Packaging - *1/2
Okay, the graphics are nice, and the colors fit the theme. That's it
for these packages though. The die cut top is going to get easily
bent, disappointing any MOMC collectors.
top of that, these cards are bi-lingual. What is Mattel
thinking? I know what they are thinking - if they have to do
bi-lingual cards for Canada, why not use them in the States as
well? Hey, they can save a few bucks that way. Unfortunately,
since I know that, I'm even more shocked at the price they seem to think
they can rape us for these days. Hasbro did this to us with another
terribly over priced line, Planet of the Apes.
and as I mentioned above, while the characters are pictured on the back,
they aren't named. Overall, a weak effort by Mattel.
Sculpting - **1/2
I've seen the trailer, and this looks like the cartoon character.
It's not a highly detailed sculpt, but both the figure and the accessories
are nicely done.
BUT (admit it, you knew it
was coming), but the head is soft rubber. Yep, we're talking about
doggie chew toy rubber here. Overall, the material used in this
figure is poor, and I certainly expected better.
There's no fancy paint ops here, but at least what is here is clean.
The lines are good, his eyes are well done, and the color scheme is
due to the soft rubber head but hard plastic arms, the flesh tones don't
quite match up. Not surprising when you use cheapo rubber.
There's a decent number of points for this style figure, with neck,
shoulders, waist and hips. The hip joints are pretty funky though,
and I had to work them loose before they'd operate very well. Here's
a figure that can sit down at least!
The best part of this figure at least, and a couple others in the line, is
the accessories. He comes with some cool shades, a propeller pack,
and a couple projectiles.
The propeller works well, and
folks up nicely into the backpack. The glasses are made of very
strong plastic, so you have to be careful putting them on, but they look
great once you do. And while the two projectiles don't fire worth
diddily, the look pretty good in the backpack.
Value - Bupkis
If I could, I'd give this figure negative points. I had to spend a
lot of time trying to decide if I really wanted to spend nine bucks.
He looked pretty cool in the package though, and I finally broke
down. What a terrible mistake.
Ever watch a movie and wish
you could get that two hours of your life back? This figure is the
toy-equivalent. I don't know what the hell Mattel is thinking, but
just because they hire some McToys sculptors, doesn't mean they can charge