May was a pretty big month for MOTUC, along with Slush Head and the Mighty Spector we finally got a nice update of one of the vintage figures that I always really enjoyed. Stinkor comes with a good complement of accessories to make him look vintage or more 2000’s MOTU. Lets take a look at Stinkor.
According to the bio: Originally a Pelezean thief named Odiphus, Stinkor was banished from his village after helping a great warlord named Prahvus destroy their defensive weapons. Wandering throughout Eternia, curiosity led him to Tri- Klops’ lab deep within Snake Mountain. There he caused an accident that infused his body with a horrid stench so powerful it drives away even Skeletor’s Evil Warriors. After demonstrating how his stench power could be used as a weapon of warfare, Odiphus was recruited back to Snake Mountain and armed with a Power Vest Gas Mask created by Tri-Klops to funnel his stench directly at foes. Armed for combat and calling himself “Stinkor,” Odiphus has the ability to stink and destroy with his odor of evil.
It has been a good year for fans of the vintage MOTU line, not only did we get the amazing Fisto and the Sorceress, but this Stinkor is a really great figure any way you cut it. Usually I rock my multi head figures with the vintage heads, But the modern style head on this guy just looks so great I think I will be using that instead. Both of the heads look great however and the vintage style Mer-Man head manages to look different enough because of the paint apps, it just goes to show in a line so heavy on parts re use that a new coat of paint can really change the whole show up. Stinkor also comes with a complement of stuff to make him look more like the version from the MYP 2000’s MOTU cartoon, such as the gas mask and back tank and different attachments for his chest piece. Every part of this figure has the usual Four Horsemen amount of incredible sculpting. The Mattycollector site says that he smells just like the vintage figure does and whoo boy they were not kidding, at first the patchouli smell was barely noticeable but as the night went on all I could smell was that stink, so just be warned he does smell. Mattel also added a small fur “collar” to help give the illusion of him being a animal man that really helps sell the whole thing.
Paint on my Stinkor is pretty good, but there is a small bit of slop on that handle looking thing on his armor which I didn’t even notice until I was editing the pictures so it cant be that big of a deal. One thing that does bug me is his legs, I know they were all black on the vintage figure, but I feel that he could have used some white stripes on his legs as well. The pain on both of the different heads is really good and the rest of the paint on the figure is solid.
Stinkor comes with a bunch of accessories, you get his stink gun, the vintage style head, the modern head, a gas mask, the gas tank back pack, a shield, and two different options for his chest plate, either the vintage dot or the more modern handle. Mattel is sometimes a little lax on the accessories department but this certainly isn’t one of those times.
Articulation on Stinkor is pretty much par for the course, he’s got the swivel/hinge shoulders and hips, hinges at the knees, ankles and elbows, the ab crunch, a ball jointed head with decent movement, and swivels at the wrists and waist.
Overall Stinkor is a great update of the vintage figure that is able to become a more modern version of the character. He comes with some great accessories and the sculpt is great. The only real problem with the figure is the gross smell of him, which will hopefully go away soon.