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The He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Animated Netflix CGI series never ceases to reimagine the characters and Mo-squita’ra is no exception. Mattel filed a trademark application for this character back in December 2020 and we finally get to see her in the animated series and a figure no less (we also did an article on Mattel character trademark renewals so check that out too!). An obious play on Mosquitor from the Vintage MOTU line, Mo-squita’ra provides a refreshing take on the figure is looks the most bug’like than any figure we have seen in the line. She is a mix of crimson reds, golds, and blacks, and a hint on lavender on the wings. In the animated series, when she absorbs energy using her helmet’s needle, the red accents on her helmet light up and causes the tubes on her chest to glow red. Mo-squita’ra is one of the best CGI animated figures to date!
Mo’squita’ra has a delicate yet graceful body with two sets of lavender wings on her back. She has a metallic red helmet shaped like a mosquito’s proboscis. She is clad in a black suit with a brown fur-collar that extends all the way to her lower back. Mo’squita’ra is based off the male Mosquitor and the first female of the race. In fact, only the female mosquitos suck blood so maybe they were trying to correct that! Like Ram Ma’am, she is the second character to take on a role that is opposite of the original gender from the 1980’s.
Mo-squita’ra is a core figure so she is packed in the single carded clear bubble, unlike the CGI Beast Man that is packed in an open deluxe display box. There is an illustration of her helmet and she has a Cheshire cat grin on her face and you can see a small piece of her spike pauldron. At the bottom of the package, you can see her Power Attack illustration.
Her head has a half humanoid and half mosquito look to it as the sculpt is shaped like the head of the insect she is modeled after. Her helmet is cast in a semi-metallic, crimson red that has some defining lines to it, which add to its depth and dimension. She also has two little slits for her eyes, which makes the mask come alive. It almost has an earthy, woody look to it as the lines follow a pattern of wood grain. Part of the helmet around her ears flares back on both sides as it comes to a crest at the top of her head. On the back of her head under the mask, her head also comes to a point and has some extra sculpted detail, which was a surprise. The long mosquito nose completes the look and also pays homage to the original Mosquitor from the vintage line. It also looks like she has a black balaclava around her face, which gives her a rather mysterious look.
Chest, Back, Waist & Wings
Mo-squita’ra’s chest features crimson red tube’like structures on the front that are used to feed energy to and from her helmet. Being that this is a basic core figure, the tubes run over her shoulders and into he furry collared back piece. The two lavender wings attack to the ports on her back and you can adjust them for different looks.
In the animated series, there is more of a connection to those tubes with her helmet as you can see them running up the back to attach to it.
You can also remove the wings if that looks suits your shelf and your tastes better! They easily pop on and off, which gives you some nice displayability options. The wings also have a very cool design as they actually look like insect wings but in a nice lavender color. They are one solid piece that looks like two wings but they do not separate from each other. The transluscent plastic ads a very nice touch and completes the mosquito look…my blood is boiling just looking at them.
Arms & Legs
For her outfit, she is wearing a black and purple leotard’esque piece of clothing with black-red striped leggings Her arms have gold pauldrons that appear to have a furry material and texture to them. Her forearms have spiked gauntlets that extend all the way to her elbows. She is also wearing gold gloves that have some nice texture to them.
She is wearing heeled shoes that run all the way to her knees. The shoe design has a couple spiked parts that are coming out of the back of the boot, which gives her a more intersting look all around. The black and white markings on the sides of her legs also pay homage to the vintage MOTU Mosquitor as his eyes were painted in a similar fashion. The only gripe we have with the boot and leg design is she is extremely difficult to stand up (and keep standing) but the holes on the bottom of her feet allow for a figure stand and the NECA figure stands fit the bill!
Weapons and Wings
Power Attack Weapon
She comes with a blood mask that acts like a projectile when you deploy the action feature. It is sculpted like flowing blood and the light catches each crevice to being out the detail and adds some shine. The piece slips nicely on her head but it does not snap in place so when you snap her back for her action feature, it flings right off!
The wings come attached to the figure but we took them off to give you a closer look. You can see the plugs that secure the wings in her back and the design is cool! Each wing is one piece and the veins in the wings gives them a natural look.
Mosquitor MOTU Origins Comparison
Given that Mo-squita’ra is derived from Mosquitor, he is making a cameo as there are some tie ins with him.For example, the shape of the helmet and blood mask attachment is modeled after Mosquitor’s head and his blood sucking attachment.
Also, this may be a stretch but Mosquitor’s eye and the way it is painted looks like the markings on Mo-squita’ra’s leg but we think this was intentional.
Where to buy
You can buy Beast Man, if he is in stock, by visiting out MOTU CGI Shop page!
Mo-squita’ra is one of the best animated CGI figures to date with her unique design and nods to the vintage Mosquitor. We love the gender change up as that fits in so well with the animated series and it is very cool to see a different take on a character and not more of the same! The markings, color pallet, and over design of the figure is outstanding. It provides a modern update to an old character while retaining some of that vintage feel! The wings really lean into the insect aspect of the character, which was missing in the original Mosquitor.