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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Action Figure Review: Fox McCloud from World of Nintendo by Jakks Pacific
Height: 4 3/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, swivel/hinged knees, ball jointed hips, swivel waist, hinged tail, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Cardboard storage box and a miniature scale Arwing.
Non-Scalper Price: $8-$10 dollars
*I really like the aesthetics of this line and I'm loving the look of Fox McCloud. Jakks has done a nice job in capturing the smooth and simple polygonal look of the characters. This guy definitely brings to mind a very traditional videogame appearance for Fox. Little details such as his name tag, his techy boots, and the collar on his jacket give him the cool look you expect from an ace pilot.
* By no stretch of the imagination is Fox a super articulated figure but for a smaller scaled figure from a smaller line like World of Nintendo that features a huge number of unique sculpts, Fox moves pretty well. I wish he had a ball jointed head but the number of swivel/hinge and ball joints definitely make Fox a fairly fun figure to play with. He's pretty sturdy as well.
* All of the basic figures in this line come with a surprise accessory hidden in a small cardboard box. Typically it's an accessory the character can use or a prop from their respective franchise but Fox interestingly comes with a small scale replica of an Arwing ship from the Star Fox series. It's an interesting little accessory and is fairly nicely painted.
* Two little things I want to point out that are really cool. First, check out Fox's headset. I just thing it looks cool. I love the sculpt and the detail on this. It still looks advanced while still fitting in with the Nintendo-esque aesthetic of the line. Second, notice that Fox's tail is articulated. It's hinged and can move up and down. Kind of a funny little feature.
* I'm a little disappointed that not only did Fox McCloud not come with a blaster pistol of any sort (because you know that's what everyone wanted to see since you know we're all playing Smash Bros. with these toys) but both of his hands are solid fists. Not only can he not hold a custom pistol, he can't even hold his Arwing model.
I've reviewed a number of figures from this series so far, including: