Tung Lashor vintage figure review thread
Another quiet week last week for <a href="http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?t=155737">Dragstor</a>, but a lot of the old threads keep popping up and getting added to, so maybe newer threads will get added to in due course.
Anyway, it's been a little while since we last looked at a Snake Man, so let's this week turn our attentions to that tongue-flicking foe, TUNG LASHOR.
Tung Lashor was released as part of the fifth wave, along with <a href="http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?t=147945">King Hiss</a> and <a href="http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?t=151897">Rattlor</a>. His 'feature' was that you could turn a dial on his back, causing his tongue to flick out of his mouth.
By the time of his release, I had generally gone off the newer figures, preferring the more barbarian-like early releases. When I started 'seriously' collecting the figures years later, the very first lot that I got as mentioned with Dragstor last week, also contained my first Tung Lashor.
Tung Lashor is quite a good figure, with an interesting feature. I also like his colour scheme. (There are actually two variants - some don't have the purple markings continuing on his back, whereas some later ones do).
As with Rattlor, Tung Lashor was adapted to an Evil Horde member to appear in Filmation’s 'She-Ra: Princess of Power' cartoon series. Out of the two, Tung Lashor appeared more often; and neither of them really resembled their figure version (based maybe on prototypes?). Tung Lashor was confusingly called "Tung Lashor" on some occasions, and simply "Tung" on others (again, maybe stemming from prototype?). Also, more confusingly, one episode showed him to be working for Skeletor - even though he still had a Horde emblem on his chest!!
In the 200x version, TL made a return appearance in the Mike Young Productions cartoon series, and we have since seen a staction of him, really beefed up and with one heck of a tongue, in some ways a far cry from the original figure.
All-in-all, although I wouldn't point to him as one of the classic MOTU figures as such, I like the vintage figure in itself enough to give it a decent 8 out of 10.
Now I'd like to hear your own thoughts, comments and memories of Tung Lashor. And whether you post or not, don't forget to rate the vintage figure in the poll!! :)