Thursday, July 25, 2013
Action Figure Review: Clamp Champ from Masters of the Universe Classics by Mattel (Confirmed: Great)
a list of the 25 figures I wanted to see in Masters of the Universe Classics before the line ended. These were the figures I felt needed to be in the line in order for it to feel pretty complete without too many gaps. Clamp Champ was one of those figures. Not only does he add some nice diversity into the line, but he also was one of the few figures I remember actually selecting from a store and opening as a kid. While the original vintage figure was simply the standard body with Fisto's armor and a new weapon, something about the character made me feel like Clamp Champ could easily have become one of the main crew if the line had continued. Clamp Champ was billed as the "Heroic Master of Capture" and appeared in the minicomic "The Search for Keldor", as well as a few of the Marvel and London comics. I finally have Clamp Champ in hand, as he was the July 2013 monthly Club Eternia subscription figure and just arrived last week. Does he live up to my expectations? Read on and find out....
I love seeing my MOTUC collection grow every month. Of course, that also means our stockpile of reviews grows. Here are the MOTUC figures I've reviewed so far: I love MOTU and have been keeping up with my reviews of them. I've looked at: Icer, Octavia, Spirit of Hordak, Fang Man, Karatti, King He-Man, Procrustus, Ram-Man, Snake Face, and the The Fighting Foe Men. Since Mattel did not sell this figure to anyone except subscribers, you're going to have to hit the secondary market for him. Big Bad Toy Store is currently sold out of him as of this writing, so you might want to try the trading forums on He-Man.org if you're a member there (and if not, why not join today?).