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    Masters of the Universe Origins wave 9 comparisons.

    Haven't done one of these in a while. This series has been very challenging to hunt down.

    First off, Grizzlor. They're so Fluffy!

    Vintage vs Origins

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    I adore Grizzlor. The soft fluffy teddy bear fur and cute face on what is supposed to be a scary evil beast. I've always loved this figure. I'm glad they kept the fur. It's just not Grizzlor without the fur. It's like Panthor with no flocking, it's just not the same.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Leech

    Vintage vs Origins.

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    Origins figure came with an extra head and set of hands. Does not have the pump action to suck the air out of his mouth. Still works great.
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    Mantenna

    Vintage vs Origins.

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    The Origins figure has the improvement of four separate articulated legs. The bug out eye action feature works differently. The vintage figure has a lever your move up to pop out the eyes and the new one has a lever you have to hold down to make them pop out. The new one is also quite a bit taller. I prefer the brighter blue color of the vintage figure.
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    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Snout Spout

    Vintage vs Origins.

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    The Origins figure has an additional non water squirting head and backpack. The water squirting action is different. The vintage figure you pulled out a plastic cork on his back and filled his chest with water. The water squirting was then activated by pushing a button on his back. It basically works like a squirt gun. The new one has a removable rubber back which attaches to the head with a hose. You fill the backpack by dipping his snout in water and squeezing his backpack. Once filled you squeeze the backpack again to squirt the water out his snout.
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    Kol Darr

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    Kol Darr was in one episode of the Filmation He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon. There isn't a vintage figure of him. Not really sure what wave he officially belongs to.
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    Some thoughts:

    *Grizzlor--I like the new light brown version but always wanted molded fur. I was hoping he had a Beastman torso underneath, but no.

    *Leech & Snout Spout--Great alternate parts. I like Snout Spout's Filmation head, which is atypical of me.

    *Mantenna--Just awesome.

    *Kol-dar--I think Mattel dropped the ball with the colors of his armor & weapons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post

    *Kol-dar--I think Mattel dropped the ball with the colors of his armor & weapons.
    I think, overall, Kol Darr is a bit of a head scratcher. I mean, there's cooler one shot characters from the cartoons. If they wanted to do cartoon characters that never had a figure before, I think the Red Knight from She-Ra is a cooler character and more interesting design. I guess it all has to do with the very little new tooling needed for the character.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Wun-Dar the buy 3 get one free brown haired mail in offer He-Man.

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    The original mail in figure did not come with the black Zodac vest. That's from the 1983 Weapons Pak. It seems like the figure only came with a couple random burgundy-colored weapons that were included as a bonus with a limited number of Man-E-Faces figures. The weapons are re-colors of a few of the weapons that was included with the weapons rack that came with Castle Grayskull. He did not come with a Zodac gun and the new weapons are kind of a chocolatey color.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Sad to say I don't know if I'll see these figures on pegs in my area. I enjoy buying MOTU Origins as a fun impulse buy, but all my stores have are endless supplies of Fistos, LOP Mer-Man and Filmation colors Evil-Lyn.

    Thanks for the comparisons as always. Suprised by the dark blue paint on Mantenna and the lack of orange on his chest. Origins usually gives us more paint apps than the classics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth 2 Chris View Post
    Suprised by the dark blue paint on Mantenna and the lack of orange on his chest. Origins usually gives us more paint apps than the classics.
    The orange is still there. The darker orange paint they used just doesn't show up as well on the red plastic. Mantenna is unusual for Origins. They are usually much brighter than their vintage counterparts and Mantenna is the opposite.
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    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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