There is only one dissapointment about this figure and it was that it didn't have the yellow gloves painted as in the back of the card... and this very issue happened again with the 2002 figure, so I was let down twice, as a kid and as an adult, by this figure Because of that I'll give it a 9 instead of a 10.
Gloves appart, I loved the figure, I think I've always liked aquatic beings. I also liked his armor and sword and used to think it was a big piece corn or something (why would Mer Man carry a giant piece of corn beats me) , and I don't know if his chest piece came incomplete or I lost the small part at the belt level when the figure was new, because all my memories are from the figure missing that part. With that part missing it had a little hole where it was supposed to be attached, there was one episode when Mer Man puts some sort of red gem into his belt or armor, don't remember (I think it is the episode when Man At Arms adopts Teela and we learn she's the Sorceress daughter), well I used to think the little hole in Mer Man's armor was to place this gem and that the tiny thing would actually be produced... to quote a line from Spacedust's review "Oh such innocence!!"
Great memories with this character, 9 out of 10 points from me.