I took a break from being a dad to get a Battle Lion review up! And by took a break, I mean "found 30 minutes of free time a day over the course of the week." Enjoy!
Great job, Dan, he looks great it looks like the saddle has been made to far back , almost so KGS looks like he's sitting on BLs back half,
Does that 2000x BAttle cat armour fit the classics body ?
Thanks again Dan for another classic classics review
I'm afraid Battle Lion doesn't make me like my King Grayskull figure any better I thought once I had this thing, I'd be displaying Grayskull atop the cat and have him out on display. But that awkward awkward cape situation kinda ruins the figure for me, especially riding atop the cat. That's a gripe I have with Grayskull in general, though, and the cat itself is a fine toy. I think Battleground Teela would look great upon it and will probably display the two of them together rather than Grayskull and Battle Lion.
P.S.- Clawdeen next, please.
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As a HUGE fan of the 200x series I am excited for this guy, but I do find when I look through my collection that this series is probably the most underwhelming (to me) when interpreted into Classics.
My feedback thread: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...82#post2822482
I still think it has way too much articulation, I hate Battle Cat's and Panthor's, they are a pain in the butt to pose them, now King Grayskull doesn't look like he is sitting on Battle Lion, he looks like he is standing on top....
Great review like always Dan!!!! Thanks!!!!
I still think it's wasted slot but congratulations to all who wanted him.
On a more constructive level: does anyone else feel that they removed a little bit too much detail from the saddle compared to the 200x version?
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Can't wait to get Battle Lion, looks so cool. Shame we never got the 200X Panthor saddle to make him look less like a Battle cat repaint.
Great review, as usual, sir.
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I love this figure! Woot Woot!
Hey Dan, does the regular Battle Cat Armor fit on Battle Lion or does the mane get in the way?
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Great review. I look forward to adding him to my collection.
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Can't wait to get him!!! I do think they should've given the cat buck less leg articulation. I personally would've been ok with fewer joints to know it's not going to be a sloppy mess when trying to repose the toys later on down the road. I digress, Battle Lion is one of my most wanted MOTU toys since he was first shown in the cartoon. Just an awesome design.
The look of the character is nice, but I think the execution of the design is not quite of up to par. My main complaints are that the awkwardness of how King Grayskull looks on him with his cape on, the positioning of the saddle strap, and the fact that the face mask isn't a great fit, much the same way it is on the 200x figure.
Here's how to end the line:
2015 200x Mini-Sub: Evilseed, Calix, Prahvus, Horde Wraith, Miro, Veena, Hawke
2016 line: LordMasque, Vultak, Granita, Despara, Dylamug, Hunga, General Sunder,Tuskador, Crita, Lodar, Quakke, Darius
Quarterly items: Sagitar, Stridor, Night Stalker
I feel you guys with the cape situation, maybe a cool pack in would have been soft goods cape with the plastic fur at the top ,.......hmmm mm maybe a custom cape from the castle of power somewhere down the line
Any chance of seeing how the cape of the Comic Con version of King Grayskull works on Battle Lion?
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Getting two of him, just like I've always planned on doing!
That 200X Battle Cat comparison was nice! Could we see a shot with the 200X He-Man figure riding Classics Battle Cat wearing Battle Lion's armor?
I'd also like to see how Battle Lion works with SDCC King Grayskull, since that's the version I always display.
Looks good, I was originally slightly disappointed by the figure because I was hoping for Evilseed when 200X was hinted at during the round of reveals but since then I have been really looking forward to Battle Lion.
The details on the armour look even better than I thought they would. Very happy with how he turned out.
Thanks for the review Dan!
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I couldn't tell from the video - does the mask actually fit on Battle Cat's head properly or would it fall off easily? I need to know if it's worth buying 2 Lion's to mix and match for a 200X Battle Cat.
Looks cool. Kind of wish they would have put handles hidden in the front part like on the show. It would be easier to make him look like the show when he is riding. In the show its almost looks like he is riding a sports motorcycle.
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As always great review Dan.
First off, I love the figure. It looks really great. I love the head sculpt. I can't wait to add him to my collection but...
I'll admit though that I hate the concept of the character. IMO Battle Lion takes away from Battle Cat's uniqueness. Plus the 200X Armor looks like it's from NA and not Preternia. I generally loved the redesigns/updates the 4H did in 200X but Battle Cat wasn't one of them. In fact, it was an eyesore in my 200x collection. The BL armor with BC just looks bad.
I'm going to use mine as Dare or King He-Man's steed. I am going to try to ditch the harness and replace it with a BC one.
Can someone remind me where the 200X armor on He-Man comes from? I've lost track.
Great review. I'm really looking forward to my two Battle-Lions. Yes, he technically looked bigger on the cartoon, but the 200X cartoon had a different asthetic.
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Awesome review. This review helped making my mind up that I wnat a 200X Battle Cat!!!
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Looking forward to him more now compared to when he was unveiled.
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