We got our hands on this Two headed baddy for an exclusive first hand Masterverse New Eternia Two-Bad In Hand Review! You don’t want to miss it!
We have a very special first look exclusive review for you today with the new Masterverse Two-Bad figure in hand review! This new Masterverse figure is incredible in hand, and he is huge to boot! This figure is about as big as the New Eternia Beast Man figure, so you know he is rockin’ a huge bod!! The amount of detailing and unique sculpts that went into this figure are gorgeous! Two bad sports his classic look with his signature orange armor and a very cool spiked right shoulder armor. Baddrah’s side is a an amazingly sculpted piece showing off the detailed scaled arms and legs with ridges running down the sides. Tuvar is a bit simpler, and, like Baddrah, he has a great head sculpt as well. His boot and glove are also very interesting pieces that have an armor-plated look with lots of rivets to hold them together. The rest of his arms and legs, are also all brand new sculpts and unlike any of the other Masterverse figures that have come before them. I am super impressed by Two-Bad and is the best bad guy to date for the Masterverse line!
Enjoy this 360 video of Two Bad, so you can see him is all his baddyness!
Two-Bad comes packaged in the typical Masterverse collector friendly window box under the New Eternia subline, but once you get to the side and rear of the box, you are met with amazing artwork! Let’s take a look at each side.
Rear Box Art
The rear box art by @natebaertschart and @manuel_eduardo_caritas features Two-Bad battling the red octopus tentacles from the sea creature that is often seen attacking Mer-Man. Tuvar is holding an eagle headed double sided axe while Baddrah is wheedling a spiked mace!
Side Box Art
We get another incredible work of art by @natebaertschart and @manuel_eduardo_caritas for the Masterverse Two Bad figure and it looks outstanding! Tuvar and Baddrah have never looked better and the dead eye stare Tuvar has on his face is something only a mother could love. Nate said, “I can’t wait for you all to get the figure in hand and see the rest of Two-Bad’s art, and then rip that figure out and play!!!” Well, we were lucky enough to get him in hand and he does not disappoint!
The back of Two-Bad’s box includes his bio which reads:
Once the respected captains competing mercenary ships, Tuvar and Baddrah both had their eyes on the legendary treasure of the Horde Prime. The Treasure, however, came with a curse. It fused the rival captains together, who now terrorize New Eternia as Two-Bad. With his combined knowledge, Two Bad could rule the Universe… if it weren’t also for his combined ego.
Two Bad comes nicely packed with several very cool accessories. Here we can see his pack-out and he includes the following:
- Double Headed Eagle shaped Axe
- Burgandy spiked Mace
- Green spiked mace
- silver pistol
- Orange Shield
- Two alternate fist hands
History of Two-Bad
According to Two Bad | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom:
Two-Bad is a two-headed Evil Warrior who is basically two different beings sharing the same body. His right half is a blue creature, while his left half is a purple, scaly creature with an eyebrow-like yellow band on his forehead. His two heads have the habit of continuously arguing with one another. The character’s name is a play on the phrase “too Bad”.Two Bad | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom
In the Mini Comics:
Two-Bad was an evil warrior who possessed considerable strength, but whose two heads had a habit of constantly arguing with one another, both endlessly blaming the other for their mistakes while claiming sole credit for all their strengths. Their endless bickering earned the wrath of Skeletor.
Two-Bad helped Skeletor in a plot to capture Roboto, piloting the Land Shark as they pursued him. Their arguing allowed Man-At-Arms to surprise them, knocking both their heads together as they bickered over who would grab Roboto’s artificial heartTwo Bad | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom
In the 1980’s Filmation cartoon:
Two-Bad was one of Skeletor’s later recruits. His twin heads constantly argued with one another, creating a bumbling indecisiveness which led to numerous mistakes.
Two Bad assisted Skeleton in a plan to kidnap Zagraz the comet keeper, and objected to Zagraz’s assertion that he was Skeletor’s “friend”. Skeletor went on to explain that he knew he could trust a creature like Two-Bad because he hated and feared him.
