Review by AJProDie-Cast
86Hero is a funny company. Their Hybrid Metal Figuration figures are 80% diecast, and seem similar in design to the Fewture ES Gokin line. They are finely detailed figures in "child-like" proportions. There is a pre-order out there for Batman that seems unusual, but for Mickey this design and toyline seems perfect.
It comes in a nice flapped box that has a detailed history of the figure and a plastic shell tray with extra fists and a Santa Claus hat (sometimes the box has a sticker on it with the hat shown as a "special edition" item, but mine did not).
The lines are prefect and he is the exact dimensions of the legendary figure.
Therein lies a major design issue, however. The legs are thin and the head so large and all diecast. He easily tips over from extreme strain on the hip and leg joints.
The legs are totally diecast and rotate 360 degrees just like the arms, but the part that holds the leg to the body is plastic and starts to strain under the weight.
The box and ads show many extreme poses and they are achievable (360 degree joints and tilting feet), but often when he is set in the position for a while, you might come home and discover a light breeze has caused poor Mickey to fall over.
The hands slide over black pegs, with a white cuff that stays on. It should be noted, they are a tight fit and often mine are either not on all the way or I felt like I was going to break the arm to put on.
When you get them on, and get a pose that does stay, he looks so darn cute!
The Santa hat is a nice touch.
Mickey's size is pretty good.
Overall, I’m not remotely sure he belongs in my collection. Mickey is 80% diecast, well crafted, and with a perfect look for this timeless character. I recommend getting one and be aware he may easily fall if you put too much strain on one leg.
|Posted 26 September, 2011 - 22:43 by AJProDie-Cast|