Toy review roundup (via Fanmode)

fanmode-copy Michael Crawford reviews the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Iron Man Mark II 1/6-scale figure. Excerpt: “Recognizing that certain aspects of this figure cost less because of the re-use, they added in more stuff to give you that additional value.”

Jeff Parker reviews the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Iron Man Mark II Sideshow exclusive 1/6-scale figure. Excerpt: “As near to perfection as it is possible to get in this scale …”

yo go re reviews the Jakks Pacific WWE Deluxe Build N’ Brawl Sgt. Slaughter figure. Excerpt: “… the toy would be a bit small if he were a Joe release. Other than that, however, the figure blends perfectly.”

Artemis reviews the Playmates Toys Star Trek Warp Collection Scotty 6-inch figure. Excerpt: “… decent enough in broad strokes, but still lacking.”

Artemis reviews the Playmates Toys Star Trek Warp Collection Cadet Uhura 6-inch figure. Excerpt: “She’s okay. But as a Star Trek fan I want better than an ‘okay’ figure …” (See also.)

yo go re reviews the Hasbro X-Men Origins Wolverine Maverick (Comic Series) figure. Excerpt: “… the design of the figure appropriately matches the artwork, but it’s still a crap design to begin with.”

Philip Reed reviews the Hasbro X-Men Origins Wolverine Iceman (Comic Series) figure. Excerpt: “I can’t insist that anyone out there rush out and buy this toy, but if you love translucent toys then Iceman’s going to make a great addition to your collection.”

Tommy reviews the Kaiyodo Fraulein Revoltech Futami Mami (Snow Strawberry version) Friend Shop exclusive figure from The Idolmaster game. Excerpt: “I feel that it is necessary for me to post a detailed review on the Fräulein line to clear up many misconceptions and dispositions surrounding them.” (See also.)

EVA Unit 4A reviews the Bandai Power Rangers RPM High Octane Megazord set. Excerpt: “The High Octane Megazord set was specifically designed to be both smaller and cheaper than its Japanese counterpart.”

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe Classic Deluxe class Prowl figure. Excerpt: “Most Prowls were tacky, and others smeared when you touched them. The problem was corrected with later waves, thankfully, so you don’t really need to worry about it if you’re buying Prowl now …” (See also.)

Darren Cilenti reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe Deluxe class Generation 1 series Smokescreen figure. Excerpt: “The plastic also feels quite cheap, so I can’t really recommend this version of the mould over Prowl …” (See also.)

Darren Cilenti reviews the Takara Tomy Transformers Henkei C-11 Ironhide figure. Excerpt: “For G1 fans this is an excellent update of Ironhide, and can satisfy cartoon fans in a way that the G1 toy never could, so I’d recommend this toy unequivocally.” (See also.)

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Voyager class Blitzwing figure. Excerpt: “… Hasbro has made the character into a very fun toy.” (See also.)

Darren Cilenti reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe Animated Series Legends class Bumblebee figure. Excerpt: “… a very good Legends toy, and is far more elegant than the awkward deluxe version of the character released under the Animated banner.”

Artemis reviews the Lego Bionicle 8924 Maxilos and Spinax set. Excerpt: “Even with the weak hips, Maxilos is simply bloody impressive …”

Artemis reviews the Lego Bionicle Mistika 8695 Gorast set. Excerpt: “… she’s the most nervous Makuta in the history of Karda Nui.”

Nathan Newell reviews the Playmates Toys Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise toy. Excerpt: “At $30, this Enterprise toy is a big let-down.”

Retro reviews

Tom Prankerd reviews the Bandai High Complete Model (HCM) MSZ-006 Z-Gundam 1/144-scale figure from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. Excerpt: “It’s a very weak toy in all, and despite being one of the cheapest HCM figures to find, is best avoided.”

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection Voolvif Monn figure from Clone Wars. Excerpt: “Werewolves are awesome.” (See also.)

Darren Cilenti reviews the Takara Tomy Transformers Henkei D-01 Megatron figure. Excerpt: “It’s a well designed mould with only a few flaws – the robot mode heels being the main annoyance.” (See also.)

Erin Snyder reviews the DC Direct Wonder Woman Agent Diana Prince figure. Excerpt: “… I just don’t care for this version of Diana Prince. But, as a figure, the toy is technically excellent.” (See also.)

Philip Reed reviews the Toy Biz Amazing Heroes X-Men Apocalypse figure. Excerpt: “… in general this is a great Apocalypse action figure that would have probably been ranged as an awesome Apocalypse action figure when it was first released.”

Philip Reed reviews the Toy Biz X-Men Onslaught Onslaught (with Ultimate Power Armor) figure. Excerpt: “A dude trapped inside another dude and a window to peer through? I’m sold!”

Philip Reed reviews the Toy Biz X-Men Missile Flyers Future Bishop figure. Excerpt: “… the flightpack, the piece I thought would really detract from the toy’s value, turns this into a cool-looking action figure with a weird, futuristic appearance.”

Philip Reed reviews the Toy Biz X-Men Classics Light Up Weapon Juggernaut figure. Excerpt: “What is it about toy companies and lights?”

Philip Reed reviews the Kenner Star Wars INT-4 Interceptor toy. Excerpt: “It’s not the best of the mini-rigs, but its AT-AT-inspired design, large size, and retractable wings makes it a fun toy.”

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