Check out the new MOTU Deluxe CGI Beast Man Review complete with core figure comparison next to Skeletor and Trap Jaw
Ripped straight from the popular He-Man and the Masters of the Universe CGI Netflix series comes this deluxe Beast Man in all of his power attack glory! This version of Beast Man is taller and wider than the core figures, which you can find in our MOTU CGI shop! It’s great to see that the figures have different heights, statures, and presences given that, in real life (yes I know this is a cartoon lol), a beast is likely to have a larger prominence than the other members of of the evil warriors. As this figure is from the Netflix CGI series, the sculpt is a radical departure from the Beast Man’s we’ve known to love in the past so let’s dive into the details and review this orange ball of fur! Where did I get him you ask? Well, I jumped on to the handy dandy MOTU CGI shop page at the right time and clicked the Walmart button and BAM…he was in stock for retail price so I jumped on him! He typically is at scalper prices on Amazon, eBay, and Walmart but that day he was not! Lucky me!
As the standard core figures come mounted on a blister card, Beast Man, however, is mounted on a special open display box where you can see the entire figure out in the open. You can also try before you buy (if you find him in store) where you can twist him at the waist and move the arms. It has a ‘Try Me’ cut out so you can bend the arm back and twist him at the waste, which is similar to the other figures in the line. With only a clear plastic skirt holding him down, it’s nice to see the figure without twist ties or string tying him down, which is great for mint in box collectors. There is a small digital render of the CGI cartoon character in the upper left and he has a savage look on this as he ready to whip some tail! Speaking of of whip, it is mounted right beside him with with a green power burst effect that attaches to his claw. On the back of the box you can see a small demos of his action features with his weapons and a small cross sell of the Deluxe Grayskull Armor He-Man, which has been easy to find in stock on Amazon.
Mounted on the big red fur that is going around his neck and all the way to his lower back, is his CGI cartoon likeness! The paint app on the head sculpt has yellow war paint and his red beedy eyes are sunk in, encased in a blue outline. He’s got a pointed brown nose and white fangs that are painted on his mouth. The facial expression is more of a sad puppy dog than a savage beast and my only nit pick with this figure is the that look. I think they could have pulled off an open mouth with exposed teeth but maybe that would have been too terrifying to a small child. In fact, Skeletor’s head sculpt (which you can see in the size comparison below, only slightly resembles a skull, which is more kid friendly. Having his head mounted on a mound of red fur is really cool because this aspect mirrors his red furry armor like we saw in the vintage toy line. It also provides a very substantial base for this head to sit on. Given his head is mounted on this large, protruding piece, it foes limit the head articulation. With his big, hunched over body, you can really only rotate his head left and right and he has extremely limited movement in the ball joint on his neck.
Chest & Back
As this is the CGI kids line, the black “armor” is painted on the figure and he’s got some really cool skulls right smack dab in the center of his chest, that appear to be hanging off the front of his armor. This is a really great look for the character as the main skull appears to be that of spider and in season 2 of the Netflix series, we do get introduced to Spydor so maybe Beast Man slain a member of Spydor’s clan and is wearing it as a trophy! The skull on the left appears to be that if a pig and is molded in a very light purple/brown tone and the skull on the right has more of a bone white tone with a hint of orange, that resembles what a cow skull would look like. His main, which we described earlier, is nicely sculpted and goes ALL the way down to his lower back.
Arms / Waist / Legs
Beast Man’s arms are jacked and he has brown gauntlets that are sculpted on between his elbow joints and his wrists. They are unpainted and molded in brown plastic but the sculpted detail is pretty amazing! If you look closely, you can see a series of daggers, which adds a very nice touch to the figure! His hands are rather large and he has really long nails that come to points at the ends. He’s got two very large pieces of spiked shoulder armor that is a two toned brown. The spikes appear to be more of a milk chocolate brown while the armor pieces that they sit on are more of a hot cocoa brown. The cool thing is, with most of the pieces, the armor is made of a malleable plastic that bends and flexes so we don’t get an oopsy💩 poopsy crack in those pieces. The arms do move outward to the sides, but they are hindered by the larger shoulder pieces. There are no bends at elbows (like the vintage line) but he does have a swivel at the wrists. He also has a spring load torso to complete that power punch, which you can either do by bending him at the waste or twisting him at the torso and he bounce back.
The armor skirt piece has a layered, riveted look to it and it appears to have a snake symbol in the middle as a buckle. The waste armor is cast in a dark blue paint, which is the same color as his shin armor.
His legs are on ball joints so they do have some movement to them but they are impeded slightly by his waste armor. He can swivel at the feet so you can put him in some different poses.
Beast Man comes with a totally redesigned and reimagined version of his whip that looks like it is made of bone. It actually has a sword hilt for the base with some really nice spikes towards the bottom of the handle. The handle also has a guard, which is a nod to the vintage Beast Man.T A unique feature of the whip is the cross guard that angles down, which you normally see on a sword. The way that this whip looks, you could imagine Beast Man slayed a snake and used his spine as the base for the whip. This is a 3 line whip at the end, but, as you can see, the piece is one solid sculpt. Great! Now I have the song Demolition Man stuck in my head, “I’m a three line whip, I’m the sort of thing they ban, I’m a walking disaster, I’m a demolition man.” That’s a good characterization of Beast Man lol!
Wielding the power of HAVOC, he also comes with a neon green energy slash effect that clips on to his wrist. The design at the end mirrors what his claws would like if they contained a ton of energy and were making a slashing motion.
Beast Man Geared Up
He looks amazing throwing his green blast of HAVOC or his bone whip! You can make Beast Man hold his whip in either hand and you can place the energy effect on either of his gauntlet’s for some cool displayabilty options.
Core Figure Comparison
Beast Man is pushing nearly 6 inches in height and if you measure from the spikes on his shoulder armor across his body, he measures a good 5.5 inches so this dude is HUGE, compared to his 5.5 inch core figure counterparts. While Beast Man is in scale, you can see that is bulkier than the other figures, giving him that deluxe feel and price point. Just like he was portrayed in the MYP 200x line, Beast Man was a lot bigger in stature than some of the other henchman, which is very cool!
Where to buy
You can buy Beast Man, if he is in stock, by visiting out MOTU CGI Shop page!
Overall, this version of Beast Man is AMAZING and if you collect this line, you NEED this figure on your shelf! Although it is deluxe in stature and scale, Beast Man fits right in with all of the Evil Warriors. He is a brand new design that harkens back to the vintage and 200x figures in various aspects. The red furry mane that his head sits on reminds me of the vintage Beast Man and the oversized stature reminds me of the MYP 200x version. The orange is just about the same shade as the vintage figure too and the chest skulls add some color and flair to the figure.
You might be wondering why I said “oopsy💩 poopsy” when talking about his shoulder armor so we will let you in on an inside joke. Creating content is a lot of work and WE WORK FAST sometimes, meaning we make errors that each of us catch. When we see these errors, we call them oopsy poopsy’s and the CGI Beast Man got associated with this as we were trying to figure out if the leaked image of a New Eternia Beast Man was the silhouette that could be a Masterverse figure! Since then, we’ve adopted the CGI Beast Man as our Mascot So now you know…and knowing…oh crud…wrong property 🤦🏻♂️