I absolutely LOVE Octavia and am VERY excited she's coming!!!!
I REALLY hope they make her tentacles out of the same material as King Hiss. She NEEDS this material, so she can capture her victims in her tentacles. It's her entire gimmick! If she was made in the 80's, I GUARANTEE you, that would be her action feature. There was a Hercules figure that was an octopus-like woman in the 90's, and she had the bendy material tentacles, so you could capture Hercules, just like on the live-action TV show.
Octavia was in TWO episodes of She-Ra and in each one, she used her tentacles to capture her victims. Sea Hawk and Sproker:
When I learned she was coming with a crossbow at work, I groaned a bit because I wish she came with her freezing sticks (pictured below) and because NONE of the Horde women have crossbows (Catra, Entrapta, Scorpia, Double Trouble, etc.), but now that I'm home and can see the crossbow...I have to say...that thing is pretty damn sweet and I'm glad they created it! The end is also a PURPLE octopus, which I think may be an homage to the original figure concept Octopus Woman, which eventually turned into Octavia! How cool is that?!
Maybe we can get the freezing sticks in the future somehow? I can't complain though. This girl is LOADED DOWN with accessories. This is one happy PoP fan right here!
I LOVE the added detail to her Horde symbol on her chest (to make it more like the MOTU toys, and not the Filmation Horde) and I love the detail on her belt. She's a great update from animated design to toy. A+
Also, the 4 Horsemen actually made her look pretty! She didn't look too pretty on the show. I like her being pretty better. Just because she's a "monster" doesn't mean she can't be a hottie.