Review: 8-bit Zombie’s MOTU-Inspired ‘Thrashor’

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on September 4, 2014

in Nerd Culture

It starts with the card art.

One of the most incredibly packaged figures you’ll ever find, 8-bit Zombie’s Thrashor will give you that instant rush of Masters of the Universe nostalgia and love.

This particular Thrashor figure is actually version 2, and the upgrades from the original are significant. The original Thrashor was one of the coolest things I had ever seen come across my social media timeline, but by the time I noticed it that original run was sold out. I now follow 8-bit Zombie on Twitter and Facebook so I’ll never miss a future product release (you should too)! Thrashor 2 is still available, and as you’ll see below- I can’t recommend this figure enough. If you’re a child of the 80s or just a Masters of the Universe fan, your toy shelf/room/desk/wall is incomplete without it.

Standing just over 5 ½” tall, Thrashor is a 100% original sculpt and is made of high-quality vinyl. Eternia’s “most radical zombie” has head, arm, waist and foot articulation. Of course, no character named Thrashor would be complete without his skateboard, and this one is phenomenal. The logo on the underside is a remarkable detail:

But I’m getting WAY ahead of myself!! Let me take you back to the moment I opened the package. If you place an order with 8-bit Zombie, once you receive the package this is the moment you will become a fan for life and immediately love your decision to buy something from him. The box not only contained a beautifully packaged Thrashor, but have a glance at a sample of the amazing goodies included in a typical 8bz delivery:

A bevy of 80s trading cards, an amazing Cobra Commander-themed GPK-style 8bz card, a Thrashor iron-on patch, stickers, pins, candy and a M.U.S.C.L.E. figure!! When I pulled the baggie of extras out of the box, my 5 year old son exclaimed “a MUSCLE man!!”, and both of our days were made. These are the kind of special touches that set 8bz apart. If you follow him on Instagram, you’ll see his periodic “re-stocks” in the form of M.U.S.C.L.E. figure lots he buys with the intent of including one with each of his orders. GREAT touch.

On to the main event. I’ll let these images of the package and card art do the talking. The bubble was very sturdy and part of an overall well constructed package.

Check out the incredible art and detail on the card back, even down to the proof of purchase and copyright info:

Apologies for the crappy quality of that last image, I’ve yet to master the no-glare bubble pic. Put it this way: the card and bubble are excellent in every way, front and back. This figure is one of those that you’ll wish you had two of (one to display on card and one to open, because there’s NO way you’re not opening this guy).

Once opened, Thrashor does not disappoint. My guess is if you are reading this, you’ve been around enough toys and figures to know that feeling you get when something doesn’t meet your expectations when you first get it in your hands. Thrashor exceeded my expectations. Solid feel, perfect articulation, he even smells good. Don’t judge, you know you take a big whiff of those freshly opened toys too.

A closer look at those rad buttons and the iron-on patch:

Next to a vintage MOTU figure for scale:

MEGA-POWERS handshake!

More fantastic detail:

DAT Power Glove!!

Thrashor rules. Go get one. You won’t be disappointed!

Visit the 8-bit Zombie shop now to see all of their amazing 80s themed items!

@eclectik September 5, 2014 at 2:28 am

Show off!

Great review!

LOL @ Mega Powers handshake

Cool and Collected September 5, 2014 at 9:15 am

The Thrashor is awesome. Looking through their site, I think I need to order one of everything in their shop — so much great stuff!

Shawn Robare September 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Yup, totally love this figure and I treasure my solid resin original. I NEED that Skeletor variant, like yesterday….

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