Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 12/24/08

fanmode-copy Dave Van Domelen reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Deluxe class Blurr, Swindle and Blazing Lockdown figures. Excerpt: “(Re: Blurr) A very good updating of the original toy, and an amazingly solid toy in its own right.”

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Leader class Ultra Magnus figure. Excerpt: “Ultra Magnus is fun in both modes, and has lots of play features all around.” (See also.)

Michael Crawford reviews the Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Order of the Jedi Ki-Adi-Mundi: Jedi Master Sideshow exclusive 1/6-scale figure. Excerpt: “The smaller body, combined with the elongated head, makes him appear very stubby.”

Artemis reviews the Yamato VMF (Variable Motion Figure) Motoko Kusanagi 1/7 -scale figure from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Excerpt: “… with nothing more radical than elegant design, you can have a figure that looks like a statue and moves like a breakdancer.” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Hasbro Star Wars Order 66 Obi-Wan Kenobi and ARC Trooper Commander, Anakin Skywalker and ARC Trooper, Tsui Choi and BARC Trooper, Emperor Palpatine and Commander Vill, Luminara Unduli and AT-RT Driver, and Master Sev and ARC Trooper Target exclusive two-packs. Excerpt: “I mostly got them for the Clone Troopers, but the other figures that came in these two-packs are also very impressive.” (See also: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.)

Artemis reviews the Hasbro Star Wars The Legacy Collection Quarren Soldier figure from Clone Wars. Excerpt: “He’s got a certain line going in sturdy warrior poses, but any kind of fighting stance is out of the question.” (See also.)

Artemis reviews the Hasbro Star Wars The Legacy Collection Mon Calamari Warrior figure from Clone Wars. Excerpt: “… good figure, shame about the knees.” (See also.)

Justin Bell reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Resolute Duke figure. Excerpt: “… this is the greatest Duke that the line has seen.” (See also.)

yo go re reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Scarlett (pilot version) figure. Excerpt: “… consider this an homage, an in-joke that only the most inside fans will get.” (See also.)

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Marvel Legends Red Hulk Series Adam Warlock Target exclusive figure. Excerpt: “… the toy is well made, shows some growth on Hasbro’s part …” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Hasbro Iron Man Titanium Man figure. Excerpt: “Pretty impressive, really.” (See also.)

Erin Snyder reviews the Mattel DC Universe Infinite Heroes Crisis Series Raven figure from the Starfire, Captain Boomerang and Raven three-pack. Excerpt: “I don’t feel the need to start over in a new scale… especially at this price.”

EVA Unit 4A reviews the Bandai Power Rangers Jungle Fury Deluxe Jungle Master Megazord set. Excerpt: “… despite its simple transformation and functions, I like the Deluxe Jungle Master Megazord best of all the mecha from ‘Power Rangers Jungle Fury’.”

Retro reviews

Tom Prankerd reviews the Takatoku Toys Kahen Mecha Series Batrain C-3 SL Type (normal colour version) figure from Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger. Excerpt: “While Batrain doesn’t have the quality or design of contemporary Popy efforts, the bizarre mixture of a very childlike train mode and a very serious-looking robot mode is interesting stuff …” (See also.)

Engineernerd reviews the Palisades Muppets Vacation Pepe ToyFare exclusive figure. Excerpt: “Great look and great accessories make for great figures.”

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Star Wars The Saga Collection Foul Moudama figure from Clone Wars. Excerpt: “He could really use some more articulation … and you may need a rubberband to keep his weapon in place.”

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Bandai Power Rangers Operation Overdrive Mission Response Vehicle set. Excerpt: “It’s an impressive looking vehicle, with an interesting effect.”

Leonardo Flores reviews the Clover Diecast Gundam (versions 2) 1/132-scale figure. Excerpt: “The not so subtle transition from the Chogokin era to the Real Robot era.” (See also.)

Leonardo Flores reviews the Matchbox Robotech Dana Sterling figure. Excerpt: “… I like this figure for one reason and one reason only …”

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