Treasure X guys I've been picking up lately. They're pretty popular right now and I'm anxious to show off who I've picked up. Today I'm checking out Rogue Goldsnatcher, a member of The Bling Bandits. Dang. Rogue Goldsnatcher. That's a flipping cool name. I'm not planning on having any more kids but if I were that's a name I'd throw in the hat. Imagine how far you'd go in life with a name like Rogue Goldsnatcher. That's a perfect name for a globe-trotting treasure hunter, a repo man, or one of those folks who chills out at the farmers market on Saturday mornings to talk about compost and sell homemade goat soap. Rogue Goldsnatcher, indeed. Anyways, Rogue Goldsnatcher was the second figure I dug up and I purchased him the same day that I bought my first Treasure X figure, Goldblade. Ready for a quick look at Rogue Goldsnatcher? Then join me after the break...
Height: 2 1/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head
Accessories: Club, Bronze Sovereigns treasure, two piece treasure chest, map, coin, excavation tool, and display stand.
Non-Scalper Price: $10
* While the overall aesthetic of the Treasure X line seems to mesh loose historical interpretations of treasure hunting skeletons with the design sensibilities of the urban vinyl movement, the Bling Bandits seem to really reflect the look of many urban vinyl figures. With his gold teeth, blue track jacket, and a dollar sign necklace, Rogue Goldsnatcher looks far more modern than most of his counterparts in the line. If he handed me a copy of his demo tape, I'd probably listen to it.
* As with Goldblade, I love the design of the skull, particularly the eyes. The mixture of sculpt and paintwork here does a nice job of creating a fun and stylized skeletal figure.
* The figure is assembled from six different pieces and you have to dig through the treasure block to assemble him. While the joints are swivel joints that plug
in, they do have a bit of sway that makes them feel a little more like balljoints
(although they're not). There isn't a crazy range of motion here but he's fun to pick up and play with or display on a shelf.
* Rogue Goldsnatcher comes with a club. It looks kind of like a shorter baseball bat with a few spikes sticking out of the end and some tape wrapped around the handle. The bat is molded in a pearlescent gold plastic which seems to be standard for this line.
* Here is the chest that comes with the set. Every one of the sets includes a chest and you can see in detail how it works here.
After you get the treasure out it does make a really cool little chest
for displays or tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons.
* Here's a look at the other plastic pieces that come with the set: The
red excavation tool for digging the figure out of the treasure block,
the coin for use with the map, and the black plastic tray/ display
stand. Again, every set comes with these same items and you can see how they all function here.
* Another fun thing about these figures is that the pieces are all
interchangeable. This makes for some fun basic customizing opportunities
if you own more than one Treasure X skeleton.
Goldblade, I have to admit that I'm quite fond of him. He has a very cool aesthetic and nicely mixes with pieces from other figures to creature more cool looks. Coming in around $10, part of the cost of these is due to the experience of digging them up and opening the foaming treasure chest. While that was fun the first few times I did it at this point I kind of wish these were a couple of bucks cheaper. I really like the figures but they're a bit more than your standard minifigure. Still, Rogue Goldsnatcher is a Good and a 1/2 figure with an amazing name; he's not a bad pull if you end up with him.
This is the first Rogue Goldsnatcher figure I've reviewed. For more Treasure X check out the following:
Excavating a Treasure X set