Two-Bad later assisted Skeletor in an attempt to seize Man-At-Arms’ latest invention, the Sky Spy. Piloting the Collector, Two Bad managed to seize the ship, but the Collector was damaged, prompting Skeletor to forcibly throw Two-Bad from the ship with a parachute.Two Bad | Wiki Grayskull | Fandom
The Vintage Action Figure:
The Mattel vintage Two Bad action figure was released in 1985, at the height of the MOTU Toys popularity. This figure continued the gimmick heavy releases with Two-Bad including spring loaded arms that were attached at the top of his shoulders next to his heads, that allowed you to flick each arm and have Two-Bad basically punch himself with the spring loaded action.
Here you can see the figure from the Toy Sorceress’ personal collection. He included an orange shield that clipped onto his wrist and had bright orange chest armor that was basically sculpted onto him. His colors in the center where Tuvar and Baddrah came together where basically melded in a very cool way with more of an organic blend and not a clear-cut line through the center of the figure.
Two-Bad up close and personal
Tuvar, in blue, has 3 raised crests running down the middle and the sides of his skull while Baddrah, in purple, has a single raised crest running down the middle of his skull. In addition, Baddrah has a scaled texture to the sides of his head and 3 small protruding horns. Tuvar also has his body texture on the back half of his skull. Baddrah’s ear design looks like a set of cones nesting within each other, giving him a unique look while Tuvar has more human looking ears with one giant silver earring in his right ear lobe.
Close ups of Tuvar and Baddrah are below so you can see all the details on these baddies faces!
Here we can see the side views of both Tuvar and Baddrah. It’s neat to see Tuvar’s earring and then Baddrah’s huge bushy eyebrows and scaly skin.
Chest and Back
The chest armor is very geometrical and the since piece of armor looks like it has been fused together, like Two Bad! The strap design is very intricate and follows the shapes that are seen on front of the chest armor to the back. There is a place to stow Two Bad’s mace or axe, which looks very much like a creature, making it appear that he is grabbing the mace with his mouth. This is a very cool design aesthetic, and it looks even better with the mace or axe attached to it.
Let’s take a look at how Mattel handed his bare chest and the transition between Tuvar’s chest and Baddra’s chest. We can see that they did a nice job at making the transition look very organic and tattered like two beings crashed together to become one.
Arms, Waist and Legs
Tuvar’s arm has a cone shaped piece of armor strapped to it with a large silver forearm bracer and a silver glove to match. The way the bracer and the glove were designed and painted make the two pieces look like real metal, giving it a more premium look. Baddrah has a light purple bracer and you can see his crackly, scaled skin running up and down his arm with some raised crests on his bicep and shoulder.
Tuvar is wearing a huge spikey orange colored shoulder armor. It straps on similar to how Man at Arms shoulder armor works as it’s a separate piece. It has several studded details on the strap as well that match the studs on the chest armor which is a nice tounch.
Two-Bad is wearing a classic studed red belt and black loin cloth. But over that he has an additional brown belt with a huge belt buckle. The center of the buckle is silver and has that teal/purple double headed eagle crest on it. It also has some silver studs on the side and also some gold spiked studs on the other side. Again, symbolizing the two sides of Two-Bad. It also has a pistol holster that hangs on the right side of the belt.
Two-Bad Early Concept
You might be wondering where the two bird creature belt design comes from and it comes from an early concept of Two-Bad and, according to the toy line’s creator Roger Sweet, the concept of Two-Bad originated from the idea for a character who is two beings in one: one good, and the other bad. However, due to the marketing strategy of packaging each character as being part of one particular side, it was not possible to package a character as both good and evil so he was made a fully-fledged evil warrior instead. The idea of his heads not getting along prevailed, however, and this idea seems to influence the design of his action figure, which had two spring-action arms aimed horizontally at one another. The figure’s arms could be sprung back and forth to create the impression of the heads fighting among themselves. The design was “officially” to let Two-Bad “bear hug” enemies; it has never really been clear whether the character was designed to hit the opposing head or if this was just a coincidence of design. The original figure had a very thick upper body, making him top-heavy and hard to fit into vehicles. Later versions had a flat back, making the character lighter and easier to sit in vehicles.
Here we get a close up view of the eagle crest belt buckle.
Two-Bad’s legs have a totaly different design on each side of Tuvar and Baddrah as well. Tuvar’s side has that teal colored skin tone, wearing a silver boot. While on Baddrah’s side his skin tone is purple and has that scaled texture. He is only wearing shin armor on his foot, rather than a full boot. His foot is exposed and looks like a creature.
