Here we are smack in the middle of Grayskull week; we have plenty more MOTUC to show you over the next few days on top of the great stuff you have already seen. I recently acquired one of my MOTUC “Holy Grails” in Wun-Dar, sure he is just a repainted He-Man with black Zodac armor, but he looks damn cool and where else can you find a MOTUC scale bread prop? Let’s take a look at Wun-Dar.
According to the bio: One hundred years before Prince Adam® was born, Wun-Dar, a warrior from deep in the savage underground city of Tundaria, rescued a young woman who turned out to be the Goddess of Eternia. Providing him with cosmic battle armor and a sophisticated ray gun that could tap into almost unlimited power, the Goddess tasked Wun-Dar to protect both halves of the sword of He and keep them apart so as not to fall into the hands of evil. Like many warriors before him, Wun-Dar became known as “The He-Man,” battling in a savage way to keep evil from obtaining the key to the great power hidden inside the long-forgotten Castle Grayskull.
The real challenge in getting this figure is finding him for less than $100; I had resigned myself to someday paying the crazy secondary price for him when I happened on a Face book friend selling his MOC for a decent price. Before we go any further in this review I would like to give a shout out and massive props to Trydor Scopes for helping me get one of my most wanted MOTUC figures, you’re the best bud! So Wun-Dar has his origins as in an urban legend (check out this you tube video for all the details) that there was at one point a mail away offer from Wonder Bread, which may or may not be true in history. This Wun-Dar figure however has some clear nods to the legend of a Wonder Bread mail away figure, like the “Eternian baked good” loaf of bread, the really similar to Wonder Bread logo on the underside of his armor, and lastly his name. I really like the look of Wun-Dar quite a bit; a brown haired, black armored He-Man with a gun is a nice hook for an action figure. Every single piece of this figure minus the bread is re used from another figure, the body and power sword are pure He-Man, and the gun and armor are straight from Zodac. His tan skin tone does set him apart from He-Man, and when the base 4H sculpts are this good it’s hard to complain too much anyway.
Paint on My Wun-Dar is great, there is no paint issues I can see anyplace which is a really good thing. The only real QC on the whole figure (minus the different colored joints in his shoulder) is that the barrel of his gun is a little bent, but some time in the hot box will fix that right up once I get around to doing it. Like I mentioned before the almost Wonder Bread logo tampo on his armor is a really nice touch, and looks great as well.
Wun-Dar comes with a few accessories; we get black versions of the ray gun, power sword and half power sword. He also comes with the Eternian baked good, which is really just a loaf of bread, but it’s a nice prop to have around and even has a little bit of paint work on the top.
Articulation on Wun-Dar is the same as the He-Man figure. He’s got swivels at the waist, boots, wrists, thighs, and biceps, a ball jointed head with decent movement, the ab crunch, hinges at the elbows, knees, and ankles, and swivel/hinged shoulders and hips.
Overall it feels great to finally have a Wun-Dar in my collection, I’m not sure if he is really worth the crazy prices he commands on the secondary market, but if you can find him for a decent price he is a great figure to have in your hands.