EDITOR’S NOTE: Continuing with our Staff “Best of” list, Tommyboy1972 checks in with his pick. Take it away, TB!
With so many awesome figures to choose from in 2013, I had a difficult time deciding on my favorite fig of the year. I finally narrowed my choice down to the Masters of the Universe Classics Horde Troopers. While I did collect a number of lines as kid (GI Joe, Transformers, and Masters of the Universe, mainly), I unfortunately took a break from collecting toys between 1986 and 2002. Because of this, I missed out on getting the vintage version of the Horde Troopers, so I was pretty geeked to have the opportunity to finally get them in the Classics line.
Mattel definitely hit the nail on the head with these guys. Not only did they give us pretty much all-new sculpts, but each trooper got a nice number of accessories as well. Mattel also did a great job of staying true to the original version and of giving it all of the flare of the new Classics line. I especially love the all-new torso sculpt under the armor to keep them looking robotic. My only regret is that I only picked up four of them. Here’s hoping Mattel comes out with a General Sunder soon along with a pack-in Horde Trooper head so I can bulk up my Horde army more. Thanks for the awesome army builder, Mattel!!