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Nitro Riders: Green Vapor

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Head tilt?

Does the head tilt back at all? It has got a really cool unique look. The head looks like it would be aerodynamic if he could look straight up while laying down flat against the bike.

GetterVolt's picture
Posted by GetterVolt on 13 May, 2012 - 19:43
agreed

I thought the same thing. But unfortunately, he's stuck looking down.

The Enthusiast's picture
Posted by The Enthusiast on 13 May, 2012 - 19:46
I guess when you figure who

I guess when you figure who made this and when it was made it's not surprising. It's still a nice change-up from what I usually think of when I see McFarlane Toys on the package and interesting. Thanks for the review!

PS - I have a urge to yell "Keep your eyes on the road!" at this toy.

GetterVolt's picture
Posted by GetterVolt on 13 May, 2012 - 19:58
WOW! That bike looks pretty

WOW! That bike looks pretty sick!

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 13 May, 2012 - 21:00
Yeah, I don't see it. I think

Yeah, I don't see it. I think while the sculpt is very detailed, it lacks... precision? Just look at the vents on the back. They're warped and all bleh. I give McFarlane and his toy company credit for ushering in a new standard in detail and sculpting, but I just never liked most of the toys they made.

Then again, look at the piece of crap I posted to the front page, so what do I know?

Great review though!

JoshB's picture
Posted by JoshB on 13 May, 2012 - 22:30
I can agree with the lack of

I can agree with the lack of precision. There's just something weird about this toy that fascinates me. It's like the movie Twins where the doctors took the DNA of a bunch of guys to make Arnold's character. This bike is Doctor McFarlane sampling the DNA of Tron's lightcycles, Kaneda's power bike, and the chopper that Ben rode in Full Throttle. Unfortunately the result we ended up with is Danny DeVito instead of Arnold. Weirdly charming in it's own ungainly way.

GetterVolt's picture
Posted by GetterVolt on 14 May, 2012 - 08:35
Nice review. Definitely not

Nice review. Definitely not one of McFarlane's most popular lines, I remember seeing these on the shelves at Boscov's as late as 2005. I did buy Green Vapor, but was never was able to get used to the clear shield (it sits in the "spare parts" box). I agree that it doesn't look very polished, but somehow it still works.

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Posted by spencer1984 on 15 May, 2012 - 06:38
 
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