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Reviews by Mr-X
Zam Wesell Speeder
Star Wars - Saga (Kenner) - Vehicles
Rated 5.00 stars by Mr-X
The Star Wars Saga collection only had a few vehicles, none were really big and fancy though. However, the ones they did make were cool and fit well in the lines, current and past. The one featured in this review is Zam Wesell's speeder. I can start off by saying its probably my favorite AotC vehicle, its small, light and looks cool. Its about a foot long and can hold one character. It features an open/close cockpit and battle damage. The battle damage is nifty and probably the best one. The craft has two "wings" that jut out the front. These two wings are made of two springs covered in rubber detailed to look like the crafty. Over each wing fits a solid plastic panel which hooks into two holes on each wing. To use the battle damage, you simply smash it. You slam the front of ship into...[See More]
TaunTaun & Luke Skywalker (Hoth Gear)
Star Wars - Power of the Force II (Kenner) - Creature Sets
Rated 5.00 stars by Mr-X
TaunTaun's were a species of animal that looked like a combination of a goat and horse. They were native to the planet Hoth and were used by the Rebels to patrol their base since their usual fighter were not yet all adapted to the new environment. As beats of burden they were easily frightened but became the main unit of transportation on the plant Hoth. The TaunTaun figures were released twice in this line, once with a Han Solo figure and another time with Luke Skywalker. Im guessing they feature the same body and action but I only own the Luke one, which is the center of this review. The pack comes with several things, a TaunTaun, Luke, a harness and a blaster. Ill kick the review off with the TaunTaun. The TaunTaun is a bit taller then the usually SW figures but not by much. At full...[See More]
Rebel Trooper (Tantive IV Defender)
Star Wars - Power of the Jedi (Kenner) - A New Hope
Rated 4.50 stars by Mr-X
I'm still not a big fan of the Power of the Jedi series, doubt I will ever by one. The figures were om but the main problem lay in their hands. They were made much smaller which means they couldn't hold on of the other lines weapons, something annoying since the lines before had much better weapons. They actually could hold the weapons, but not very well and you had to really force them in, something that was just a waste of time. Of course, with small hands come small weapons. These new weapons were much smaller and the plastic was pathetic, they bent and broke very easily. Since they were so small, the vice versa thing happened also, older figures couldn't hold them and unlike the PotJ line, you couldn't make their hands smaller. The line really should have been more in scale with the...[See More]
A-Wing Fighter
Star Wars - Power of the Force II (Kenner) - Vehicles
Rated 4.90 stars by Mr-X
The A-Wing fighters were part of the small but resourceful Rebel fleet. They were small, lightly armored ships used primarily to engage TIE units, with good results majority of the time. The A-Wings also played significant other roles in the Galactic Civil war, protecting key Rebel targets, scouting, etc. There were even key battles won by A-Wing pilots. The Imperial Super Star Destroyer was taken out at the Battle of Endor when a fatally wounded A-Wing crashed/flew into her command center, killing key officers and causing the ship to plumment into the Second Death Star, killing hundreds more Imperial troopers. The A-Wing is actually pretty small for the SW line, its about 12-14 inches long, pretty small. It doesn't come with any fancy missile launchers or sound effects but it does come...[See More]
Iruka Umino (Shuriken Attack)
Naruto (Mattel) - Deluxe Training
Rated 4.95 stars by Mr-X
Iruka was Narutos teacher in the academy. He supervised Naruto's classes and tried to push him to do better. Unlike other adults in the village, he did not blame Naruto for what the demon held inside of him did. After Naruto's graduation from the academy, Iruka took up training the next group of ninja candidates and became a father figure to Naruto. Iruka comes at 4 inches and he appears to have the same exact body sculpt as Kakashi. Bandai must have wanted to save money from doing new sculpts but it really doesn't matter. all the ninjas wear the same gear and whatnot and at least they changed his skin color and his head. He comes with three things of interest, a weapon, a base and an action. Like the first wave characters, his waist was put on a turntable joint to allow him to throw...[See More]
