Posted Jul 22 2012 - 01:10 PM
I recently picked up Breez, Bulk and Core Hunter from TRU. Not sure if this is news or not, but I haven't seen any mention of them being available in US stores yet so I thought I'd let you all know.
Breez is pretty much old news at this point I guess, but she holds up well even after waiting an additional six months for her release here. That shield looks great in red, and since I never got the Batman set the swords are nice to finally have too. Other than that she's sort of generic, but has a nice overall aesthetic.
I'm seeing some complaints about Bulk's color scheme, but I think it looks fine in person. Yes, the silver is kind of bunched up toward the top, but somehow it just... works. I don't know, but I really like the way his colors are organized. The one thing I will concede is that the black feet bother me. Sometimes I feel like Lego whips out random colors or neglects an opportunity to please the fans just to mess with our heads. How hard would it have been to make them gunmetal, especially when feet already exist in that color? Also, the posability in his upper half isn't great. His head can't really turn side to side because of the shoulder armor(which I do think looks cool) and the rocket launcher thing has a limited range as well. That said, he looks really awesome if you can pose him right, and the way the cuffs connect to his chest is TOTALLY RAD, BRO.
Core Hunter has been my favorite for quite a while, and definitely lives up to my expectations. Though he's the same size as Breez or Bulk, the choice of armor makes him look much thicker and more imposing. Unlike the little issues with Bulk, Hunter's color scheme is perfectly balanced, and the gunmetal doesn't really look out of place since it's only on the weapons. My only real gripe is that the right arm can be diffcult to pose, due to a combination of its general shortness, the red fin on the launcher, and the ammo belt. The short gun arms don't bother me on Rocka or Bulk, but because Hunter already has big shoulder armor the fin can often bump into it and restrict movement. Other than that minor issue, he's pretty much perfect. His left arm is extremely menacing with that core remover tool, and his helmet is a work of art. Big recommendation for this guy.
I also ordered Thornraxx, Nex, and XT4, who should be here around Monday. I'll offer up some more thoughts when they arrive.
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