Toy review roundup (via Fanmode), 1/27/09

fanmode-copy Michael Crawford reviews the Hot Toys Predator 2 Lost Predator 1/6-scale figure. Excerpt: “… you won’t feel like you got some sort of steal, but you’ll know why you spent that much money.”

Jeff Parker reviews the Hot Toys Alien 3 Dog Alien 1/6-scale figure. Excerpt: “You couldn’t describe it as a bargain, but the work lavished on it certainly makes it fair …”

Poe Ghostal reviews the Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Skeletor Mattycollector exclusive figure. Excerpt: “While I think this is a great sculpt, there’s no question it’s lacking in a lot of the traditional hallmarks of what is often considered great action figure sculpting …”

Dave Van Domelen reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe Deluxe class Generation 1 series Smokescreen and Beast Wars series Dinobot figures. Excerpt: “(Re: Dinobot) I think this design team is just not Beast-compatible.”

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe G1 Series Deluxe class Cyclonus with Nightstick set. Excerpt: “He’s easily the best of this newest batch, so snap him up as soon as you see him.” (See also.)

Darren Cilenti reviews the Hasbro Transformers Fast Action Battlers Desert Blast Brawl figure. Excerpt: “The tank mode looks good and the colours are good, but I’m not sure this is enough to save the mould.”

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Marvel Legends Ares series Vision Wal-Mart exclusive figure. Excerpt: “Did we really need another?” (See also.)

Nathan Newell reviews the Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Super Legends Green Power Ranger figure. Excerpt: “This is pretty much what I’ve been waiting for all these years …” (See also.)

Action Toy Review reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Cyborg Superman figure from the Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive Cyborg Superman and Mongol Super Enemies Figure Pack. Excerpt: “… we are lucky that Mattel has decided to re-release this action figure at a reasonable cost because it certainly is not worth the $80-$100 that most eBay sellers were asking for before the new 2 pack arrived.”

Corey Tincher reviews the Mattel Batman The Brave and The Bold Cyclone Spinner Red Tornado figure. Excerpt: “… this toy is probably the most disappointing B:BatB figure out yet.”

EVA Unit 4A reviews the Thinkway Toys WALL-E Search ‘N Protect EVE toy. Excerpt: “… I don’t think that Thinkway Toys could have done any better.” (See also.)

Updatedude reviews the Bandai Ben 10 Alien Collection Diamondhead figure. Excerpt: “A neat little toy …”

Artemis reviews the Lego Bionicle 8698 Vultraz set. Excerpt: “… he’s cruising around impressing the bimbos while the honest goody-two-shoes Bionicles look on in envious fury.”

Artemis reviews the Lego Bionicle Barraki 8916 Takadox set. Excerpt: “… a creepy-looking and fun figure.”

Retro reviews

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Star Wars Death Star Trash Compactor (Luke Skywalker and Han Solo) and Death Star Trash Compactor (Princess Leia and Chewbacca) sets from Star Wars: A New Hope. Excerpt: “… a really excellent diorama.” (See also.)

Updatedude reviews the Hasbro Transformers Movie Deluxe class Wreckage figure. Excerpt: “When Wreckage first came out, he was arguably one of, if not the best Movie Deluxe available.”

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