Space Runaway Ideon
Review by NekroDave
Opinion seems to be divided on Yamato's Ideon. Whether or not you like it will probably depend on two factors. The first is whether or not you really like the design of the character, which I do. The second is what you like your toys to do. If you want them to simply look good, this one is a surefire winner. But if you prefer gimmicks and accessories, look elsewhere.
The design of the toy is fantastic in my opinion offering both a very accurate portrayal of the character as well as tremendous articulation.
I honestly can't think of another toy I have that can be posed in as many ways as this one while still looking good and maintaining it's balance. Furthermore, Ideon really feels like something that was made to be played with. Not that I would, but if I decided to throw this toy across the room, I'm pretty confident it would be able to take the abuse.
On the downside, the only accessories it comes with is an extra pair of fists (open and closed fists are included). It doesn't shoot anything, it doesn't transform, anything. Even the box is comes in is pretty lame. It probably takes up more space than it has to (increasing shipping costs in the process) without providing any really interesting artwork to make up for it. You won't display this box.
Standing at approximately 8" tall, Ideon is made entirely out of plastic. I think in many cases, it's this fact combined with it's roughly $40 price tag that turns a lot of collectors off.
|Posted 26 February, 2006 - 10:16 by NekroDave