Monday, 23 February 2009
Another review from this line as there really is very little info out on the web about these figures. Taken from the line of figures created by Bandai/Popy in 1983.
This figure is considerably smaller than the Deluxe Sergent Major Zeroid but has much the same level of detail. The figure features eyes that can be revealed by sliding two panels into the body, and the head can be removed from it's stand. It has a simple paint job but just enough to give the figure the detail it needs.
I think even with the limited quality of toys from the eighties it would have been pretty hard for any toy company to make a mess of a toy that is basically a ball.
This figure is one of the harder ones to get from the range as it seems to be the one everyone wants along with Sergent Major. And I guess if you can grab a few it would make a nice Zeroid army. As they don't come up for sale that often I say grab them when you see them, but do check if they have suffered from any yellowing as the plastic they are made from seems to be quite prone to this.
Monday, 16 February 2009
I know this is about 25 years to late, but I couldn't find anywhere on the web that had a review or write up of these figures. Based on the Terrahawks TV show these figures were made by Bandai/Popy in 1983. For the time they are not that bad overall. They are limited to 5 points of movement, arms, legs, and head and come with a very basic paint job.
I'm not quite sure what Bandai were thinking when they made these figures as they don't really resemble the TV show characters. The scale is all wrong as these are based on more human proportions where as the show has them looking kinda short.
The face of Tiger Ninestein is particularly bad and looks nothing like him. It's all a bit long and thin, and again a bit to human looking.
The figures also seem to suffer from having very large bulbous feet, it makes them stand up nice and easily which is a good thing compared to most modern figures. They also have the traditional holes in the heals even though there are no playsets that feature pegs.
Having said all that it is a strangely likable figure and is worth picking up if you see them going cheap. They have a certain 80's charm about them and remind me a lot of Fisher Price toys of the time.