Masters Of The Universe Classics Shokoti Review
Here we are at the second figure in the Filmation Sub, and it happens to be another character I know next to nothing about. Like Icer though she is a pretty sweet looking figure to have so knowing nothing about her really doesn’t detract from my enjoyment of the figure. Let’s take a look at Shokoti.
According to the bio: Possessing incredible powers fueled by darkness, Shokoti was the most dangerous sorceress on the Dark Hemisphere of Eternia. Fearing her plan to cover the entire planet in darkness, Shokoti’s fellow blue-skinned Gars lured the nefarious witch into the sunlight and buried her with her beast companion in the House of Darkness. Many years later, the shape shifting wizard Masque raised the temple from the Sands of Time and opened the door to darkness once more until He-Man heroically defeated Shokoti and the Sleeping Beast forever. Shokoti uses the darkness and magic to cast illusions and project energy blasts from her hands.
So Shokoti is a great looking evil character, and on top of that is (I believe) the first Female Gar character to be released in MOTUC. I’m not quite sure why Mattel likes to lean on the Gar crutch so much, but when are we going to see a good Gar character? I think my favorite part of this figure is her all black eyes that just give off that evil look. Shokoti has a pretty basic look (like a lot of the Filmation figures), but there is some neat little details (like the skull belt buckle) that add to her visually. One of the most interesting parts of the figure is that she is sporting the rocker ankles, and these as always do open her posing quite a bit. It’s about time the evil warriors got added another female to their ranks though. I don’t really have much to say about Shokoti…she is cool and looks great, but without much attachment to her I can’t help but with some of my favorite Filmation characters had made the cut instead.
QC on my figure is solid with no real issues to speak of. There is a bit of fuzzy paint on some of the lines, but if you are not inspecting the figure for review you would hardly notice them.
Shokoti comes with one accessory, but it is a pretty good one. The darkling minion is well sculpted with lots of little details (and 3 mouths!), but it just kind of sits there. You can perch him atop a Doom Seeker stand or the one that comes with Orko, but it’s not really the best fit. Mattel kind of dropped the ball on this one as a stand could have been designed for the little guy, and giving her a weapon or some other Filmation accessory wouldn’t have been a bad thing by any means. As you can see I have outfitted her with the purple Evil-Lyn Staff from the weapons pack.
Articulation on Shokoti is (except for the Rocker ankles) the same as most of the other MOTUC females…IE basically the same as the males minus the ab crunch. Mattel used that female 2.0 body on Queen Marlena, but it seems they have yet to use it again since then.
Overall Shokoti is a great looking figure that will add some diversity to the Evil Warriors shelf, but if you are not a fan of her Filmation appearance there really is nothing that makes her a must have.