Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Mrs. Incredible / Elastigirl
Let's start with Helen Parr aka Elastigirl. She's usable in the Incredibles part of the game and her powers in the game reflect her powers better than a third person game has any right to. Her punches and kicks basically turn her into Dhalsim and her "Strong Attack" imitates her rubber arms version of the Spider-man swing, allowing you to attach to buildings and or enemies and then slingshot yourself towards them. It's such a useful power and well implemented that the game eventually gives you an accessory so any character can imitate it. And I mean any character. It's available in the toy box mode so now Jack Sparrow can slingshot himself at walls and enemies.
Holly Hunter doesn't return to voice the character, but EG Daily does a pretty good job with the southern drawl. The figure looks awesome, the paint is sharp and the pose really showcases the character's effectiveness as a badass. You may want to check the paint around the mask though, I noticed a few figures where the paint can be a bit blurry around the eyes and edges of the mask, but it's barely noticeable. I'd say it's one of the better figures in the first wave, although really, all the figures in the first wave are pretty well done, with a few noticeable exceptions.