Avatar Jake Sully
Review by JoshB
In James Cameron's Avatar (or as Schwarzenegger calls it, Abatah) Jake Sully can use an artificial life-form called an Avatar to infiltrate the native Na'vi people of Pandora. It's like his consciousness transfers itself from the human vessel to the Avatar.
So, this is Jake's Avatar. In the movie, the Na'vi people are VERY tall. I think they are like 10 feet tall, a good 4 feet taller than the average human. However this action figure is only slightly taller than the human sized ones. I know mass-market action figures have never been known for scale, but come on. I mean, the Chewbacca figure is always a great deal taller than the Han Solo figure, you know?
Anyway, scale aside, it's not a terrible looking figure. The blue, cat-like appearance has a nice aesthetic. The details are good. Articulation could be a bit better, but hey, it's a cheap action figure.
Oh yeah - what is that thing that professional fighters get, when they have been punched in the ear too many times? Cauliflower Ear? This toy has that.
In terms of accessories, he comes with... a stick. Well, it's a spear actually, but it pretty much looks like a stick. Where are all the grenades and guns he used at the end of the movie? THAT'S the Jake Sully I want to see.
Also included is an iTag which can be used as a display stand, or hold it up to a webcam (once the software is installed) and get a augumented reality image on your screen. Its a cool effect.
So, this one is not as bad as the others - it's a run-of-the-mill mass-market action figure.
Mattel also released a larger scale figure, which we will look at next.
|Posted 3 February, 2010 - 09:11 by JoshB|