Toy review roundup (via Fanmode), 1/31/09

fanmode-copy yo go re reviews the DC Direct Watchmen Rorschach figure. Excerpt: “This figure is only slightly above ‘mediocre’ by 2009 standards …”

Jeff Saylor reviews the NECA Gears of War 2 Marcus Fenix vs. Locust Drone two-pack. Excerpt: “… the best Marcus Fenix figure ever released.”

Philip Reed reviews the Mezco Toyz HB II Hellboy San Diego Comic Con exclusive 3.75-inch figure. Excerpt: “As nice as some of the other Hellboy figures out there look, I really prefer this 3.75″ version …”

Michael Crawford reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Hawkman, “Shazam!” and Collect and Connect Kalibak figures. Excerpt: “Mattel has GOT to get this quality control problem under, well, control.” (See also.)

Corey Tincher reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Killer Moth figure. Excerpt: “Did someone spill a box of Skittles or is that a toy?”

Corey Tincher reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics “Shazam!” figure. Excerpt: “… it’s $12 well spent.”

Corey Tincher reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Space Heroes 2 Pack Adam Strange and Starfire Mattycollector exclusive two-pack. Excerpt: “Starfire is just generally disappointing while Strange is a great figure marred by a number of quality control issues.”

Action Toy Review reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Mongul figure from the Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive Cyborg Superman and Mongul Super Enemies Figure Pack. Excerpt: “… surprisingly a very cool looking figure.”

Michael Crawford reviews the Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics He-Man, Beast Man and Skeletor Mattycollector exclusive figures. Excerpt: “I have no interest in the Masters of the Universe cartoon, and yet I’m loving this line so far.” (See also.)

Jorge Pelaez reviews the Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Skeletor Mattycollector exclusive figure. Excerpt: “… a must-have addition …”

Thomas Wheeler reviews the McFarlane Toys Halo 3 Campaign ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) figure. Excerpt: “… I recommend gently testing the articulation points.” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Hasbro Star Wars The Legacy Collection Battle Packs Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol set. Excerpt: “… two very cool and distinctive Speeder Bikes, and two very cool and very distinctive Imperial troopers.”

Phillip Donnelly reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Sting Raider with Copperhead set. Excerpt: “… a great update to a classic vehicle, with a very cool figure to pilot it.” (See also.)

Phillip Donnelly reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Ghost H.A.W.K with Lift Ticket set. Excerpt: “This successor to the Sky Hawk is an impressive vehicle.” (See also.)

Phillip Donnelly reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Comic Pack Beachhead and Dataframe two-pack. Excerpt: “I would recommend it on Beachhead alone …” (See also.)

Phillip Donnelly reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Comic Pack Scrap-Iron and Wild Bill two-pack. Excerpt: “… Hasbro gave us the Sunbow Wild Bill! In a comic pack.” (See also.)

Phillip Donnelly reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Comic Pack Hard Master and Snake Eyes two-pack. Excerpt: “An odd looking bald man and a dull, gray ninja don’t really appeal all that much to me.” (See also.)

Mike reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Headhunter Driver International G.I. Joe Convention exclusive figure. Excerpt: “… the figure is rather well done, if uninspired.” (See also.)

yo go re reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver figure. Excerpt: “Why does a guy driving the tank need thigh-high armored boots?” (See also.)

Darren Cilenti reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Deluxe class Swindle figure. Excerpt: “… Swindle is one of the more impressive Animated toys.” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Mattel Hot Wheels Batman 1966 TV Series Batmobile 1/18-scale replica. Excerpt: “Mattel has done a really superb job with this vehicle …” (See also.)

Retro reviews

Leonardo Flores reviews the Bandai Saint Seiya Full Action Saint Gemini kit. Excerpt: “If you are a hardcore Saint Seiya and Spiral Zone collector this set is definitely worth picking up …”

Leonardo Flores reviews the Bandai Astro Boy Interactive Astro figure. Excerpt: “… a beautiful link to … the early days of anime.” (See also.)

Leonardo Flores reviews the Matchbox Robotech Veritech Hover Tank figure. Excerpt: “… one of Matchbox’s stand out pieces in the line that was filled with so many misfires and bad quality control.” (See also.)

Artemis reviews the McFarlane Toys Beowulf Grendel’s Mother figure. Excerpt: “… it never really wows you.”

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