Friday, July 25, 2014

Action Figure Friday- MOTU Classics Flogg!

It has been a while since I have posted an action figure review. I felt that it was time to start sharing again. I have acquired many toys from the last time I have posted an Action Figure Friday, so I decided to choose a recent purchase. Today, I bring you Flogg from the Masters of the Universe Classics toyline by Mattel. Lets dive right in to talking about this New Adventures of He-Man (HE-MAN) adaptation. Flogg or Brakk is the commanding officer of the evil space mutants. I have been waiting for this guy to come to the MOTU Classics run for a while now. I am waiting to get my Space Mutants off the shelf to put all of these bad guys together. Other than one bad thing in my opinion, he is a solid action figure all around. He has the full range of standard MOTU Classics movement. He has: ball jointed neck, waste crunch and turn, ball hinged shoulders and thighs, rocker ankles, swivel shin, hinged knee and wrists, and a swivel bicep. Instead of having the standard hinged elbow, Flogg here reuses the arms of the Horde Troopers and has a nice ball hinged elbow. Now I personally think that this is a bit much for this toy, but what do I know?! Flogg has some incredible sculpt work. It is truly fantastic. When I compared this new edition to the vintage toy, I was happy to see the basics of the vintage toy, but with a lot more updating. 

Now, the vintage Flogg had a removable cowl and helmet. I would have been fine with not having the removable cowl on this Classics toy seeing that is a part of his chest armor, but I would have liked to have had the helmet removable just like the original. I thought that was probably a cheap move from Mattel. Flogg sports the all-time most reused boots from the Classics toy line. This time, we get Horde Prime's feet with them. There has been a lot of dislike for these legs seeing that they are reused quite a bit. To be honest, they don't bother me much on this character. the boots suit him. Now one thing that I was very happy to see was the soft good rope for the laser whip weapon, very much like the vintage toy. In this case, our Classics Flogg doesn't need a weapon that will work well with an action feature, seeing that the Classics toys are void of action features. Flogg also came with the Filmation style Sword of Power. I'm indifferent about this accessory. I don't really need the sword, so I have it on the  wall of Grayskull. 

Now the armor is a bit bulky. The bulkiness makes it difficult for Flogg to put his arms down close to his body. Having this happening with so many of the Classics characters in these last two years, the bulky body is something I can definitely overlook. All in all, this version of Flogg is a great action figure. If you are a New Adventures fan, this toy is an absolute must! Flogg went on sale at on the 15th of July. You can find him on here: Masters of the Universe Classics FLOGG Space Mutants Action Figure.

Recently, I was being filmed for a convention documentary called, Unconventional. You can see it here. While you are at it, you should check out Johnathan Paul's other video work here. 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have opened a shop to sell my toys. Here's the link:

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other show is The pilot episode, where Jeff and Cory break down the Pilot Episode in TV series. The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

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