Here we can see a side view of each side of Two-Bad’s legs as well and the classic teal and purple designs with such different looks. They did not choose to meld the colors and textures from one leg to the other, like the vintage figure has.
Weapons and Accessories
Here we have the bevy of accessories that Two-Bad comes packed with. We will take a closer look at each below.
- Double Headed Eagle shaped Axe
- Burgandy spiked Mace
- Green spiked mace
- silver pistol
- Orange Shield
- Two alternate fist hands
The axe has a very cool design. It has a double headed eagle at the top of the axe and the eagle’s wings make up the blades of the axe. The two sides of the eagle represent the two sides of Two-Bad as they each have a slightly different design. It also has a slightly worn finish as well.
The base of the axe has a wrapped handle that looks like leather wrapped handle.
Two-Bad comes with two spiked maces. One in a burgundy color and one in a green color. The burgundy one has a round head on it. While the green one has a square head and also another smaller square head above that.
They both have a handles that look like they have wrapped grips to them.
The neat thing about Two-Bad’s armor is on the back, you can stow the mace which looks very much like a creature, making it appear that he is grabbing the mace with his mouth. This was a very cool detail that they added to his armor and very creative!
Two-Bad’s pistol is made of a silver plastic and looks like it has a double barrel on it. It is a simple design but has that double barrel that symbolizes the two halves of Two-Bad.
You can stow Two-Bad’s pistol into a holster that is strapped on Two-Bad’s right leg.
Two-Bad’s shield is made of a shinny orange plastic. It has some nice details to it, where it is studded with one side round studs and the other side with square spiked studs. The left side also has some added texture as well. The center of the shield has the same double headed eagle crest symbol on it.
The back of the shield has brown straps that help to strap it onto Two-Bad’s arm. The first strap would sit onto Two-Bad’s wrist and he can grip the second strap with his gripping hand.
MOTU Classics figure comparison
We’ve only seen single headed figures on the Masterverse buck until now, so it is cool to see how Two-Bad came out from a tooling and sculpt perspective. With respect to the Classics version, the Four Horsemen, as usual, did a fantastic job with the sculpting. But you can see next to the Masterverse version, how much bigger the Masterverse version is than the classic’s version. Also, you will notice that on the MOTU Classics version, Tuvar is the higher of the two, where on the Masterverse version, Baddrah’s head is higher. I am actually pleasantly surprised how much more detail, and variety in sculpt the Masterverse version has. I think Mattel knocked it out of the park on this figure! The Masterverse version has a lot more interesting detail and he includes a lot more accessories and extra’s to his outfit.
Below are some close ups of the MOTU Classics version, and as cool as this figure is, I still think that this new Masterverse New Eternia Two-Bad beats this original figure in every way, which is saying a lot, because usually I would say that the MOTUC versions are definitive.
In the Classics figure, Baddrah’s side is a newly sculpted piece showing off the detailed scaled arms and legs with ridges running down the sides. The glove and boot and boot designs are awesome and give the appearance they are made of leather and contain plenty of studs and straps to make them dangerous in battle. Tuvar is a bit simpler and, like Baddrah, he has a brand new head sculpt. His boot and glove are also new pieces that have an armor plated look with lots of rivets to hold them together. But when it comes to the rest of his arms and legs, he just uses a normal human buck.
As this was not entirely a vintage clone, it actually more resembles the MOTU 200x version, which unique to it, Baddrah has different posture and is slouched to the side. While the Classics figure isn’t as drastically lopsided, there is a slight slump on that left side.
Tuvar and Baddrah share new chest and abs pieces, both of which are wider than the standard Classics buck and some figures have a nice, sculpted overlap of the two body types where you can see the scales melting into the smooth skin but mine does not seem to have this effect in the front but it does show more in the back. The waist could have been spiced up a little more than the standard piece but it would have been great to see a 200x version but the Masterverse version did such a better job!
Vintage Figure Comparison
Here we can see a comparison to the Vintage figure to see where it all started. Obviously we are comparing a vintage 5.5″ scale figure to a new modern 7″ figure, but it is cool to see where this new Masterverse version got it’s origins. The vintage one will always have it’s charm with that cool action feature where Tuvar hits Baddrrah with the spring arms. It will always have a special place in our hearts!
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