Man-E-Faces New Eternia Masterverse Review and MOTU Classics Comparison
Affiliate links in post. See Disclosure Policy.
Check out our in depth review of the Masterverse New Eternia Man-E-Faces plus our Masters of the Universe Classics comparison!
Man-E-Faces, arguably, is the bet figure of Wave 8. Paying homage to his many illustrated and figure styles of over the years, the New Eternia treatment really did him justice! He looks amazing with his multi-faced head and his head spins like the vintage figure, which includes the Man E Faces human Face, Robot Face, Monster Face and then 3 extra faces we’ve never seen before! You get an actor face, skull face and extra robot face! The colors and paint applications look amazing so let’s dive into details! The images in this review are a tag team effort between The Toy Sorceress and Michael to bring you the many faces of Man-E-Faces!
Box Front and Side
Man-E-Faces fills up the entire window display in the Masterverse window display box with all of his accessories. The art of the side of the box features his newly designed masks, which is great to see an illustration of!
Box Back and Side Art
Man-E-Faces has to be my favorite box art yet for the entire Masterverse line! I love how you can see his classic representation of his alter egos in colorful silhouette’s behind him. The back of the box reads, “When Castle Grayskull shattered New Eternia, the mind of an adventurer shattered with it. Now known as Man-E-Faces, his curse forces him into the faces of many beings, from human to monster to robot, each with it’s own memory and agenda.Little does he know, the combined memories of his many faces are the map for restoring Eternia to glory. You can also see that the illustration on the back of Man-E-Faces box. isa nod to a vintage illustration is a similar art style.
This has to be one of the best MOTU figures, aside from Two Bad, that they have made. The mix of matte and shiny paint apps along with the attention to detail in the sculpting is really outstanding! The colors also go amazing together for the total package!
In previous version of Man-E-Faces, you could just use your hand to spin the faces around but, in the Masterverse version, you spin his head around using the barrel of his plaster. There are also some nice sculpted detail on the helmet on the top and and the back of the helmet.
Here you can see the human, monster, and robot faces without the helmet to get a sense of what the figure looks like this way as well as the process to swap the faceplates out.
Here is what he looks like without his helmet and any faceplates. It is the same design that is used to hold the faceplates in place in the mask briefcase.
Here is how he looks with his alternate faceplates, which are another version of a Robot Face, a Skeleton Face, and a Human Face.
The sculpting of the details on the chest is outstanding, with large magenta tubes running across his chest and meeting in the middle with gold computer accents. On the back, we see the same tubes along with holes to place his briefcase of masks, which operates as a backpack.
Man-E-Faces are symmetrical and have a glossy purple chevron detail on his upper shoulders with very cool armor plating running up and down his arms.
His waist also features a nice glossy purple and blue paint app, that ties in with the other colors we see on the figure. The oversized shin armor and boots look amazing and complete the overall look of the figure.
Weapons and Accessories
In addition to the 3 faces that come packed on Man-E-Faces when you open the box, he also comes with 3 additional faceplates (a Robot Face, a Skeleton Face, and a Human Face), two extra fisted hands, and an orange blaster.
Mask Briefcase Backpack
To tote the extra faceplates, he comes with a very sturdy and well designed briefcase backpack with nice sculpting detail on the outside as well as a large eye on the front.
Here he is showing off his stock faceplates as he needed to change for his next play!
MOTU Classics Comparison
Overall, the designs are similar although they have some striking differences. The MOTU Classics version has a more human like skin tone and the colors and much darker on the armor pieces as well as the purple accents.
Here are the differences in both bucks without the helmet or faceplates on.
As you can see, the opening to see Manny’s faces is much smaller while the Masterverse version has a nice large opening to show off the details.
Here are the differences in the Robot Faceplates! The MOTU Classics version has a matte paint app while the Masterverse faceplate is very shiney.
The Monster faces look similar although there is way more detail in the MOTU Classics version.
The MOTU Classics version came with a Skeletor mask while the Masterverse version came with a normal Skeleton mask.
Here is where the similarities end with the masks as the MOTU Classics version came with an Orko mask and the Masterverse version came with te an alternate Robot faceplate.
Furthermore, the MOTU Classics version came with a He-Man mask and the Masterverse version came with a blue Actor Human faceplate.
The Masterverse blaster is oversized and a darker orange while the MOTU Classics version has a soft orange tone with some gold paint apps.
Special thanks to The Toy Sorceress for taking the amazing images below and others that you see in this review!
Where to Buy:
You can purchase Man-E-Faces and rest of the Masterverse Wave 8 at the following retailers below (depending on stock status)
Learn More About Man-E-Faces
The Battle Ram Blog is the go to source to learn all of the history of Man-E-Faces so go check out why this figure got the New Eternia treatment!
Complete Your Collection!
Be sure to check out our MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE SHOP PAGES! You can find links to your favorite retailers for all your favorite MOTU figures all in one convenient place from the vintage line all the way up to Origins and Masterverse!