Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We are the future

I finally got wave 7 of Toynami's Futurama series. A very anticipated wave that completed the Planet Express crew with Professor Farnsworth, Hermes and Nibbler.

But for all the good things this wave has (we get to complete the team, we get Nibbler as a bonus figure/accessory and so on), also the sculpt fails for the first time on the series with Hermes. I mean, he's not THAT bad, but he's not exactly right either, perhaps that's why we got some more obscure characters like Calculon or Nudar in earlier waves, perhaps Toynami's creative team wasn't as happy with these two...

"Who are you calling four eyes?"

The professor's sculpt was way better than Hermes and he's not only well represented like and old guy with a hunch with a fairly nice sculpt... Like his character usually does in the series, he fucking defies physics. I really don't know how the guys at Toynami did it, but the figure is completely tilted forward, but yet he doesn't fall. Amazing! This is a very good thing, because the lack of articulation would have made it impossible to change if he was unable to stand on his own.

"Check this out! It totally looks like he's surfing"

Finally we get to Nibbler, the paint is not very precise, but he's a very small character and you have to look really close to notice. Still, he can stand very well on his own and this time the sculpt is spot on.

"I'm the best figure on the wave, and I'm not even a figure!"

The little dark matter shitting alien is the last to complete the team and I thought he would be the last to complete the series. But no, I was wrong, earlier this year I said what I wanted for the next waves, well, half of my wave 8 dream came true and we'll be getting Mom. We also get the pieces of another BAF (Roberto the stabbin' robot) and although I would have liked Hedonism-bot better, Roberto is still an incredibly sweet character to get. Since the other BAFs were divided in three waves and this we'll be divided in two, this still be the end of the line for this series. We'll just have to wait and see.

The last thing I'm not happy about is that we get another Bender variant for wave 8. Bender chef... C'mon, is that the best you could come up with? You could have added just a little goatee and we would have had Flexo...

At least he's a new character...

Thursday, December 3, 2009