Kakashi Hatake (Substitution Jutsu)
Naruto (Mattel) - Deluxe Training
Rated 5.00 stars by Mr-X
While the Naruto line focused more or less on the younger ninjas from their series, their sensei's and other adult ninjas were also made to add to the series. They were a nice addition and a nice change from the usual characters. Most of the Leaf adult ninjas came wearing the standard uniform, something that allowed a quick troop builder if one really wanted to build and army of ninjas. Anyhow, one that stuck out was Naruto's teacher, Kakashi. Known for his carefree attitude and awesome fighting skills, he is still a top among fan favorites. Like Zabuza, Kakashi comes at 4 inches tall, fitting in with his team members. He doesn't come with any weapons but instead a base and an action. The base is a tree and allows him to preform a "ninjutsu". Both ends of the tree have small rods...[See More]
Zabuza Momochi (Guillotine Sword)
Naruto (Mattel)
Rated 5.00 stars by Mr-X
The Naruto figure series was good in many ways. It made all the good figures and it stuck close to the anime, close enough to actually represent it well enough. There were a few flaws in the series but nothing that major. The Zabuza figure was a good figure and my first actual Naruto figure. It was pretty sweet, he came dressed in his anime clothes and with his weapon of choice. There was however a small flaw that can be annoying, one they kinda fixed on the later figures. Anyhow, on to the review. Zabuza comes at about 4 inches tall. Since he was one of the older Naruto characters, he fits well in with the crowd since they are 3.75 inches tall. He doesn't come with any fancy action or whatnot but he does come with one weapon: His giant sword. It could easily be a rip off of the Buster...[See More]
Sasuke Uchiha (Kunax Daggers)
Naruto (Mattel)
Rated 5.00 stars by Mr-X
Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke Uchiha is considered the second main character from the Naruto series, some fans may argue hes more interesting then Naruto. Like Naruto, he got several repackages and variants, all of which got some new things at least so they can be forgiven. Anyhow the one im reviewing here is the first wave figure that was released along with the first wave Naruto. Like the first series Naruto, Sasuke comes with a weapon and an action. I really wont go into his action because it’s the EXACT same as Narutos, the throwing knives action. It works the same way, pull back, let go and watch the little knives fly. Sadly the knives still stink and still fall out of the figures hand, there really isn’t to much we can do about it though. Since we’ve covered all that already, lets move...[See More]
Naruto Uzumaki (Kunax Daggers)
Naruto (Mattel)
Rated 4.95 stars by Mr-X
Naruto Uzumaki In the past few months I've gotten more and more into anime. Ive watched several series and enjoyed them but not as much as Naruto. It has a good story line, the characters are pretty cool and there is little editing, something that’s always appreciated. Granted the English series differs a little from the Japanese series(English is FAR behind and the voices sound very different) they are both pretty good. Like I said in one of my customs, I was excited when they decided to make a line of Naruto figures. Most of these series was good, the detail wasn’t shabby and they made all the good characters(the rest I have to make lol) Anyhow, this review is directed towards the Naruto Uzumaki first wave figure. Being the main character, Naruto is the most redone and repackaged...[See More]
Landspeeder
Star Wars - Power of the Force II (Kenner) - Vehicles
Rated 4.75 stars by Mr-X
The Landspeeder was Luke's only form of transportation on his desert home world. It was equipped with no weapons but with a repulser lift that let it speed across the vast deserts. The Landspeeder was only seen briefly in the begging of "A New Hope", about the first 15-20 minutes. Its really not surprising that it was made into a figure though, the SW line has their thing about making random figures, probably to boost sales. Even though it is a random figure, its still pretty cool. It comes with a few nice features to it. The first is the fact that it can hold two figures, well just about any two figures as long as their legs don't spread out to wide when they are in the sitting pose. The Speeder also has a peg behind each seat, this lets you stick more figures on the vehicle, like the...[See More]
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