Toy review roundup (via Fanmode)

fanmode-copy EVA Unit 4A reviews the Bandai Macross Origin of Valkyrie VF-1J Valkyrie (Ichijo Hikaru type) 1/55-scale figure. Excerpt: “I still love the Takatoku Toys 1/55-scale sets, and this VF-1J Valkyrie (Ichijyo ver.) is no exception.”

EVA Unit 4A reviews the Bandai Macross Origin of Valkyrie VF-1S Valkyrie (Roy Focker type) 1/55-scale figure. Excerpt: “While my 1990 reissue will remain a treasured founding piece in my own collection, the Origin of Valkyrie line allows me to appreciate the quality of the design once more from a collector’s standpoint.”

Corey Tincher reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Blue Beetle figure. Excerpt: “This toy does Blue Beetle some of the justice he deserves by giving fans a little something to hold on to.”

Artemis reviews the NECA Resident Evil Sheva Alomar figure from Resident Evil 5. Excerpt: “… I want to really like this figure, but I just can’t.”

Michael Crawford reviews the Sideshow Collectibles The Dead Subject 2221: The Harbinger Sideshow exclusive 1/6-scale figure. Excerpt: “I love the exposed brain, and having such a unique character – a priest! – zombified is a real treat.”

Dave Van Domelen reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Deluxe class Waspinator and Samurai Prowl figures. Excerpt: “(Re: Samurai Prowl) … despite looking like only a minor mold tweak, it’s actually extensively remolded.” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Bandai Power Rangers Jungle Fury Jungle Master Tiger Ranger, Jungle Master Jaguar Ranger, Jungle Master Cheetah Ranger, Jungle Master Elephant Ranger, Jungle Master Shark Ranger and Jungle Master Bat Ranger figures. Excerpt: “Despite a few glitches, these are still very cool figures.”

Michael Crawford reviews the DC Direct Watchmen The Comedian, Silk Spectre (Classic), Dr. Manhattan and Nite Owl (Classic) figures. Excerpt: “… overall I like this wave quite a bit better than the first.” (See also.)

Retro reviews

Josh Larimer reviews the Bandai DX Chogokin GC-01 Grandbirth figure from Space Sheriff Sharivan. Excerpt: “I love that Grandbirth is fearlessly and uncompromisingly ugly.”

Leonardo Flores reviews the Bandai Godaikin DX Goggle V set from the Dai Sentai Goggle V series. Excerpt: “… back when I was a kid I had so much fun with this toy and it was one of my favorites.” (See also.)