First Horde lady: Catra. This one is a cool mix in terms of accessories, but the look is all from the She-Ra cartoon back in the day. The vintage toy was WAY different. Wish I had some pics to show; but this figure came with the vintage silver cat mask, and the red mask she had on the toon. The silver cat mask doesn't match as well here, but I'm still glad we got it. Next, she came with a sword from her Shower Power variant. I'm gona stay away from "shower power" jokes and just move right along to the fact that the poor sword had to be made of a rubbery plastic, which was then friggin' shoved into the package with a rubber band around it so the blade became warped and the crystals fell out.
It was easily fixed, as I just used hot water to reshape the sword and glued the crystals back in, but still: I just don't get why toy companies keep wanting to ruin their toys right in the package. They pull this crap with the sword, but Hasbro does it all the friggin' time with Joes and sometimes Star Wars figures, where they use those clear rubber bands to band the figure's weapons to their hands. Cool...the figure is holding it's weapon in the package...now can it hold the weapons OUT of the package? No, not now that the rubber band has warped the hand into an open position. WHY. Stop doing that, people. Come on. Don't ruin your own product.
Moving on: The other accessory was a comb/whip! Just like She-Ra coming with a comb/axe, Catra's comb was turned into a whip. I do wish they had done it a bit differently, but I think it worked out in a similar way to She-Ra's, in that Catra could use the comb part to catch and break blades at close range. Kinda neat! I know I'll make a full Catra post sometime later and cover all this.
But you can barely friggin' see her. This'll be another good one to go back and cover, and I most certainly will, because I love the figure.
This guy is awesome! And I also took no pics. He's from the 200X cartoon and is Evil-Lyn's failure of a father. I mean this guy fails at everything. All the things he is supposed to do: fails. For one, he did some big failure in the past, so he was punished by the removal of his face and his confinement to a temple. Next, he is given the Ram Stone to protect, and he fails. Finally, he was supposed to protect the Havoc Staff and - wait, isn't that Skeletor's staff? Yeah, FAIL. His daughter left him in a rage to join Keldor as well, and then continued to stay when he became Skeletor and...
...ya know what? No sense in twisting the knife any deeper. Lets just say that the figure is bad ass and if he had existed in the vintage line then I most certainly would have turned him into a crazy awesome sorcerer. He's too awesome looking for all the failure surrounding him.
Did I mention I have no pics? Sorry! Wait 'till later.