Today we take a look at Bandai’s new 6” ThunderCats Classic Mumm-Ra figure which is hitting retail shelves now.
The figure is a nice representation of the classic character and how he appeared in the 80’s television series. The paint apps are fairly decent. It doesn’t have the detailed shading type apps you might expect from a high-end collector figure, but the colors are solid and complete. All the joints and such are painted correctly which was a problem with both Bandai’s 8” and 6” Lion-O figures. I know a lot of reviewers get on Bandai for not going into more detail with their problemaint apps on these figures, but again for something that is available at general retail and costs under $20 in a 6” scale, I think you get a pretty decent looking figure here.
Articulation is also pretty solid on this figure. You have your general ball shoulder, head joints, single-jointed knees, swivel waist and ankle joints. There is no chest articulation with this figure like you find on the Lion-O figure, however I don’t think it makes the figure look bad like the lack of articulation did with Bandai’s 8” Tygra figure which I admit just looked off. The hard rubber skirt on Mumm-Ra does restrict some of his leg movement, and the head can only move up and down in a limited manner without a neck joint.
For accessories, the figure comes with some mummy wrappings that attach to the back of the figure. The wrappings can be posed in multiple positions, and you can attach one or both of them. I personally think the figure looks better with only one attached, at least from the front. Without the wrapping attached, the back-view of the figure does have some eye-catching holes along with a big screw hole in the middle of its back. To put it simply, the figure is much more visually appealing from the front than the back.
The figure also comes with a pair of interchangeable hands. One pair of hands are open, and the other is closed to hold weapons even though the figure doesn’t come with any. If you have the 6” Modern Mumm-Ra figure, the weapons and accessories from that figure also work well with this one.
Finally the red and dark grey wrappings around the figure’s head come off, though the figure doesn’t look very good with out these attached.
As I mentioned above, this figure is 6” opposed to 8” like the first two Classic figures Bandai made. The company made a decision to change scale for their Classic line to 6” which generated some controversy from fans who already bought the 8” figures. Overall, I would say going with the smaller 6” scale was the right decision. Being able to pose these figures with other lines such as the Modern ThunderCats line or Masters of the Universe Classics line from Mattel are a real plus in my opinion.
In the end the figure may not be perfect, but I had fun with it and think kids will to and in the end that is what matters most.
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Fun Factor 9/10
Final Judgment 43/50