Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Flying high (Toy Score part II)

As DonaldHelloStudio (who, by the way, is a great artist and has great art in his blog) correctly guessed a long time ago (remember that time when I talked about my uncle and the X-Men toys I found in his house?). The other thing I found was a complete set of Toy Biz Alpha Flight figures.

Yes, the one and only Canadian Justice League from the Marvel Universe. If you don't know who they are with that explanation, I really can't help you.

The set consist in three two-packs. The first one is Aurora and Northstar the two brothers that can fly and go really really fast and that also found out that when they touched each other (on the HAND!), they were able to shine like those vampires from Twilight, incestuous? Maybe. Cooler than sissy vampires? Definitely!

The sculpt is simple and pretty well executed. Their hands can twist at the wrist so they can touch. But, sadly, no sparkle action feature. This characters are kinda lame, but they do remind me of someone... I'm not sure who...

The second two-pack is Snowbird and Puck. Snowbird is a goddess of the northern nature. Strangely, I think she's dead now. How do you do that? The other half of the two-pack is one of my favorite Canadian heroes of all time: Puck. He has a cartwheel Action feature, that's cool, but he has no arm movement because of that, uncool. He still looks very good.

Snowbird's power is to transform into animals. So, they packed her with two, an owl and a wolverine.

The sculpt of these non articulated animals is very nice, and the playability of the idea is awesome. As a child (or an adult collector that plays with toys) when you get a shape shifter, you want the other shapes dammit! Plus, both animals are quite detailed and just a little bit smaller than Puck himself.

The last two-pack brings you Sasquatch and Vindicator. The leader of the team and the big strong... uh... guy.

Sasquatch is great considering the time when it was made, he's well articulated, but not in a way that annoys the sculpt. And the sculpt itself is very good. And he's big, just consider that for the "hot sister" comic up there I had to place Northstar in a little box, this figures are kinda little, but Sasquatch really towers over the rest.

Vindicator has an issue that strikes me in a personal level: I don't like toys with hair... Or cloth... But in this case, hair.

I just rather have sculpted plastic hair any day of the week. But since beggars can't be choosers. And these toys were free... Let me say that again... FREE!!!!! I can't really complain, now, can I?

Until next time.

(What? You want another comic? Oh, OK...)

1 comment:

chrismandesign said...

this set is very rare, i must say & to b a vintage is pretty well done (not of my taste yet, but i recognize the good collection figures whatever they r...) i like the most Snowbird & Sasquatch, altough the other r pretty fine... i would like to hav that kind of relatives, with amazing toys to give away =D