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Viral Unit Review

Viral Unit
Cyber Units (McFarlane)
There are so many great things to say about McFarlane's line of figures. Great characters, beautiful sculpts, and insane amounts of detail are just a few, but the huge drawback of all this goodness is the almost non-exsistant articulation. Why do so many people have a problem with this? Because McFarlane calls them ACTION FIGURES, not statues. Why not just call them what they are, mini-statues, goddess knows these figures are already priced like statues. Luckily, once in a blood-moon, McFarlane decides to make authentic action figures, with all the articulation we could ask for to get great action-poses.

I buy random figures all the time, mostly as fodder for my customs, but McFarlane's stuff demands to be left alone. The figures are just so perfect that to chop them up for fodder is a crime (but we still do it anyway :P ). These Cyber Units are a perfect example of the awesomeness a little articulation adds to McFarlane's figures, even if this were statue-esque, the robotic super-details would make up for it!

The movable parts:
-Head turns side-to-side, it's limited because it's encased in the armor.
-Arms have a full range of motion, and they're click joints!, but they do wear-out easily due to the armor's weight.
-The elbows are hinged and can also turn, the hands and wrists can do the same!
-Upper-body can turn side-to-side, but becomes loose after a while due to weight.
-The legs can move like the arms, they also become loose pretty quickly despite being click-joints.

The armor is incredibly detailed, futuristic, and insect-like, resembling plates scalloped on top of each other. It's mainly metallic-blue with some buttons and insignias painted-on. The large shoulder-pads severely limit arm-movement but they are flexible (for some poseability) and easily removable. There are a few perfect little holes scattered through-out the armor, as if there were supposed to be some other accessory there, but there aren't, I bought mine MIP and there was nothing more than two removable masks and the projectile that shoots out of the right arm (and oh man is it painful when it hits!). The masks are extremely difficult to "clip-on" to the small insect-like head. The small round helm is passable, but the big scary bug-helmet is nearly impossible to clip-on securely.

Why did I buy this figure? Because it's a giant scary-bum 7-inch mecha-insect, the wow-factor is off the scale!

      by Dr Nightmare   Update Review

User Comments
Unknown User - Friday, July 13, 2007
They do connect together...Big Lots has all of them..Red, Blue, green.
BYGTOPP - Monday, July 9, 2007
how come they nbever showed you how to put them together in any of the pkgs.
kinda made me wonder about the "transformers" aspect of it
oh well
cowboyink - Sunday, July 8, 2007
yupp here they are called Interlink 6
cowboyink - Sunday, July 8, 2007
i thought the viral units were repaints and reissues of that line ill look it up
Dr Nightmare - Sunday, July 8, 2007
Did they? That would explain the wierd random holes everywhere. But maybe that was a different line, I remember a series where the figs did that but they were called by numbers, like U57-04 or something, not by names like "Viral Unit"
cowboyink - Saturday, July 7, 2007
didn''t these form together into one huge thing?
Unknown User - Saturday, July 7, 2007
Great work, I have only bought the old Mcfarlane figures because they did have a bit of articulation.
Dr Nightmare - Friday, July 6, 2007
Really? Cool, these things have a ton of great armor pieces, If I find anymore at the B.L. then I''m making some crazy Iron Man suits
BYGTOPP - Friday, July 6, 2007
Im guilty of buying at least 4 or 5 of the series and foddering em into pieces. 6$ at big lots
the one near my house is out but there are some more at other b.l.
Dr Nightmare - Friday, July 6, 2007
Here are the larger pics to get a sense of how detailed the armor is (missing the smaller helmet, have to find it xP):

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