Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Killer Shark Action Figure

Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Killer Shark Action FigureSo it's come to this. Killer Shark #3 is a new sculpt, simplified and improved from the Kingdom of Sea Death 3-Pack last year. As a toy, it's way worse. As a sculpt, or raw materials for a custom? Way cooler.
The capsule toys come to you in pieces. Killer Shark's legs are separate, so you plug those on and then you realize none of his four limbs are articulated. This isn't a big problem for me as the figure, oddly, is improved over the 3-pack release in the head. The rest of the figure, not so much, but the pose is solid and you can tell that the separate pieces used to assemble the head are now a single part. So there's no unslightly line where the pieces are fused together on his head now.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Long Giraf Burst Action Figure

Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Long Giraf Burst Action FigureBecause I'm a chump, I have Long Giraf Burst. Well, that's not entirely true - the boxed assortment of figures was originally shown with illustrations of unique molds like the walrus, so it was sort of not entirely known what I was ordering when I put in the pre-order. It gives new meaning to blind-boxed, no?
The figure has 4 points of articulation, just like the painted counterpart, except this one is largely devoid of deco. Molded in clear yellow and blue plastics, he has gold eyes and little else.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Toy Fair 2013: LEGO Legends of Chima Gallery

I'm guessing this is going to get the most traffic! LEGO Legends of Chima is already in stores, but the gallery showcases larger buildable action figures in addition to dozens of new minifigure-scaled kits of varying price points.
The main takeaway from here? Apes. And the bigger Chima guys remind me of Xevoz, so I might have to grab a couple of those.  Click here to view over 90 images of these new toys at