini-Comic Collection from Dark Horse Comics.

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Beast Man is a repaint from the 2009 figure and is painted entirely in red with some black deco highlighting the tusks on his armor and fur. The 2009 Beast Man figure was based on the vintage toy, and was given orange fur, blue shorts, red fur and armor, and a white face with some blue around the eyes and mouth. The chain on his fur and necklace was painted blue and the straps around his arms, which connects the armor are the same brown as the tusks.

This new figure however is mostly one solid color, so cost wise Mattel was most likely to save a few bucks right there. Other than the red deco, the necklace is painted gold with some red inside the circle, and his eyes are yellow. All of the texture is there in the sculpt as well.

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Included with Beast Man is his whip that is also painted in red, and is painted in a flat red.

Overall:

Beast Man is his minicomic colors is a great addition to the line. The new deco is nicely done and we especially appreciate that the bio was included on the back of the packaging, which is sadly not the case with every MOTUC figure these days. This is because even since Scott Neitlich left, the bio’s have been less of a priority for Mattel.

It’s just a shame that there weren’t more of those Toys “R” Us Masters of the Universe and DC 2 packs. Fans were treated to some great sets back then. Beast Man would have likely been offered with a DC villain, so it’s anyone’s guess as to which one that could have been.

Highly Recommended!

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