Sunday, December 23, 2018

Masters of the Universe Vintage - SHE-RA!

Masters of the Universe Vintage Wave 1 - She-Ra - Super7 2018

One of my biggest childhood disappointments was the She-Ra toy line in the 1980s. I was a sucker for all those cartoons that were nothing more than commercials for toys. But my only caveat was that they had to resemble the cartoon. Most did a decent job at this, but She-Ra was a total miss in my opinion. The toys looked good, but nearly every aspect was different from the filmation style. She-Ra's outfit, Swiftwind's entire color palette, and even the Power Sword was completely different (they just could have used He-Man's sword and been a billion times more accurate). So when this new vintage Filmation style figure from Super7 was announced I felt satisfied on so many levels. And the figure execution is practically perfect. Yes, she's a little shiny, and yes, she's a little taller than her vintage sisters, but I adore her. I can't wait to see what other characters come out in this line. I know Teela is next, but I'm hoping for more unreleased characters to fill in gaps like this She-Ra does. Let's check her out below!

She-Ra does not stand well on her own. She can definitely balance for a few moments, but it's very tricky. I am using a Kaiser Doll Stand for these photos (I buy them on Amazon).

She-Ra comes with her Power Sword (with the blue gem), a shield (which is her sword transformed), and what appears ot be a spare He-Man Power Sword.

She-Ra isn't super poseable. If you've ever held the vintage figures, you'll know that the legs are in an awkward position and her arks are very close to the body and only move in a "karate chop" motion. The waist cut ot spring-loaded with the twisting action feature, and the hair prohibits the neck from moving.

Here are some details of the packaging art.

Here is an image (swiped from the internet) of the original vintage She-Ra offering. I never purchased this because it was such a far cry from the Filmation design.

I think her hair sculpt is especially nice.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the figure from the vintage She-Ra Toothbrush. 
Before now this was the only representation of She-Ra on my vintage shelf.

And here she is with the vintage Evil-Lyn and Teela.


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