This month sees the release of the first figure of the Collector’s Choice subscription, Lord Masque. Masque’s delivery was delayed a bit by production issues, and I received my figure on Thursday. Let’s take a look at Masque!
There is no bio. I’m assuming that the bios are done for this line, but I suppose we’ll know for sure when the next figure ships without one. I liked the bios. At the very least they served as a kickstart for me to think about the nature of the character.
I’d imagine that Masque’s bio would be very much about the one episode of the Filmation series where he appeared: “House of Shokoti Part I.” In this episode, Masque takes several steps to dissuade Eternians from disturbing the tomb of his demonic mistress, Shokoti.
The figure comes with a sword and a shield.
When I think about Masque, I don’t really think of a guy who wields a sword and shield, I think of spell casting, so some spell casting hands or effects would have been preferred — something like that rather than the sword and shield we got. The accessories we have have sort of made me re-think what Masque could be.
The sculpt is good, but Mattel’s penchant for dulling the sharp parts of figures really hurts the look of the horns on Masque’s mask.
The mask and hood look like they might be separate pieces, but if they are, they are glued tightly together. I would have liked the mask to be removable to mimic the scene in the episode where Orko beats Masque.
The articulation is standard for MOTUC, and the head has slightly limited neck movement since it’s a fairly wide hood.
Paint is a little off to my eye as I feel that the brown of the main body should be a little darker and warmer, and the blue of the gloves should be a little darker as well.
I was a little sad when we originally had to choose between Huntara and Masque for a slot in the Club Eternia subscription, so I’m glad to see him in this sub now. I do find him a bit underwhelming between the off accessories and colors. Still, a disappointing MOTUC figure is better than most figures on the market, so it’s not all bad.