Monday, June 5, 2017

Minifigure Review: Pack D from M.U.S.C.L.E. Mega Man by Super7

   Let me say that 99% of the time I take no joy in giving a toy or action figure a bad review, and these Mega Man M.U.S.C.L.E. figures certainly do not fall into that 1% rarity (every now and then I buy something that I know will be terrible just to review it). Not only do I feel like I wasted some money but I know that releasing bad product typically hurts a companies reputation, especially a smaller company like Super7 who is still establishing themselves. I've really enjoyed the Super7 stuff I've purchased over the past few years, particularly their various M.U.S.C.L.E. sets and the amazingly bizarre The Worst. Sadly, these Mega Man figured just didn't turn out well and are cursed with flimsy plastic, soft details, and an odd, shiny finish. My hope is that Super7 figures out what happened here ASAP, acknowledges it, and finds a way to rectify it. I'd love to own these figures in the same quality of plastic as the Street Fighter II or Alien minifigures and hopefully Super7 will find a way to offer these that doesn't reek of "double dipping." For now, though, I'll finish up this set of figures with a look at Pack D, containing Dr. Light, Elec Man, and Bomb Man.

 The Facts:

Height: 1 3/4 inches

Includes: 3 figures

Non-Scalper Price: $6 dollars
 Bomb Man

* Looking at a minifigure like Bomb Man, you just don't know how bad I want these guys to be amazing! He just looks like he should be an incredible minifigure, but that underdetailed shiny plastic just kills things!
 Dr. Light

* Here's another minifigure that should really stand out. Like the announcer from M.U.S.C.L.E., the kindly Dr. Light has a build that's completely different from most other minifigures and thus should have been a hit. Due to the poor sculpting and shininess, though, it's near impossible to even tell what is going on with this guy's face.
 Elec Man

* In the absence of the crisp details we've seen on other minifigures, Elec Man just looks really generic. The only thing I can tell is that he apparently wants someone to smell his finger. Not going to happen, bro.
   Well, that concludes my look at all four packs from the Mega Man series. I'm really disappointed in these and I hope Super7 rectifies the problem with this series and ensures that future M.U.S.C.L.E. sets don't suffer these issues, either. These could have been another standout set of minifiugres from Super7 but, as it stands, they're really to be avoided. Considering how many fans and small studios crank out incredible minifigures, this is really inexcusable. Crap and a 1/2, sadly.

I've also review the following Mega Man sets:

Pack A: (Mega Man, Ice Man, and Sniper Joe)
Pack B: (Mega Man Firing, Metall, and Fire Man) 
Pack C: (Dr. Wily, Cut Man, and Guts Man) 

If you're looking for more M.U.S.C.L.E., both from Mattel and Super7, check out the following reviews:

M.U.S.C.L.E. by Mattel (1986)
#009 Wakusei Barukan
#080 Paper Miira
#179 Black Buffalo
#212 Parthenon 

M.U.S.C.L.E. Alien by Super7 (2016)
Pack A: (Alien, Ash, and Ripley) 
Pack B: (Alien Egg, Kane in Spacesuit, and Parker) 
Pack C: (Attack Alien, Brett, and Kane with Facehugger)
Pack D: (Dallas, Kane with Chestburster, and Lambert)

M.U.S.C.L.E. Masters of the Universe by Super7 (2015)
#1 Masters of the Universe Set (Green)
He-Man, Teela, & Man-At-Arms
Purple Skeletor & Skeletoken
Ram Man, Buzz-Off, & Man-E-Faces
Skeletor, Beast Man, & Trap Jaw
Whiplash, Tri-Klops, & Mer-Man

M.U.S.C.L.E.: Street Fighter II by Super7 (2017)
Pack A: (M. Bison, Ryu, and Vega)
Pack B: (Balrog, Dhalsim, and Ken)
Pack C: (Blanka, Guile, and Sagat)
Pack D: (Chun-Li, E. Honda, and Zangief)


  1. these are just horrible , they look like they are made of wax or maybe chewing gum

    1. I agree. The plastic quality is terrible! I have a couple vintage bootleg M.U.S.C.L.E. figures and their quality is better.


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