Toy review roundup (via Fanmode), 2/7/09

fanmode-copy Sanjeev reviews the Onell Design Buildman Ranic (Standard and Reverse versions) figures. Excerpt: “… equal parts action figure and building toy.”

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Hasbro Star Wars The Legacy Collection Clone Trooper (with Cip-Quad) figure. Excerpt: “… he certainly comes with an impressive piece of weaponry that goes way, way beyond the usual blaster pistol these guys tend to be issued.” (See also.)

Scott Rubin reviews the Mattel DC Universe Infinite Heroes Crisis series Starfire, Captain Boomerang and Raven three-pack. Excerpt: “… a diverse and motley mix of figures.”

Scott Rubin reviews the Mattel DC Universe Infinite Heroes Crisis series Hawkman and Thanagarian Warriors three-pack. Excerpt: “(Hawkman)’s practically worth the cost of the three pack all on his own!” (See also.)

Rustin Parr reviews the Mattel DC Universe Justice League Unlimited Mr. Miracle, Superman, Forager, Mantis, Darkseid and Lashina figures from the Target exclusive Attack from Apokolips six-pack. Excerpt: “… three exclusive figures, especially such comparably low-tier ones, just makes this set irrestible to JLU and New Gods fans alike.”

Philip Reed reviews the Mattel DC Universe Justice League Unlimited Bizarro figure. Excerpt: “This appears to be one of those rare cases where the toy would have been better off left in the package.”

Scott Rubin (part 2) reviews the Bandai Ben 10 Alien Force Kevin Levin, Alan as Heatblast, DNAlien and Goop figures. Excerpt: “Alien Force is off to a great start in 2009 with this quartet of Alien Collection figures.”

yo go re reviews the NECA Bionic Commando Nathan “Rad” Spencer figure. Excerpt: “He’s well-designed, insanely playable and just all-around cool.” (See also.)

Jorge Pelaez (part 2) reviews the NECA Street Fighter IV C. Viper, Ryu and Ken figures. Excerpt: “Although SOTA did a great job on their Street Fighter collection, I truly prefer the larger scale, detail and over-all look that NECA has given these characters so far.” (See also: 1, 2, 3.)

Monkey Boy reviews the NECA Alien Alien and Aliens Alien Warrior 7-inch-scale figures. Excerpt: “… with a little more quality control, they could have been damn near perfect, and one has to wonder just what is going on these days at the ol’ NECA house.” (See also.)

Gulherme Lentz reviews the Hot Toys U.S. Secret Service Emergency Response Team ( ERT) with P90 1/6-scale figure. Excerpt: “This is the best female sculpt I have ever seen …” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Cobra Headhunters! 2008 International G.I. Joe Convention exclusive box set. Excertp: “This is an amazing set of figures …” (See also.)

yo go re reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Zartan figure. Excerpt: “… an excellent offering.” (See also.)

Erin Snyder reviews the Mezco Toyz HB II Liz Sherman 7-inch-scale figure from Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Excerpt: “… for every problem the figure has, there’s something else that makes up for it.” (See also.)

Corey Tincher reviews the Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Beast Man Mattycollector exclusive figure. Excerpt: “This is another figure that was almost there, but is held back with some problematic articulation.” (See also.)

Corey Tincher reviews the Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics He-Man Mattycollector exclusive figure. Excerpt: “This figure is a very good toy but I seem to be missing the all encompassing love that many others are expressing for him.” (See also.)

Poe Ghostal reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Hawkman figure. Excerpt: “This is as good as it gets, folks.” (See also.)

Michael Crawford reviews the NECA Coraline (PJs, Raincoat and Boots, and Striped Sweater versions) bendy figures. Excerpt: “It’s clear that it doesn’t take much to rub the paint off, so handle with care.”

Retro reviews

Josh Bernard reviews the Hasbro Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise figure. Excerpt: “She is what we like to call in toy terms, a ‘Butterface’ …” (See also.)

NekroDave reviews the Sideshow Collectibles The Outer Limits Ikar and Ikar’s Soldier 1/6-scale figures. Excerpt: “(Re: Ikar) … a distinctive design …” (See also.)

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