Check out our in depth review of the New Eternia Masterverse Sun-Man, the first figure for the Rulers of the Sun sub-line!
Revealed back in Mid March, 2022, the Masterverse Sun-Man looks absolutely stunning in his armor and yellow translucent wings! In sharp contrast to his Origins release, the Masterverse Sun-Man has been given a more angelic set of translucent yellow wings and he looks more like his version 2 release. His chest armor features a metallic gold and red color scheme that match his forearm bracers and his boots, tying everything together. Sun-Man is a stand out figure for the wave and Mattel went the extra mile to make him look the best he can so let’s check him out!
Box Front and Side
It is great to see a produced version and how it looks packed in the Masterverse Ruler’s of the Sun Window display box as he (and his wings) fill up the box very nicely. The colors on the figure really pop against the Masterverse box and this is one of the brighter figures we are getting in the line.
Box Back and Side Art
You also see the side art that has an image of Sun-Man with a glorious orange light of sun behind his beautiful yellow wings. The rear box art show Sun-Man flying over Eternia with his wings spread out holding his staff and shield. The charging sunburst on his chest adds a very cool effect, as he is getting the powers of the sun.
The new package reveals both the amazing box art, but we also get to take a look at Sun-Man’s bio as well. His bio reads:
The greatest hero of them all! In the world of Trefixa, Prince Sunni harnessess the power of the First Sun to transform into Sun-Man! His magical melanin skin gives him unequaled, unlimited, and special super strength in his fight against the Wicked Ones for fairness and equality throughout the universe. Sun Power!Roy Juarez (@manuel_eduardo_caritas) • Instagram photos and videos
Full Render Illustrations
You also see the side art that has an image of Sun-Man with a glorious orange light of sun behind his beautiful yellow wings. The rear box art show Sun-Man flying over Eternia with his wings spread out holding his staff and shield.
Sun-Man is a surprise and a delight as it is one of the most detailed Masterverse figures we’ve seen to date from a paint app style perspective.
The cool thing about Sun-Man is you can give him different looks. For example, he looks amazing with his wings.
He also looks fantastic without his wings if you want a more traditional look.
The chest armor features a sun burst design and it actually looks like the energy of the sun is flowing through it. There is definition in the breast plate and also some added sculpted detail on the right and left sides of the ribcage. The gold accents around the shoulders and neck tie in the gold from the sunburst in the middle of the, tying the two together for an amazing look! The back of the armor features a diamond plate in the mid upper back plus two plates that have ports for his wings to plug into.
The figure uses the stock Masterverse arm buck but the eye candy are in those forearm bracers. Also, the gold around his shoulder armor looks amazing and is a nice touch that ties all the gold together.
The bracers are very nicely done and give a nod to the vintage Sun-Man with the diamond design, which is a sculpted piece and sits atop the frame of the gold bracer with some detail technical detail that makes the design feel like it was meant to harness the power of the sun.
The wing design is fantastic as they feature a realistic sculpt cast in a translucent yellow plastic. The wing span is pretty massive so make room on your shelf if you wanting to spread his wings as far as they can go! They are two separate pieces connected by a silver pin for possibility. You can remove the wings if you choose to pose him without them so that is a great option if you want to get back to his classic look.
Waist and Legs
The best design also pays homage to the vintage figure with a green diamond that is framed around a black belt piece. The skirt piece is made of the soft plastic, which is mostly green with black accents. It does have the appearance of armor when you look at the detail from behind.
Sun-Man uses the Masterverse leg buck but, again, the made his boots highly detailed!
The boot design is the most intricate we’ve seen on a Masterverse figure as most of the figures come with an UGG type design but Sun-Man is an exception! The is a gold star inlay at the center of shin, which is set off by really intricate sculpted detail. The boots feel like they are constructed like armor and they even have sculpted detail on the sides.
Weapons and Accessories
Sun-Man comes with two extra hands, a shield, and his Sword of Light!
The hands are cast in a red plastic to make them look like gloves. There appears to be a small plate of armor on the tops of the hands to give him protection. Two rivets are sculpted on the armor plates to give them an extra special look.
Close Fisted Hand
Sword of Light
The sword has the traditional shape that is carried over from the vintage figure. It has some extra detail moulded into the blades to give it differentiated look. It has a slightly thicker handle and it the entire piece is cast in a red plastic.
The shield is the best accessory out of the lot. The sun burst in the middle of shield features a gold paint app set off by a red background. The green part of the shield has a nice inlaid design that frames the red circle, providing that extra punch of detail we expect in the Masterverse line. The handle on the back is the standard piece that is used on most of the Masterverse figures but it is cast in green.
Mattel has made some winged figures for their Masters of the Universe Classics line so we wanted to see how the compared to Queen Angella from the Princess of Power line. As you can see, the wing sculpt and design is new and it is great that they did not reuse parts from the Classics line. The wing design on Queen Angella was reused on other figures in the Classics line, like Vultak and the DC Classics Hawk Man.
Another aspect to point out is that Sun-Man’s wings plug into his back versus the Classics era figure were designed as part of the back and you could not remove the wings.
Vintage Figure Comparison
As we don’t have the vintage figure on hand, we are using a photo from the interwebs to show a side by side comparison of the inspiration for the design of the head sculpt. The Masterverse Sun-Man head sculpt design pays an homage to the Sun-Man version 2 figure, that was released in 1989, often referred to as the flat top version.
MOTU Origins Head Swaps
The MOTU Origins head goes really nicely on the Masterverse figure and vice versa! You can actually achieve the flattop MOTU Origins look with the Masterverse head and it is really close to looking like the original.
Here is a close up of the Masterverse figure with the Origins head…doesn’t he look great!
Where to Buy:
You can buy Sun-Man and the rest of the Wave 6 characters at:
You can find the convenient links to purchase the rest of the Masterverse figures at our MOTU Masterverse Shop page