Sunday, December 6, 2020

Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Evil-Lyn

The only female member of the Evil Warriors, Evil-Lyn is a witch who aids Skeletor as his second-in-command with her powers of evil magic. While more intelligent than Skeletor's other minions, she is not quite as powerful as Skeletor. Evil-Lyn can be quite treacherous and if given half a chance, she would seize power for herself. She readily admits to being on no side other then her own, occasionally working independently towards her own ends. Evil-Lyn has many magical powers at her disposal and carries a magical wand topped by a mystical blue crystal orb.

Evil-Lyn was originally introduced into the Masters of the Universe collection in 1983 in order to add a female character to the Evil Warriors. Billed as the 'Evil Warrior-Goddess,' Evil-Lyn's action figure is identical to Teela's except in color scheme, head mold, and accessories.

Although initially envisioned as an evil counterpart to Teela, she is actually more like an evil counterpart of the Sorceress. Evil-Lyn has little in the way of warrior skills, however she more than compensates for this with her expertise in magic and witchcraft.

Created in 1982, Evil-Lyn was designed by Mattel artist Colin Bailey, who also designed Trap Jaw and Buzz-Off. While the original working name for Evil-Lyn was "Sultra", a trademark was never filed on Sultra by Mattel, however they did file one for Evil-Lyn on Jan 21, 1983. It is also noteworthy that Evil-Lyn's face was modeled after actrress Sophia Loren!

Evil-Lyn had very few appearances in the mini-comics, however she was prominantly featured in the Filmation animated cartoon. The series guide describes Evil-Lyn as a sinister ally of Skeletor's who is both beautiful and sultry. In spite of being both graceful and athletic, she had rather employ deceit and trickery than fight fair. Evil-Lyn possesses a magic crystal ball wand with the ability to project images of the future. It can also glow with a brief, brilliant flash, which can temporarily blind an enemy, allowing her the chance to escape.

Masters of the Universe

  • MOTU is back for a whole new generation of fans!

  • Collection of 5.5-in action figures includes He-Man, Skeletor, Beast Man, Teela and lots more fan favorites for storytelling fun.

  • Figures are highly posable with 16 working joints.

  • Longtime fans will appreciate the retro-style packaging and the mini comic book that comes with each figure!

  • A great gift for adult collectors and kids age 6 and older.
Today we wrap up our reviews of the initial release of Masters of Universe Origins figures with Evil-Lyn. All these figures were purchased on recent trip to Wal-Mart. After seeing them displayed a wave of nostalgia hit me pretty hard and I just couldn't resist getting them all! Of course I had Evil-Lyn back in the day and as you will soon see I still have her to this day.

Although Evil-Lyn wasn't one of the eight Masters of the Universe figures Mattel originally released in 1982, her popularity among fans could be the reason for her inclusion in this first wave of MOTU Origins figures.

Evil-Lyn comes on a retro designed blister card resembling the original red lava burst packaging of the original ’80s line.

The Masters of the Universe logo is at the top with Evil-Lyn named below. The action figure itself is displayed at the bottom in the blister.

On the back of the card, at the top we find some artwork featuring Evil-Lyn and below that we see some pictures showing off the action features of the figure along with the cross sell artwork which shows off all of the other figures in the line.

Evil-Lyn has the same body as the Teela figure with a different head sculpt. The head sculpt is definately an improvement from the original figure, with finer detail and an evil sneer upon her face. The skin tone is also a much lighter yellow as well.

The head is ball jointed, allowing a decent range range of motion. The elbows and knees get about 90 degrees of bend in each. There are also ball joints at the hips along with a swivel waist, but no torso articulation. She does have calf swivels and the ankles are probably the most welcome change, allowing a decent balance regardless of the pose. She also has those funky flaps hiding the knee joint; I guess we are going to have to get used to them.

Here is a comparison of the vintage figure to the origins figure:

The only accessory included with the figure is her blue crystal ball wand, which is nearly the same as the one included with the vintage accessory. The figure also comes packaged with the same mini-comic as the other figures in the first wave.

Now lets take a closer look at the Masters of the Universe Origins Evil-Lyn...

Lets hear from you! What do you think of the new Masters of the Universe Origins line? Have you been collecting them? What about Evil-Lyn? Did you have a vintage Evil-Lyn figure back in the day? Please take a moment to comment below!

Don't miss another adventure, take a moment to follow and subscribe today!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts on this adventure.

Facebook Comments