Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bayley



I don't pay attention to WWE figure schedules, but this blindsided me. It's a wave of NXT figures that's a Target Exclusive. This specific Elite figure and all the basic figures come with Tubeman BAF parts. 

They made wacky waving inflatable tubeman action figures. Kinda expensive, but this one comes with a bonus Bayley figure. 

Sadly, I don't want any of the other figures that come with tubeman parts, but if I did, oh man I would be so on that. I'm really hoping for some showing up cheap on ebay in a few months once they're easier to find in stores. (Right now the tubemen as loose parts are going for more than the cost of the figures.)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Clown with a tearaway face


I saw this reAction figure on clearance at Target and figured, why not. I was hoping he had an action feature, but if not, the figure looks pretty neat. I was surprised twice. First: the face does come off and can be held by the figure! And second, the figure isn't attacked to the unicycle like I feared. It actually comes off the unicycle and can stand by itself, but holy crap I am amazed at how it is able to balance on that unicycle. You don't really have to fuss, just put it on with his legs near the petals and it just stays there. That's it. It's like one of those balancing toys you get in kids meals.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Rick


Best figure of the set. I just wish his expression was more apathetic. But the look of the figure, the level of articulation and the accessories are all totally boss. Hooray!

God, I love this show.

Mr. Poopybutthole & Snowball


Mr. Poopybutthole is a good representation of the character, although I am saddened by the lack of joints. There are only 5 and they're the most basic, but I suppose for the size of the character that is to be expected. 

However I really like the Build A Figure (BAF) for this wave, Snowball in his walking suit. It looks great, although the movement of the joints is limited due to where they are blacked. You get a couple of degrees of movement, but these ball joints might as well be cut joints.

Also, while I was trying to attach one of the arms, it broke apart where the forearm connects to the bicep via the tiny plastic plug. Fortunately it isn't glued to the bicep, but inserted into a small hole, so I can kind of fix things without glue by reinserting the plug, but it's something to worry about since it can fall out again. It's those little things that prevent me from singing the praises of this line. These small quality control issues that you wish didn't happen or wonder if it's just your figure.

Mr. Meeseeks


I am shocked how well the Mr Meeseeks figure turned out. These simpler figures are pretty awesome. I'm not totally sold on Funko as a maker of straight out action figures, but something like Mr. Meeseeks makes me feel better about the possibilities. There's a good number of joints, the price point is reasonable and the figures are good representations of the source material.

Although his hands have trouble holding his gun and golf club accessories. 

Birdperson


Out of all the Rick and Morty figures the one I'm angry at is Birdperson. It's a great looking figure and the articulation is what I like, but the hip joints are so loose that I can't get him to stand properly 95% of the time. 

When the X-men movie came out they released a Professor X figure that had leg articulation but the joints were intentionally so loose that it was impossible for him to stand. It was a clever joke. Here it's just super annoying and makes me angry at a figure I otherwise would have loved. 

Boooo!

Morty


The character from the Rick and Morty figures that is the most affected by the translation into three dimensions is Morty. His character design in the show, which needs to be simple enough for animation, is fine, but when realized into an action figure he has no neck. And his whole torso is a single boring tube. And his bulbous eyes.

It's just weird to hold in your hand. I just realized that the picture, from the right angle, don't look that bad. So just in REALITY is it weird.
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