Even with Matty Collector long dead and buried, Super7 is keeping the Masters of the Universe Classics ship afloat by continuing to release the figures! It’s not the same quantity as when Club Greyskull was going full guns, but so far it’s just been a couple waves of four each year. I’ve had the willpower to resist going in on the Filmation style figures because I just can’t fall down that rabbit hole of buying a second version of every damn character. I am, however, picking up the Collectors’ Choice figures, which are basically just all new characters.
And that second wave of four Collectors’ Choice figures just arrived at my door in this shipper box. There’s nothing in the way of packing, so if you’re collecting these to be Mint On Card, your mileage may vary. My shipper box was a little bit beaten up, but the figures arrived just fine. Inside, each figure even comes comes in an individual mailer, just like Matty used to do. This wave includes two Horde members, one movie-based character, and a comet chick. I’m going to start with the Horde Mummy Wrap-Trap, partly because it’s the beginning of Halloween Season and partly because he’s the figure I was most looking forward to!
Super7 didn’t mess around with the packaging much. It’s still the familiar green stone Greyskull design and apart from a few modifications, it could easily be taken for the original Matty packages. In addition to their logo, they did add the Tenth Anniversary icon to the package. They also brought back the bios on the cardbacks, something that Matty did away with in the waning days of their releases. And thank god for that, because otherwise, I wouldn’t know anything about any of these characters. And check out that bitchin’ character art on the back of the card! These figures look great carded, and if I had the money and space I’d love to have a wall full of them. But I don’t and they’re not collector friendly, so I have no choice but to tear these open.
Wrap-Trap is a mummy warrior with allegiances to The Horde and man does he look great! The sculpted mummy wrappings are quite detailed and painted in an off-white to make them look slightly aged. They’re also pretty ragged with uncovered spaces allowing W-T’s sinewy green muscles to show through. Each of these exposed areas include a piece of wrapping that’s hanging off to signify that they either got loose, tore, or just fell off. Wrappy also features a sculpted harness holding a large Horde symbol on his chest, and he has smaller Horde symbols on his lower left leg and left bicep. Finally, he has a simple waist belt with a large green oval belt buckle.
The paint on this figure is pretty solid, although there are a few lines between the green muscle and white wrapping that could have been a little sharper. That’s mostly just the case on my figure’s right bicep and the straps on his back. It’s not something that I noticed right away, but rather on closer inspection. It’s worth mentioning, but certainly not something that’s going to ruin my enjoyment of the figure. Everything else is excellent and I love the bright green they used for his exposed body. It really makes the figure pop next to the drab, white bandages. They also used a bit of black wash for the the Horde symbol on his chest, which adds some nice depth to the sculpt.
Wrap-Trap’s fantastic portrait ties this figure together beautifully. The head is covered in more mummy wraps, but has an exposed window to show off his eyes and the bridge of where his nose would be if it hadn’t rotted off his nasty face. The coloring is the real showcase here, as you have more of that great bright green with some yellow brushing and a pair of glossy red eyes set below his prominent and creased brow. He looks like a guy I wouldn’t want to mess with. He also looks like he probably smells a bit.
The articulation here is everything I’ve come to expect from my MOTUC figures with the addition of the hinges in the wrists. With over 100 reviews of these bucks, I’m not going to run through it again. I will say, however, that the joints feel really good. Nothing is stuck out of the package, none of them are too tight or too loose. I mention it because Super7’s previous wave had some of those issues, but here it’s all good!
Wrap-Trap comes with two accessories: A scimitar and a crossbow. The sword is a really unique looking piece with a curved hooded cobra making up the gold hilt. The blade has a sweeping curve and a forked point, which may or may not be meant to invoke a serpent’s tongue. He can hold the sword in either hand and it really suits him. I just love the imagination that went into this weapon’s design!
And speaking of imaginative designs, one of the reasons I dig The Horde figures so much is that they each come with their own personalized crossbow and some of these are damn cool. In this case you get a very Egyptian-themed weapon with a scarab and wing motif. The scrab is painted blue while the rest of the weapon is painted in some sumptuous gold with a satin finish. The scarab holds a green orb in his pincers, which I presume is where the energy bolt shoots out of. There are also some basic sculpted details at the back of the weapon suggesting some kind of controls. Considering how slow they usually are, it’s nice someone finally gave a Mummy a projectile weapon.
Of all the figures in this wave, I was excited for Wrap-Trap the most, and now that he’s in hand I can happily say he does not disappoint. I could make a few minor nitpicks about the paint, but otherwise this figure shows a marked improvement in the little QC niggles that showed up in the original Super7 wave. The sculpt is great, the colors are beautiful, and the figure is loads of fun to pose and play with. Not to mention I’m always thrilled to get more soldiers for my Evil Horde. And just an administrative note: For the next three weeks, Wednesdays here at FFZ are going to be occupied with these new Masters figures. My hope is that by the time I’m done getting through these Collectors’ Choice figures, I can turn Wednesdays over to the massive inrush of figures from Mythic Legions’ Advent of Decay, which are due to start shipping out in the next couple of weeks!