Action Figure Carrying Cases by Philip Reed of Battlegrip and I was finally inspired to pick up this case up after being reminded of the prominence of carrying cases in action figure history. I'll just admit right now that I like the concept of this case better than it's design and function, but we'll get into that after the break...
Dimensions: 11 1/4 inches tall, 10 inches wide, and 2 inches deep.
Accessories: 2 Micro Machines vehicles, one missile launcher and missile, four long dividers, and 18 small dividers.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 (but you can find it much cheaper- shop around; I did)
* This set comes with two Micro Machines, the first of which is the First Order Star Destroyer. It's a nice vehicle with a good sculpt. The details are pretty strong but it can be tough to see them due to the whitish-gray plastic. There is some paintwork here, though, but it's on the engines in the back.
* The back of he case is flat and pretty dull but there is a handle so you can carry the case around with you. I doubt many of you would care to carry this around, but it's something I know my little one would really like to carry something like this.
* The carrying case open via a hinge in the middle and folds apart. The Kylo Ren mask portion folds up and stands at a 90 degree angle while the back rests flat on the ground.
* I like the concept of the carrying case but it just doesn't work that well. The package claims the case holds 40 Micro Machines, but I'm wondering if they're factoring in figures here, too. Overall this just isn't a very good carrying case. Stuff jumbles around too much and doesn't really have good storage space.
* Take a look and you can see that the dividers are the same as the targeting platforms. They don't fit in to the grooves really well and the fact that they have a slit in them makes tightening these things up even worse.
* Another frustrating thing about this set that just feels like poor design is that if you try to close the set with Micro Machines in the trays you actually have to remove all of the targeting platforms first. It's odd to have to remove so many pieces to close a storage case, especially for such a simple feature like the targeting platforms. These might have been better if they simply folded down.
* Here's the missile launcher the set comes with. It can clip on to the end of the case on the bottom and has a balljoint so it can be aimed at the vehicles up on the targeting platforms. It's looks OK and has some decent power but is this really the best accessory for Micro Machines? I would have preferred a few more figures or another vehicle myself.
If you're looking for more Kylo-Ren inspired products, check out my reviews of the standard Kylo Ren
and the K-Mart exclusive Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) set, as well as the SDCC 2016 Kylo Ren Unmasked. Of course, a miniature Kylo Ren also came with the Micro Machines First Order Star Destroyer playset. If you're looking for more Micro Machines reviews, check out the following:
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