Adding Sun-Man to my Masters of the Universe Revelation was one of my figure highlights of 2022. I had no knowledge of Sun-Man from back in the day, but I’ve really become fascinated with the creation and history of Yla Eason‘s original creation and how it’s become part of the MOTU cannon now.
Sun-Man’s Masterverse figure was one of my most anticipated figures from last year so I’m really looking forward to breaking him down to see if he’s going to shine in my display.
Packaging: Sun-Man doesn’t feature the traditional Masters of the Universe logo, instead the front showcases the Rulers of the Sun logo in a nice touch.
The Masterverse Revelation line really stands out on the shelves thanks to the wide window showcasing the figure and accessories along with the unique blue color scheme.
I love the beautiful artwork showcasing Sun-Man on the side panel and rear. The bio is tremendous explaining Prince Sunni’s backstory and powers.
Likeness: Mattelhad to do a lot more unique sculpting and crafting new parts forSun-Man than the standard MOTU figure, but that additional work paid off.
Sun-Man’s original figure had a standard fade while the second version had a high-top fade. To mix it up from the Origins Sun-Man figure, Mattel went with the high-top version for the Masterverse figure.
Either style would have been fine, but I like this choice to help him stand out.
The head sculpt itself is solid with a focused heroic expression.
His armor is very intricate with the sunburst logo prominent in the center along with a terrific inlay connecting to the shoulder pauldrons.
His gauntlets and boots have a good amount of detail with ornate designs.
Sun-Man’s skirt piece is an update over the original figure’s trunks style. This looks cooler and has more of a royal flair to it.
In the original design, Sun-Man’s wings flared around his neck somewhat similar to a cape.
Now they’re detachable wings that plug into his back. The level of detail on the wing feathers is impressive.
Paint: Sun-Man has an excellent color scheme. The reds are striking, and the golds are sharp. While there’s no metallic elements to the gold, the contrast with the red makes it stand out.
My figure had a very clean paint job with the small exception of a little overspray on the hairline and a tiny bit of black coming over onto the skirt piece.
Scale: The Revelation line is a 7″ scale. Sun-Man stands right around the same height as He-Man.
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Articulation:Sun-Man sports 30 points of articulation. He’s really fun to pose both in grounded positions and in flight.
Again, this line would benefit greatly with the addition of butterfly shoulders to allow for further range in swinging weapons.
While the Revelation line has a better than average number of articulation points, the range isn’t as fluid as Marvel Legends figures and is restricted in some areas like the double-jointed elbow.
His chest armor seems like it would restrict some of his torso movement, but he moved just as smoothly as any other Masterverse figure and arguably a little better in some joints.
Masterverse Sun-Man has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbow (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knee (double-jointed)
Accessories: Sun-Man has a good number of accessories. He’s got swappable hands — a right hand fist and shield holding left hand.
His sun shield looks great from the larger crest to the detail in the inner circle. I love the bright colors.
Sun-Man’s Sword of Light also has strong detailing with the six points with intricate tech elements within them.
His angelic wings are removable so you can count them as accessories too. They’re translucent so they catch the light very well. I love the detail of the wings with the feathers.
Worth it? I got Sun-Man for $14 a great deal for a seven-inch scale figure with a strong number of accessories.
Rating: 10 out of 10
I came away very impressed with Sun-Man, one of my favorite additions to the line. It feels like I’m saying that a lot now, but he certainly shines bright even among some heavy hitters in the Masterverse line.