Sunday, March 22, 2015

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters- Legion Class Series 3

I was partially taken by the $3.00 price tag on these Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, but also interested in a couple of them being two-headed dragons in their "beast mode"! I'd been looking at various Transformers recently, as I'm a fan of both robots and toys in general, and these seemed a fiscally responsible place to experiment.

This Decepticon is the most sleek of all four in both her modes, and has a crossbow as her weapon. Her colors probably look the best as well, all black with metallic gold, silver, and purple highlights- she looks bad! The ball joints on the limbs of these robots help with the limited number of articulation points, making them surprisingly poseable. Airachnid is pretty much 5-point, while the others have some ankle articulation.

This Autobot seems the most familiar to me, and is appealing in that he transforms into a car. His articulation is pretty decent for how small he is- I have no real frame of reference as I don't own any conventionally sized Transformers. I like his car mode, which rolls easily enough, the weapon mounting into the roof. While these come with instructions, and are all easy enough to transform, Smokescreen was somehow harder for me to figure out.

Hun-Gurr may be the best of these, with his clawed hands, & dragon head feet- he works well as a robot and in his beast mode. I also like his hand cannon with the bayonet. Hun-Gurr is a Predicon, and looks big and tough!

Another Predicon whose beast-mode is a two-headed dragon! His colors are on the garish side, but his hammer mounts to his back in a nice way in beast mode. The dragon heads/and neck serve as the arms & hands in robot mode, but he works better as the dragon.

Dual-Headed Dragon Duel!

Twinstrike and Hun-Gurrr make great foes for my Bandai Fred, and bring out his subtle Japanese sci-fi monster characteristics...

More Later- Make It FUN!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bandai Big Hero 6 FRED

I finally saw Big Hero 6 last week, and while I don't really review films here on the Super-DuperToyBox, I'll say I really enjoyed it! I've not read the Marvel Comics title, limited to three issues in 1998, and another short series in 2008. Bandai released a lot of toys for the film franchise, which I took a little closer look at after seeing the movie, having diminished in presence this far out from the October 2014 release. Fred here interested me most, from the 4" action figure line...

There are seven characters in the 4" scale, including a Baymax robot which I liked, but passed on for now. Fred has serviceable articulation, with hinged elbows, hips, and knees, a swivel-peg tail, and hinge-swivel shoulders. Fred is actually a teenager in a monster suit that protects him, as well as enabling him to pogo at great heights and blow fire. I simply liked the fun character design in and of itself, and thought he'd mix well with other toys...

Fred has a great deal in common with my Four Horsemen/Mel Birnkrant Outer Space Men, and fits pretty well with his alien design and bright colors. Fun!

Fred also pairs nicely with my single Redakai Harrier figure with his sci-fi creature appeal...

More Later - Make It FUN!