Review by JoshB
Dragon Flys are more than action figures - they are honest to goodness TOYS.
Almost mistaken for a flying Power Ranger, based on Abrams/Gentile Entertainment’s
popular 1990s action adventure property, Dragon Flyz are flying warriors of
the future. Their legend foretells of an uninhabitable Earth in the 40th century,
forcing mankind to exist in the skies. With mighty flying dragons as their
steeds, heroic Dragon Flyz - Z’Neth, Summit and Peak – are aerial
protectors of mankind, who battle the evil mutant Dread Wing.
Each Dragon Flyz figure comes with a figure, Exo Wing pack, Power Launcher,
DVD and instructions.
This particular figure is named Z'Neth. He is one of the four main Dragon
Flyz Figures. Z'Neth is the leader of the Dragon Flyz. His numerous acts
of valour have earned him a respect equalled by no one else in Airlandis. Z'Neth
rides the mighty dragon Riptor (not inculded). The figure itself is about the
same size as a Star Wars figure. It has 7 points of articulation and is made
of sturdy plastic. The figure is a bit light, but it has to be to be able to
The ExoWing Pack is what enables Z'Neth to fly. It snaps into the figures
back via 2 pegs. The wings rotate on a shaft attached to the pack. Each wing
is actually made out of a durable foam.
The power lanucher is what makes Dragon Flyz "Fly". Once the figure is attached
to the ExoWing pack, fold the wings out horizontally and place the bottom
of the pack onto the top of the Launcher. Grab the launcher with one hand and
pull the ripcord as hard as you can - the figure flies up into the air!
I love the concept here, but this thing is definately a toy and not a collectable
(which is ok by me). It just NEEDS to be played with. I liked that it was durable,
and looks like a lot of thought went into the design. They could have easily
put a poor action figure on this but they actually went the extra mile to make
a decent figure, regardless of the flight gimmick.The only real complaint I
had was that I found it a bit tricky to keep the figure attached to the launcher
- it was prone to falling off before I could pull the ripcord. Other times,
the ripcord wouldn't pull at all, until you re-seated the figure.
Dragon Flyz are recomended for children ages 6 and up, so i'm only about 27
years too old for it. My son Nathan, who is turning 4 loved playing with it,
but had a hard time pulling the cord hard enough to get escape velocity. Older
kids would probably have better luck.
Overall - I recomend it if you like to play with your toys. I mean, it's a
flying action figure! What more needs to be said?
Flying Action Figure with Power Launcher includes a Dragon Flyz figure, an
ExoWing Pack, and a Power Launcher. All Dragon Flyz figures stand about 4.25” tall
and have 7 points of articulation. Each product is available in an assortment
of four different characters. For ages 6 and up, SRP $9.99.
|Posted 12 April, 2006 - 22:17 by JoshB|