You will recall last month, during our 5th Anniversary "Scoop Week," we showed you the new of the newest accessory coming from SpyMonkey Creations -The Villain’s Shield of Destruction and The Hero’s Shield of Deliverance
Today is the day you can order them. And, the best news is no matter what happens today on MattyCollector.com, if you order from SpyMonkey Creations they won’t sell out and you’re sure to get your product because they are all custom made to order.
If you need a refresher on what the five different versions available today are you can click here.
If you don’t need any further convincing and just want to order some for yourself then go ahead and click here.
As I mentioned last time it’s hard to get a read on what kind of quality these custom made items are until you get one. I can assure you they are durable and look fantastic, but let’s take a closer look.
These are made of a hard resin. They will not bend or warp. They are basically made up of three parts, the grip, the shield and the gem.
I got a review set of the 5 shields this week so I thought it might be helpful to you to see what they look like being held by figures. I have randomly selected five Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics figures, merely for demonstration purposes that I will show you below. You can put them with any 5-7" figure that you would like as long as they have an open hand to grip them.
As I mentioned, I used MOTUC figures for the purpose of this review/feature. The figure’s grip hold the shields tightly, and will work with just about all figures with an open hand. I have the first version of Skeletor, the one with the open hand, and the shield will still work with that version as you will see below.
I have a little bit of insight into HOW these are made because I know the guys at SMC and I know that each batch of resin is hand mixed to get the correct colors to to best match costumes/armor and accessories. They are all made to look metallic, so they look more like a metal shield than a plastic accessory. Every one of these are hand assembled. None of the samples I have seen have any bubbles or defects that you often get in hand made resin pieces.
I’m really happy with the way these turned out. You can tell a lot of care went into the design, colors and center-pieces of each one of the shields. I don’t think anyone will be disappointed if they add these to their action figure arsenal.
But, just seeing a picture of the shield by itself isn’t very helpful so here are some images of figures holding the shields.
Here are my "random selections" of figures and shields:
The Hero’s Shield of Deliverance
The Villain’s Shield of Destruction
- April 2014 
- March 2014 
- February 2014 
- January 2014 
- December 2013 
- November 2013 
- October 2013 
- September 2013 
- August 2013 
- July 2013 
- June 2013 
- May 2013 
- April 2013 
- March 2013 
- February 2013 
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