Fox McCloud was the first release, Falco Lombardi was the second, and Peppy Hare has appeared in series 2-3 (he's sitting on my shelf, so the review will be coming soon!), so throw Slippy in the mix to have the main four (although Rob 64 and Krystal could make cool additions, too!). How cool to have Jakks already on their way to completing some teams in the Nintendo Universe, right? Let's take a closer look at Slippy after the break...
Height: 3 1/2 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, boot swivels, balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, and a swivel head.
Accessories: Smart bomb
Non-Scalper Price: $10-$12 dollars
* Slippy is not at all a "super articulated" action figure. The joints he has, though, do work well. They feel solid and, despite the limitations of them, you can get some interesting poses going. The articulation also doesn't hurt the sculpt at all, leaving for a very appealing figure.
* This is an excellent rendering of Slippy as he appears in Star Fox 64 (or Star Fox 64 3D). The colors are great and the sculpt definitely evokes the rounded, somewhat comical appearance of the character.
* Slippy is one of those simple figures that I just love. His outfit matches the rest of the team while still being distinctive. Jakks does some really nice sculpting that truly gives these figures a N64 era feel. When I say that these figures feel like they could have been released in the late 90s, I'm not criticizing them. There's something about them that makes me feel very nostalgic for that particular era of gaming!
* The boots on all members of the team are just wicked cool. I want boots like this! They have a cool sculpt and some nice, darker paint applications.
* Slippy's accessory is a Smart Bomb that you'd pick up as an in-game power-up. Of course, the Smart Bomb is something you'd pick up as an item while in the Arwing, so it's kind of odd to have it as an accessory for Slippy. It's also odd and flat and there's not really a great way for him to hold it. I don't know. It looks sharp, but it's kind of weird. Apparently Slippy builds these, though, so maybe it makes sense.
If you want to see more of this line, check out the rest of my World of Nintendo reviews:
Gravity Suit Samus
Link (Ocarina of Time)
Link (The Wind Waker)
White Tanooki Mario