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  • Hydron Review

    As one who appreciates New Adventures (never saw the cartoon as a kid but I had many of the toys) I've loved the inclusion of those characters in this line and have eagerly anticipated Hydron. Unfortunately, I think he has some real engineering/ design flaws that bring him down. I reviewed him last night, so let me know what you think.

    Action Figure Review: Hydron from Masters of the Universe Classics by Mattel

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    Cool, thanks for posting!
    "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." ― Noam Chomsky

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    • #3
      Great review! Looking at those pictures, I suspect I will most likely display him without the armor on.


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      "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

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      • #4
        I've seen some really nice manips of people cutting his armor down. I think I'm going to try that with one of mine. He was always a favorite figure of mine back in the day. I don't think the armor is HORRIBLE (the hose placement actually bothers me more, covering up his face) but the cut-down armor looks so much better.

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        • #5
          Certain fans devotion to a property that they love doesn't make them a chicken. There are some that fall for the lies and sub up out of fear, those are the chickens. But me personally, I'm not going to pass on every single figure that has a flaw... If I did, I may as well not have a MOTUC collection because they are ALL flawed one way or another. I really can't blame the fans even in part for Neitlich's atrocities. Like I said before, It all boils down to Neitlich... Everything that is wrong with this line is his fault. The loss of quality is from greed. Every penny Neitlich saves due to cost cutting goes in his pocket.
          Last edited by Anti-Guru; 03-28-2014, 12:33 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Anti-Guru View Post
            Certain fans devotion to a property that they love doesn't make them a chicken. There are some that fall for the lies and sub up out of fear, those are the chickens. But me personally, I'm not going to pass on every single figure that has a flaw... If I did, I may as well not have a MOTUC collection because they are ALL flawed one way or another. I really can't blame the fans even in part for Neitlich's atrocities. Like I said before, It all boils down to Neitlich... Everything that is wrong with this line is his fault. The loss of quality is from greed. Every penny Neitlich saves due to cost cutting goes in his pocket.
            Agreed, he divided and conquered the fans. He co-opted the USA's biggest MOTU fan-sites and turned it into MattyCollector Part A. His ability to lie his ass off coupled with egomania has made him the real "Un-named one".
            “Anything is a dildo, if you're brave enough"
            Thomas Jefferson

            Always looking to trade MOTUC to complete my collection.

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            • #7
              Frankly I'm surprised we even got this deep into the mythos. I too posted a blog entry on the figure, though I have to say your site looks miles better than mine. I have a whole 4 posts.http://mocboxreviews.blogspot.com/20...uc-hydron.html
              I'd really appreciate any feedback you guys can give.

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              • Barbecue17
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                Yous looks great, man. I added your site to my blogspot feed. Good stuff!

              • OnCard
                OnCard commented
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                I should have some more stuff up soon, I've been swamped with school as of late. I like your Podcast.
                Last edited by OnCard; 04-04-2014, 04:48 AM.

            • #8
              I just got my Hydron today. For the most part, I like him, but three things really stick out to me that could have been improved. First is the yellow weapon, which is made of a very soft material and is hard to get into his hand. I harder plastic with a gold paint job would have looked better. Second is the armour being too big. There really is no excuse for that. Third is his web feet... I think it would have been better if he was given regular feet, with rubber swim fins that could be attached to his boots.
              "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

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              • #9
                I got my Hydron yesterday. I like him, and I plan on making a display with him vs Clawful, but the choice for a soft plastic for his weapon is really, really weird. You would think that these toy industry professionals would know this stuff by now. Mind you, maybe they were concerned about 'snapping' issues.

                I started revisiting NA, and I'm still finding it really hard to watch. I usually make it about half way through an episode, and then switch to Defenders of The Earth.
                Back during my org days, I spoke with Here's Olesker quite frequently. He was a really cool guy, and I could see his passion when making this series, and his talent for writing, but there's just something about NA that just doesn't work.

                Still NA does have some charms, and gorgeous animation.
                Last edited by Sky Runner; 04-12-2014, 07:34 AM.

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