Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Masters of the Universe Classics - ANGELLA REVIEW !!!

Angella should be referred to as Queen Angella , because this is what she is known as in all of the Masters of the Universe media from the 1980s . From the comics to the cartoons , she is called Queen Angella and not just Angella . I assume maybe there was not enough room on the packaging to spell out both her title and her name . Therefore the name Angella is displayed and not queen . If you have a Club Eternia 2015 subscription , then you know that this is the April 2015 figure . She also comes with the promised Castle Grayskull map / blueprint that was supposed to come with the March 2015 figure Oo-larr, but instead it was delayed with him and came with Angella instead . If you do not have a subscription , then you may have to purchase the map separately however I'm not sure . Another thing to take note of, quite a few people on have received an Angella with bad crooked crossed eyes . If you receive a figure like this, you can do what many of them said they did. They mailed the figure unopened back to the company hoping to get a replacement . Hopefully no one else will have to go through this trouble . Now on to the mother of Glimmer .

Luckily my copy of Angella does not have the bad eyes . She came out nice. This is a beautiful figure . And as always with the Princess of Power MOTU Classics , Angella is molded into her Filmation look and not the old vintage toy look , at least face and costume wise she is . However the pink halo you see over her head is based off of the old toy , and not the cartoon . Speaking of the cartoon, below is a comparison shot of the cartoon Angella compared to this MOTUC figure .
Perfect . The figure looks as if she jumped right out of the cartoon . Now for a look at the back of the packaging at her bio .
Unfortunately there are some mistakes in the bio that need correcting . The word " Eternia " should be replaced by " Etheria " in two sentences . In the first sentence of the bio Eternia needs to be replaced by Etheria . And where the word Eternia is used once more in this bio it should have been Etheria instead . Eternia is mentioned twice in this bio and in both instances it should be replaced by Etheria . Now for a look at the one accessory and the one extra goodie Angella came packaged with .

As you can see she comes with a cool looking short bladed sword , and the map/ blueprint of Castle Grayskull that was promised to us has finally arrived . The map is very fun to read and has some Castle Grayskull references from all sorts of MOTU media, such as the cartoons and the comics . Parts of the Castle Grayskull toy are explained also . Another notable mention about Angella, the skirt piece issue with the earlier female figures has been corrected, as seen in a comparison with an earlier female figure , Battleground Evil-Lyn .

As you can see the new MOTUC designer has corrected the female trunks issue. They no longer look like a small mini skirt as with earlier female figures. The halo can be removed and placed back on . Just in case you want her to look 100% like the cartoon . You can also pose Angella's wings several different ways, as seen below .

As you can see Angella's wings can be displayed inward , outward , and behind her . I suggest inward is good when she is on the ground, and outward wings are great for flying poses. I also measured her wings in the outward pose , to give you an idea of how long they are . So here;s a look at Angella's wingspan ( both literally and figuratively ) no pun intended, with a foot long / twelve inch ruler .
As you can see her wings are almost as long as the twelve inch ruler itself .
                                                FINAL   THOUGHTS 
( 1 ) ARTICULATION - Angella has the same nice all around articulation that comes with nearly every MOTU Classic figure .

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY - She stands great despite the heels. Plus you can use her wings to balance her stance even more .

( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? The posing ability of the wings, the halo , the sword , the 100% likeness to her Filmation look , and having the Queen Of Bright Moon , another authority figure , to the collection .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure .

( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? Nothing for this one however the defective ones with the bad eyes are the ones that need that problem corrected .

( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - On a scale of one to ten Angella gets a Perfect 10 . I find no flaws .

( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS - Angella is not only a great action figure but a great character as well. She is the Queen of  Bright Moon , leader of the Great Rebellion and mother to Glimmer . She has all those nice traits as a character and the wings along with the overall design makes a nice figure. It feels good to finally have her in the collection as the Great Rebellion is now almost complete .

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