The Guardian of Castle Grayskull Makes Her Long-Awaited Debut from Mattel
The Sorceress is one of the most iconic women of 80's cartoon/toy culture. She was always mysterious, protective, powerful, and wise, guiding the most powerful men and women in the universe toward victory time and time again. I remember going to this feed store where I grew up in rural Pennsylvania and seeing the original Sorceress action figure having on a peg in their shabby toy aisle (I believe it was the last 5 feet of the birdseed aisle). That figure was actually quite a shelfwarmer there because I would love to go "visit" her and beg unsuccessfully to have her purchased for me. She must have easily been there for a year, collecting dust and being ignored by all the other country boys. It was twenty years before I finally got my vintage Sorceress, and another five before I got my hands on this wonderful toy. A long wait, but well worth it.
Disclaimer: I know I refer to her as both "The Sorceress" and just "Sorceress" interchangeably, pay no mind to me, I can't decide which I prefer.
The Sorceress comes in standard MOTUC packaging, but with a 30th Anniversary logo on the back. I must say that I really appreciate that Mattel hasn't been dynamically posing these figures in the boxes. It's been a major disappointment over the years with their DCUC line to open up a great-looking figure only to find the limbs warped from being twist-tied into action poses. These straight-forward stances are a relief and they look great.
The Sorceress comes with her staff (Staff of Ra? - I always thought it was called this but I can't find proof), and Zoar (The Sorceress in the falcon form she is forced to assume whenever she leaves Castle Grayskull). Zoar comes with removeable armor and a perch.