Evil-Lyn has arrived! Check out some pics and thoughts after the jump!
Evil-Lyn was one of my favorite He-Man figures as a kid, so I was looking forward to her debut in Masters of the Universe Classics. I was also very impressed with the prototype when they finally showed her off in Toyfare magazine. The final figure has lived up to my expectations completely.
I love that they kept the original toy colors rather than the filmation or MYP series color schemes. The bright yellow and blue are Evil-Lyn to me. The color scheme is inexplicably appealing to me, so much so that I bought the 200x staction figure of Evil-Lyn even though I had hardly any of the 200x figures. The paint on this figure is nice and sharp. There is very little slop and there are some nice paint flourishes (metallic blue armor details and dark yellow airbrushing for the skintone) that add some interest to what can be a very two tone look.
Evil-Lyn comes with her magic orb which you can make into a wand or a staff by way of two swappable handle pieces and a knife. I like the wand for classic toy sake – plus it stands out a little better than the staff in a line littered with staves.
As a bonus, the good folks at Mattel have included the ‘Evil Fighting Falcon’, Screeech and a perch for the bird.
Screeech is a repaint of the Zoar/Jayna/Beast Boy eagle, but I feel like his value is increased immensely by the inclusion of the perch and the detailed armor. First off, the perch gives a you a place to put the darn thing (It took a while to find a spot for Zoar and the Eagle form of Beast boy in the display). The armor recalls the original Screeech figure from the Masters of the Universe line perfectly (well, my 20+ year old memory of it, anyway) and has a nice metallic paint application to highlight some of the details.
The overall sculpt is a re-use of the Teela/Goddess body with a brand new headsculpt. The nice difference between this figure and Teela, though, is that Evil-Lyn’s skirt piece is very flexible. It allows for the full range of motion from her articulation.
I love the headsculpt. The arched eyebrows and high cheekbones recall other classic villains like Maleficent and Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford. That crazy green eyeshadow really pops against the field of blue and yellow and draws your attention straight to that evil stare.
Overall, I’m very pleased with the figure and she makes a great addition to the evil warrior side of the display. If I could change or add anything I would have like to have seen a ‘spell casting’ hand and a sheath for the knife.