Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 12/30/08

fanmode-copy Corey Tincher reviews the Mezco Toyz Hellboy II: The Golden Army Hellboy (black-shirted version with cat, six-pack and Samaritan) 7-inch- scale figure. Excerpt: “It might be a few dollars overpriced, but he’s just a really well made figure that uses a strong, heavy plastic that feels like $16 in your hands.”

Michael Crawford reviews the Diamond Select Toys Star Wars Ultimate Quarter Scale Darth Maul figure. Excerpt: “I had to actually get THREE of these figures, because the first two broke right out of the package.”

Jeff Parker reviews the Hot Toys British Army Blues and Royals Regiment in Afghanistan Lieutenant and Tank Commander 1/6-scale figures. Excerpt: “It’s great to have a couple of good British figures in the series and I shall display mine with a certain amount of patriotic pride!” (See also.)

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Marvel Legends Red Hulk Series Union Jack Target exclusive figure. Excerpt: “Both weapons are rubberbanded to his hands in the package, which of course means they’re both warped all to hell by the time he’s shipped from China …” (See also.)

Steve Pietrangelo reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Black Lightning Wal-Mart exclusive figure. Excerpt: “Unfortunately I got one with a crappy paint job …” (See also.)

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Transformers Allspark Power Voyager class Mudflap Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive figure. Excerpt: “This movie repaint doesn’t correct any of the old problems, and you’ll be better off not buying him.” (See also.)

Josh Bernard reviews the Hasbro Star Wars The Clone Wars R2-D2 figure. Excerpt: “This toy may be the best 3-3/4 scale Artoo ever released.” (See also.)

Richard Eubanks reviews the Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select Iron Man figure. Excerpt: “While not my favorite version of the armor, it is still nicely done …”

Jorge Pelaez reviews the Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select Red Hulk figure. Excerpt: “In terms of movement, the Hasbro version of Red Hulk completely out-performs this one by offering almost twice the articulation.”

Retro reviews

Engineernerd reviews the Kenner Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Butch Cassidy figure. Excerpt: “He looks a bit more like a vintage Han Solo figure with a hat than anything else.”

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Hasbro Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection Saga Legends 501st Legion Trooper (Super Articulated version) figure from Revenge of the Sith.. Excerpt: “Hasbro has finally done right by the 501st Legion.”

Leonardo Flores reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Starduster (version A) mail-away exclusive figure. Excerpt: “Although Starduster is a recolored parts figure something about how it was done makes it a standout figure.” (See also.)

Tom Prankerd reviews the Takara Transformers Collector’s Edition 91 Clamp Down e-Hobby exclusive figure from the Clamp Down and Deep Cover set. Excerpt: “Clamp Down is a tricky figure to evaluate.”

Tom Prankerd reviews the Hasbro Transformers Generation One Commemorative Series Red Alert figure. Excerpt: “He’s very sensible-looking, but lacks a certain amount of individuality.”


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  1. Motorthing

    You may be right. Darn global capitalism!

  2. Poe

    Rising prices for plastic (due to crude oil) and the worldwide economic crisis forcing Chinese factories to close and experienced factory workers into unemployment.

  3. Motorthing

    So the Big Maul has DCUC levels of QC – seems to be a worrying trend in Action Figures – this never happened prior to a couple of years back on practically any line except McFarlanes stuff,….wonder why?

  4. I want that Hellboy figure SO BADLY!

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