Remember how the good guys of Final Faction got a vehicle last year? Now it's time for the bad guys to get a ride! Today I'm checking out the Rumbler, a new vehicle for the Kharn in the Dollar Tree exclusive Final Faction toyline. I'm still just amazed by how crazy the Final Faction concept is: A unique, well thought out and creatively designed toyline exclusive to a dollar store which includes vehicles and accessory packs? Yes, now the toys are $1.25 (though you can still find the first series figures for $1 at Family Dollar stores) but, still, that's crazy. With the prices of action figures, especially those targeted towards collectors, continuing to increase it would be amazing to see a renaissance of fun and budget friendly toylines. These aren't Mezco One:12 Collective items, folks, but they're pretty darn cool. Today I humbly submit for your approval the Rumbler, an alien vehicle sold in a box for $1.25. Let's check it out after the break...
Dimensions: 6 inches long by 5 3/8ths inches wide
Accessories: None (comes shipped unassembled)
Articulation: 3 rolling wheels
Non-Scalper price: $1.25 dollar
* Like the Arrow ATV, the Rumbler comes packaged in a box. While the standard figures and accessory packs come packed on simple blister cards the vehicles and their accompanying weapons and armor kits come in small boxes. They're not sealed or anything so you can check to make sure you're getting what you're buying at the store quite easily.
* The Rumbler is a three wheeled vehicle with two massive wheels (made of vertebrae) and one smaller wheel in the rear and a chariot like cockpit. Most pieces are simply molded in colored plastic though their are a few paint applications on the front of the vehicle. the Rumbler looks like the body is made from some sort of alien shell or exo-skeleton, so it fits in with the Kharn aesthetic.
* The front of the vehicle is pretty well armed (though there are two ports for the weapons from the accessory pack for the Rumbler). The little red orbs on the front are "anti-infantry lasers" while the giant turbine looking thing is an "Earth core melter." It kind of looks like the front of the Decimator, doesn't it?
* Here's a shot of both a large wheel and the smaller wheel. The "vertebrae" effect is pretty cool even though there are no paint applications here. It's pretty wicked to think about the Kharn using the bones of some giant creatures to craft their vehicles.
* The cockpit easily holds the figures, particularly a larger figure like General Diabol.
* The cockpit is really bare. Like, there's really nothing here. I definitely get that this is a budget line but anything would have been cooler than nothing.
This is the first toy of the Rumbler I've reviewed. For more Final Faction reviews check out the following: