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Alpha Exosuit

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"It’s refreshing to play with an honest to goodness toy, and such a well realized design to boot."

What you said there is exactly why I've gotten into Imaginext recently. That exact figure is one of the ones that fostered that interest, as well! You should see this mech from the line with the dinosaurs - a shiny one with clear green limbs. They're all surprisingly interesting and pretty light on the wallet for what you get.

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Posted by Alexx on 16 March, 2014 - 19:12
Imaginext definitely has some

Imaginext definitely has some gems. I've been cherry-picking a piece here and there for years. They tend to re-use molds a lot, but they still crank out lots of new designs, so it's easy to forgive. One of my favorites from a few years ago was a line of small robots. One was strongly reminiscent of the walking battleship from Gurren Lagann, so I had to have it. LOL

While I'm not a big fan of gimmicky sound f/x, I did get a laugh from their recent IR playsets. Like the castle that responds when the giant ogre figure is activated in front of it. They use the same gimmick in a modern airport playset, and--yes--they work across the different themes. The traffic control tower had some interesting things to say when the medieval dragon flew past!

None of these are designed for toddlers, though. Smaller kids are the target audience, but well above the age of toddlers. ;-)

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Posted by japester on 16 March, 2014 - 22:55
I was looking at some of the

I was looking at some of the other ones onTRU.com and noticed that many have a Masters of the Universe vibe like the crab walker one.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 17 March, 2014 - 12:04
Some of the recent stuff has

Some of the recent stuff has had direct MotU homages, like this one skeleton with a yellow skull and a purple hood, and the bottom of this one Wizard Tower set - the battery cover is styled directly off of the dungeon grate in Castle Grayskull. It's pretty neat!

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Posted by Alexx on 17 March, 2014 - 13:34
Nice review!

The only thing holding this back from a purchase is that the Imaginext figure's hands dangle. Still, it is nice to see some Exo-Suit love in mainstream toys!

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Posted by BVJ_Fan on 18 March, 2014 - 23:39
 
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