My GI Joe collecting has reached near obsessive levels recently and because of that I have been reviewing a LOT of Joe stuff, so to break things up a little bit I figure its time for another “Throwback” MOTUC review. Today’s review is one of the best figures in the whole Classics line Trap Jaw. This figure is a perfect example of MOTUC done right so lets take a look at Trap Jaw.
According to the Bio: An insane criminal from the dimension of Infinita, Kronis was one of several evil warriors freed from an intergalactic prison by Keldor to bolster his ranks during the start of the Great Unrest. After serving Keldor for years, Kronis grew ambitious and raised an army of his own to challenge his master. Now a powerful Overlord of Evil, Skeletor® defeated Kronis breaking his jaw and arm, and leaving him for dead. Found and rebuilt by Tri-Klops, Kronis was transformed by him into Trap Jaw, a man armed with combat weapons and an “iron jaw!”
There is a few hooks that will almost instantly make me fall in love with a toy, things like figures, that come with pets, glow in the dark, or have arms with interchangeable attachments, among others. Naturally I loved Trap Jaw quite a bit when I was a child, and that continues with the MOTUC version of the character.
Trap Jaw looks phenomenal with lots of great details all over him. One of my favorite parts of the figure is the gore where his jaw used to be, its great touch, and a perfect example of why the Four Horsemen are some of the best sculptors in business today. I also really like that Mattel included the parts to turn him into Kronis if you so desire, I don’t but I’m sure there is people out there who really like this feature. His belt is supposed to be removable, but when I tried to get it off it seemed like I would break it so I just left it on. Trap Jaws weapon attachments clip on and off of his robotic arm very easily, and if you have some Spy Monkey Armory sets they even have a special nub to make new attachments for Trap Jaw or make him Glyos compatible. As an update of a vintage figure I always loved Trap Jaw is spot on.
Paint on my Trap Jaw is good, he is mostly clean with all the small details on his armor looking great. The only area that has a QC issue is the green of his jaw face gets a little sloppy where it meets his helmet.
Trap Jaw comes with a few accessories, you get his Kronis head and arm, his belt, his hinged Jaw head, the robotic arm, a gun attachment, a hook attachment, and a hinged claw attachment. His belt has hooks to stow the two attachments that are not currently on his hand, my Trap Jaw has been rocking his gun since I took him out of the package, but which attachment he uses is all up to you. Trap Jaw comes with just the right amount of stuff to make the price of these figures worthwhile.
Articulation on Trap Jaw is great, he’s got a swivel/hinge at the shoulder of all three of his arms, swivel/hinge hips, swivels at the thighs, boots and wrists, hinges at the knees and elbow, the ab crunch, ball jointed heads with good movement, and the hinge/rocker ankles. His Jaw is also hinged as well as his claw attachment. Trap Jaw is pretty poseable like most of the MOTUC figures.
Overall Trap Jaw is a great figure packed with cool stuff and details, if you don’t have him in your MOTUC collection you should. Mattel has reissued him a few times now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this fan favorite figure again sometime soon.