Saturday, November 12, 2016

Road to Rogue One: Mandalorian Melee from Micro Machines: Star Wars by Hasbro

 I absolutely loved The Force Awakens. And Rogue One? It's looking pretty amazing. Marvel is having an awesome run with their various Star Wars comics and I'm finding myself liking most of the novels in the new canon, too. It's a great time to be a Star Wars fan but, if you had to press me right now for my favorite ongoing Star Wars media, I'd answer you in one word: Rebels. Star Wars Rebels is honestly one of my Star Wars things ever at this point and while I haven't seen any of season 3 yet, Season 2 took an incredibly fun series and elevated it to greatness. I'm glad Hasbro is supporting the series with some great toys and while I think Rebels should have it's own distinct toyline, there is something undeniably cool about seeing these characters alongside the characters from the films. Today I'm looking at Mandalorian Melee, a Micro Machines set that features characters and ships from Rebels season 2. Ready for a closer look? Then join me after the break...

 The Facts:

Contents: 5 ships and 2 microfigures

Non-Scalper Price: $10 (but I got this for $5 at Wal-Mart on clearance).

Left to Right: Hera's A-Wing, The Interdictor, Hera Syndulla, The Ghost, Fenn Rau, TIE Bomber, and a Mandalorian Fighter.
 Hera Syndulla

* So far we've received Kanan Jarrus, making Hera Syndulla the second member of the Ghost crew to make it into the Micro Machines line. She's a pretty good microfigure with some bright, colorful paintwork that perfectly matches her distinctive appearance. I like the action ready pose, too.
 Fenn Rau

* Fenn Rau looks really cool. Dang, I love his sculpt and the paint. It's really cool this microfigure as he's a pretty minor character considering we still don't have a Micro Machines Sabine, Ezra, Chopper, or Zeb.
 TIE Bomber

*The TIE Bomber is probably the best looking ship in the set. Oh my gosh! It's incredible! The sculpt and the paint are exceptional! This one definitely surpasses the old Galoob model.
 Mandalorian Fighter

* Used by the Mandalorian Protectors, this is a pretty cool little fighter with some nice paintwork overall. The only weird thing is that there are some half printed numbers on the top right wing. What's going on there?
 Hera Syndulla's A-Wing

* This is a great paint job for Hera's A-Wing she flies as part of Phoenix Squadron. I love the sculpt and the paint. Everything about this ship is just excellent.
 The Interdictor

* Technically the Immobilizer 418 cruiser, this is a pretty cool looking ship with some nice paintwork. It seems a little thin, tough. The body just seems a bit flat.
 The Ghost

* This is the same version of the Ghost we've seen before although the paint is a little better. I love the Ghost, but something about it still looks a little off.

There's a ton of new stuff in this set and it's well worth picking up if you're a fan of Rebels. I really hope Hasbro cranks out some of the characters a bit faster, but they're doing an awesome job with the ships. This is a Great set and a worthy successor to the Micro Machines brand.

If you're interested in seeing another action figure of Hera Syndulla, check out my review of the Rebels Hera Syndulla 2-pack. For more Micro Machine reviews, check out the following:

Micro Machines: Star Wars by Galoob (1994)
Classic Characters (2nd Edition) 
Star Destroyer/ Space Fortress Transforming Action Set 

Micro Machines: Star Wars Episode I by Galoob (1999)
Collection I
Collection II
Collection III 
Collection IV
Collection V: Gungans 
Collection VIII
Naboo Temple Ruins

Micro Machines: Star Wars by Hasbro (2015)
Desert Invasion
Droid Army Ambush
Endor Forest Battle
First Order Star Destroyer Playset
First Order Stormtrooper Playset
Millennium Falcon Playset 
R2-D2 Playset
Rebellion Rising
Speeder Chase 

Micro Machines: Star Wars Gold Series by Hasbro (2016)
Kylo Ren Playcase

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