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Masters of the Universe Masterverse Revelation Battle Cat review

I went back and forth with getting into the Masters of the Universe Masterverse Revelation line for months, but one figure kept dragging me back. It wasn’t He-Man or Skeletor. Or even Evil-Lyn. Nope, it was Battle Cat — the figure that looked so cool I finally caved.

Revelation didn’t end as strongly as I would have liked, but it has provided Mattel with an excuse to crank out some new highly articulated versions based on the Netflix series.

Let’s see what this Masterverse Revelation Evil-Lynn can conjure up.

Packaging:  I like the blue packaging as it stands out on the shelves and is a different color scheme for MOTU. Given the size of the figure the package is a major shelf hog and is hard to miss on the stands. I really appreciate Mattel mixing up the portraits for the side and rear portions of the package.

Masterverse is quickly developing a reputation for excellent bios. It’s something a lot of companies take for granted, but a good bio adds a lot to the presentation. Battle Cat’s is also very good and helps explain his role in the series.

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Likeness: Mattel did outstanding work sculpting fur throughout Battle Cat. This isn’t a situation where Mattel strategically added some fur tufts at various places on the figure — it’s all over.

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You can ditch all of the armor and harness if you’d want a giant Cringer for some reason.

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The head sculpt is a bit more passive and calm befitting Cringer more, but the size is all wrong for the more cowardly Cringer.

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I’d like a more aggressive head sculpt beyond opening the articulated jaw further.

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His armor further adds to that impressive frame. It’s not comically oversized and fits well onto the figure.

Paint: No complaints with Battle Cat’s paintjob. Mattel did a great job of matching the green and orange yellow for his fur. There is some shading on the harness with a base red as well as a lighter and dark red.

Every so often there were some stray black marks along the figure.

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Scale: With the newer 7-inch scale, Battle Cat needed to be even bigger to be an appropriate steed-like companion for He-Man. He is massive and definitely is an imposing figure compared to the other Masterverse figures.

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Articulation: Revelation figures typically feature 30 points of articulation and this is the most poseable Battle Cat we’ve ever gotten from Mattel.

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You can get some imposing and dynamic poses out of him.

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I did wish I could position him to stand on his hind legs for an attack pose.

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Masterverse Battle Cat has:

  • neck
  • ball-jointed shoulders
  • bicep
  • elbow (double-jointed)
  • wrist
  • wrist hinge
  • torso
  • waist
  • hip
  • thigh
  • knee
  • ankle

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Accessories:  I guess you could count the removable mask and harness, but he doesn’t have any accessories.

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Worth it?  Battle Cat was $40, but I got him during a major sale along with some other coupons to knock him down to $20.

Given the scale and detail work here, the normal price isn’t absurd, but it would have been nice to get some extras like an additional head sculpt for a better value.

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Rating: 9.5 out of 10

I really liked Battle Cat despite the lack of an aggressive head sculpt. This is a nice signature piece for the Masterverse line and well worth adding to your Revelations collection.

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Where to get it?  I grabbed Battle Cat at Target, but he’s also available at Walmart. Failing that, you can easily pick him up on Amazon and Target.com and Entertainment Earth.

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