Mattel – Masters of the Universe Revelation Masterverse Wave 2 Figures Review

Mattel – Masters of the Universe Revelation Masterverse Wave 2 Figures Review

 

Mattel’s newly released Masters of the Universe Revelation Masterverse figures continue to be a strong seller, and this wave includes Teela, Man-At-Arms, Beast Man and Spikor all based on the new Netflix series. The series just aired the second half of the first season and certainly had some surprises for fans, including character deaths and powered up versions of two female characters.

The Masterverse line is the adult focused offerings, while Origins and the kids line are targeted towards both. Of the three, Masterverse and Origins are truly the best lines out there for the brand as this 7″ scale line is a good substitute to Mattel’s MOTU Classics line from years back, and Origins having all that 80’s nostalgia we all love. Masterverse is the type of high-end line that fans were used too with Classics, so if you collected that, you’ll have a pretty good idea what this line offers as far as quality and attention to detail. The Classics figures however sport a much larger bulkier chest compared to Masterverse, which have leaner torso’s and this makes them a bit more accurate to their source material. As you may be aware, Revelation is a brand new show and not a sequel to the Filmation series as originally thought and stated, so we’re getting a look at a new series, which is part of the MOTU Multiverse, a parallel dimension to the Filmation series.

Thank you to Entertainment Earth for providing Mattel’s – Masters of the Universe Revelation Masterverse wave 2 figures for review. 

Availability: December 2021

Each figure is packaged in the standard window box we’ve seen in the first wave, with the figures shown in the front, logo’s below them, images and their names on the sides, and the back includes images of the character, a description and a look at additional figures.

 

This wave continues where series 1 left off, and gives us four new characters as seen in the Netflix series. Man-At-Arms and Spikor are each given some shared parts with He-Man, which as you may be aware this is how things have mostly been done since the 1980’s line. The arms, legs, boots and chests are all He-Man, and all the other parts are brand new. Teela and Beast man each have unique sculpts that are brand new to depict the character likenesses.

Teela’s new design and outfit works pretty well for her, while keeping some homages to the 1980’s design. She comes in brown armor that has a sculpted texture on her chest, and brown straps around the skirt on her hips with a holster in the back, and a pouch on the side. The straps all have gold belt buckles, and buttons, all nicely painted. She also comes in a white shirt with a brown lining on the top of the collar and the bottom of the skirt, and light brown pants, with dark brown knee guards and boots. On her wrists are brown bands, and her head sculpt includes nicely done facial details, and long red hair that is combed to the side.

Included with Teela are three different parts of her baton, with he shortest one stored on her back, and the other two turns into a staff and a sword. She also comes with two sets of interchangeable hand sculpts.

Her articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, waist rotation, ball jointed hips, double-hinged knees, swivel calves, hinged and rocker ankles.

 

Man-At-Arms keeps a lot of his 80’s nostalgia design, with the green suit, orange armor, black lion cloth, blue chrome belt, bracelet, and black gloves and boots. The armor has some great attention to details and the design is what we remember from the 80’s. The left shoulder pad is on the loose side and flops around a lot, something that usually doesn’t occur on previous Man-At-Arms figures in other lines. The head sculpt on him looks a tad on the small side, and includes the blue chrome helmet, his mustache, and nicely done facial details.

Included is his mace, and three sets of interchangeable hand sculpts.

His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, waist rotation, ball jointed hips, double-hinged knees, swivel calves, hinged and rocker ankles.

Beast Man is big, bulky, menacing looking, and the design keeps true to the namesake. Just like the 2002 (or 200x) figure, he has a slouchy hunch and this new figure is not as bulky as he appears in the cartoon. The sculpted fur looks great, and he has a soft blue skirt, with a brown belt and gold laces keeping it closed, brown bands on his wrists and ankles, and a dark brown sculpted hair on his back, forearms, and feet. The head sculpt includes three ponytails hanging down the shin, and nicely done facial details with the white lines around his eyes and bumps on the top of his head.

Included is his whip, and three sets of interchangeable hand sculpts.

His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, waist rotation, ball jointed hips, double-hinged knees, swivel calves, hinged and rocker ankles.

 

Spikor is the other figure that pays somewhat close to his 80’s design, with the newly tooled spiked armor over his chest, a metallic purple belt, a black lion cloth, purple skin, and black boots, The chest armor also has blue around the collar, down the front, and blue bracelets. The head sculpt is also spiked, and the design works exceptionally well for the character. The facial details, including the fangs and glaring eyes look great, and all nicely painted.

Included is his mace, claw, and a set of closed fisted wrists.

His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, waist rotation, ball jointed hips, double-hinged knees, swivel calves, hinged and rocker ankles.

 

So how does this line compare to Classics? Exceptionally well! The scale and size of the figures works well enough for the price point, and these figures will also work for the vehicles, beast and playsets that came with Classics. With rumors that this line will spread into several sub-lines this year, and the fact that Mattel likely won’t offer vehicles or playsets in this line, the universal compatibility matters even more. These will look great next to Classics, or even by their own line.

Overall, this is a great wave from Mattel and a strong line-up of characters that are essential to the new series. You are definitely going to want to jump in on this line, even if you already have the MOTU Classics figures.

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