Apparently in a contest to see who can bring back the craziest vintage toy line yet Super7 ups the ante with Toxic Crusaders Ultimates. Yes, the Toxic Crusaders. Remember the environmentally woke 1991 animated series and accompanying Playmates toyline which were inspired by the extremely violent 1984 film The Toxic Avenger and it's sequels? Yup. Super7 has resurrected that property. They've actually made ReAction and Keshi Surprise figures, too, but it was the Masters of the Universe Classics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimates scaled Toxie that won me over. While I didn't see The Toxic Avenger until I was in my 20s, I loved the Toxic Crusaders as a kid. I even had Toxic Crusaders shoes as a kid. While I haven't heard if they're planning to put our more characters than just Toxie in this line, Toxie was enough to get me excited as he's such a fantastic looking figure and he'll fit in well with the other lines I mentioned. Ready for a look at Tromaville's favorite son? Then join me after the break...
The articulation is excellent on Toxie and is very much what you probably expect from Super7's Ultimates as he's built like other figures in that range and a later Masters of the Universe Classics figure. He is super durable, too. Super7 has steadily increased the quality of their offerings and Toxie is quite possibly the best quality figure that I've purchased from them yet.
Playmates TMNT Classic Collection Donatello from The Secret of the Ooze.
* The vintage Toxie has a sticker of an American flag on his mop. Super7 does one better by making this a clip on plastic piece that you can attach to Toxie's mop at any time. Cool.
* Toxie comes with three grenades, all of which look like little barrels of toxic waste. They're also all different. Seriously. You get three different sculpts with toxic waste drips in three different places.
This is my first review of a toy based on Toxie.