Toy review roundup (via Fanmode), 2/18/09

fanmode-copy Michael Crawford reviews the Diamond Select Toys Ultimate Quarter Scale Han in Hoth Gear figure from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Excerpt: “… I had my hopes up that he’d be the ONE, the Neo of the line.”

Michael Crawford reviews the Mezco Toyz Cinema of Fear Jason Voorhees (hockey mask version) 7-inch figure from Friday the 13th (2009 remake). Excerpt: “Mezco has done a nice job packing in some useful weapons for Jason, as he hacks his way through your display shelf.”

Rustin Parr reviews the JUN Planning Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington figure. Excerpt: “While paint and sculpt put NECA’s to shame, the lack of thigh and especially bicep articulation really, really limit this figure.”

Corey Tincher reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Resolute Comic Pack Tunnel Rat vs. Storm Shadow two-pack. Excerpt: “They really are worth the price.” (See also.)

Artemis reviews the Hasbro Star Wars The Legacy Collection Darth Vader figure. Excerpt: “… do you want a Darth Vader figure? If so, buy this one.” (See also.)

Nathan Newell reviews the Wild Planet Skeleflex Aliens Skullkor kit. Excerpt: “Skullkor is a great action figure with tons of fun play value.” (See also.)

Philip Reed reviews the Onell Design Glyos System Series Rothan Pheyden, Redlaw Exellis and Standard Sarvos figures. Excerpt: “They make an excellent diversion when I’m stressed and they’re so durable that I don’t worry about breaking them.”

yo go re reviews the DC Direct Superman/Batman Despero figure. Excerpt: “Even with the low-end articulation, I still really like this figure quite a lot.”

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Marvel Legends Ares Series Kang Wal-Mart exclusive figure. Excerpt: “… this is a straight re-release of the old figure, right down to the 2005 ToyBiz copyright stamped on his leg.” (See also.)

Monkey Boy reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Robin figure. Excerpt: “… nice, if a little plain …” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Hasbro Indiana Jones Dr. Henry Jones figure from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Excerpt: “The figure is a superb likeness of Sean Connery as Dr. Henry Jones.” (See also.)

Updatedude (part 2) reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe G1 Series Bruticus Maximus set. Excerpt: “This is a case of the sum being greater than the parts.”

Ben Yee reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe Beast Series Deluxe class Cheetor figure. Excerpt: “I can’t help but look at it and feel that the design was 90% done and then they rushed it out the door …” (See also.)

Ben Yee reviews the Hasbro Transformer Universe Classic Deluxe class Prowl figure. Excerpt: “… some minor tweaks would have made it much more desirable.” (See also.)

Ben Yee reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Deluxe class Blurr figure. Excerpt: “I actually find it very cool that he actually looks better in vehicle mode than the animated model suggests …” (See also.)

Ben Yee reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Deluxe class Soundwave figure. Excerpt: “My only gripe are the floppy legs, which brings this down from highly recommended to recommended.”(See also.)

Darren Cilenti reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Activators Dirge figure. Excerpt: “… it’s one of the worst repaints I’ve seen in a toy paying direct tribute to a G1 character …”

Darren Cilenti reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Activators Grimlock figure. Excerpt: “… a good toy.” (See also.)

Darren Cilenti reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Activators Megatron figure. Excerpt: “Recommended if you like Activators …” (See also.)

Retro reviews

Tom Prankerd reviews the Tomy Kiseki Gattai Ideon set. Excerpt: “… probably the best of the Tomy figures, for what that’s worth …” (See also.)

Erin Snyder reviews the Mezco Toyz Hellboy Abe Sapien 7-inch-scale figure. Excerpt: “I love my Hellboy and Liz figures, but Abe leaves them in the dust.”

Updatedude reviews the Bandai Souchaku Henshin GD-68 Kamen Rider Chalice figure from Kamen Rider Blade. Excerpt: “What else can you ask for in a toy?” (See also.)

Darren Cilenti reviews the Takara Transfomers The Headmasters Cybertron Master Warriors Rodney figure. Excerpt: “… he has such an unusual groin shape.” (See also.)

Artemis reviews the McDonald’s Changeables Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Cheesburger C2, Milk Shake and Large Fries Happy Meal exclusive toys. Excerpt: “Watch what you eat.”

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