Monday, 16 February 2009
Tiger Ninestein - Review
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.