In Masters of the Universe Classics fandom this version of Evil Seed has been requested for an extraordinarily long time. So long, in fact, that it has been years since I was made aware of why it was important and re-watched the episodes and enough time has passed that I can barely remember anything about him other than his dying words. He also looks like he fell out of an RPG campaign from 1984, which is appropriate as some of the original He-Man cartoon ideas were sourced from those kinds of places. He's more or less on par with what you've come to expect from this kind of figure in this line, he looks great, and your enjoyment of him is probably about 83% based on nostalgia.
The Four Horsemen did a spectacular job of recreating the character - a mass of plants in a robe - as an adult collectible action figure. His robes limit his leg articulation, but you can move around two masses of tendrils to ensure he remains upright on your desk to menace He-Man. The alternative foot and leg design is nothing to sneeze at, as I rarely see anyone trying anything like it. The robes block the view, but if you look up his garment you can see how they put him together. The vines worked nicely. Oddly his hands are hands, but that's consistent with the design on the show.
Onion head here has 13 points of articulation, most of which are in the arms. Everything bends and swivels save for the wrists, which merely swivel. His creepy head looks just like the cartoon with sharp teeth and a snout that's not quite a nose, all under a "hat" of plant material covering his yellow eyes. His menacing scowl looks just like I remembered it being on the cartoon, and I checked the animation to compare. The Four Horsemen nailed it, and the robes seem very, very close - they look a little pointier on the cartoon but I'm just picking nits here. This is Evil Seed, pure and simple, and the fact that he exists is amazing. That he's colored right and looks like the cartoon version of old is nothing short of a miracle.
The figure had the power to do things with plants, and his accessories do a good job of replicating this ability. One set of vines may be gripped in his right hand and fits right in to his sleeve. Appropriately, it fits like a glove and his joints are strong enough to hold them up menacingly. It's rare that you'll see an action figure accessory that fits quite so perfectly, and the mass of writhing plant life looks lke it could cause some serious problems.
For example, they could tie up He-Man. The second accessory is a set of "ropes" in vine form - you can slide these over a figure and have him tied up by Evil Seed's magic. If you place the shooting vines next to it, the appearance of the vines wrapping up He-Man and launching confused feelings in its young audience can be achieved. It just plain works - this sort of engineering is scarce outside Playmobil or LEGO, but He-Man's form fit has been quite good over the years. Nearly every head can be swapped between figures and hands are generally designed to share accessories, this being a notable exception. Evil Seed's pale green manhandlers were not designed with swords in mind.
So. You got one! Or at least, you can get one. The figure is a departure from the line's non-Filmation figures, and is closest to Shadow Weaver [FOTD #360] in terms of how it'll live on your shelf. It looks good - the design is true to the cartoon and you will simply never, ever see a better version of the character as a toy as long as you're likely to live. This is it - the best possible version of a cartoon character from over three decades ago, and it's about as perfect as you would expect. Good clean paint and decent accessories make it a worthwhile purchase for die-hards, while those who appreciate good toys based on animation designs should enjoy it on that level. If you got it, congratulations - treasure it. If you didn't care about it before it came to be, that's OK too - you can go about your month and unless you've got a thing for plant-based action figure villains, you're not missing much.
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