I know Skeletor had a lot of lackeys, but the sci-fi He-Man cartoon wasn't my favorite source of family entertainment. Still, Flogg makes for a fine figure regardless of if you know who or what he is. The aliens and monsters tend to always look fantastic, and the Horsemen tend to sculpt figures that look convincingly modern and retro all at once. If someone told you this was a figure from the late 1980s you'd probably believe them at first, despite it being nicely articulated with an exceptional amount of paint detailing. It feels like it belongs in a previous decade, though, so that means they did a good job.
For New Adventures of He-Man fans, it's a good figure and for fans of good action figures the evil space Man-At-Arms here is very nice. The bulk of the armor blocks a bit of the arm movement, but other than that it's as good as or better than other Space Mutants from over the last couple of years. Sometimes in toy collecting good things come to those who wait - later wave figures learn from early mistakes - and this one really turned out well. I know I don't need him, I know I don't have a special place on a shelf for him just yet, but the execution is just so dang good it's irritating. How dare Mattel and the Four Horsemen make great figures of characters I don't love?
The 7-inch figure has roughly 23 points of articulation with additional movement in the arms - holdovers from the Horde Troopers. The mostly red body has silver bits and pieces with a lot of nifty spot detailing. Wires and rivets are colored here and there, with really great detailing on his shoulder armor. There are even little tanks on the back that the Horsemen took teh time to paint, and various pouches on the back of his belt. They have a faux leather finish and aren't even visible from the front - this sort of thing is nothing if not impressive.
The face detailing is a little weird, with one of the snakey eyes seeming a little off-center. This might be intentional, as the purple bug-eyed space man has a big open red mouth with white fangs that give him far more personality than another toy thug deserves. His helmet is sculpted nicely to his head, and a nifty flogger - which feels a lot like a fishing rod - fits right on to his hand. Like the figure, it's slathered in silver paint with some grey and black bits giving it the look of a nicely customized fan accessory rather than an unpainted hunk of crap plastic. A small string connects to a "metal" piece on the end of the rope, which should allow him to bring the pain nicely.
Rounding out the set, hidden behind the figure is a Sword of Power redesign based loosely on the Filmation model of the sword. It's a little bit thinner than the normal version packaged with most He-Man figures, but it still feels more like a "classics" sword than a "cartoon" sword. If you swap them out, it's not going to look incredibly different on a diorama but that doesn't mean it's unwelcome or not useful. You can put it in your He-Man's hand while putting that original He-Man sword in the slot of your Castle Grayskull, for example. Any bonus accessory is welcome, but at this point I have so many extra He-Man swords I can't say that it's feeling too useful. I certainly am not hurting for weapons.
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