Boba Fett: RADC
Review by AJProDie-Cast
I always look for die cast collectibles and came across this one for around fifty dollars including shipping. It is made by Tomy Direct and is a die cast body frame with cloth and plastic pieces. The box is a standard window with a plastic tray.
When you lay the pieces out you have to play dress up. It is annoying the first time, but after done once, it is easy to redo.
My arm was not in the sleeve right and when I tried to pose, I forced the peg out of the hard rubber joints and had to to strip him down to fix!
When complete it looks great, and has such intricate detail I loved the look.
The design flaws are that the feet and hands don't lock in, so he falls over every two seconds with his feet and/or hands often coming off.
The jet pack is rubber and the jets do swivel.
He comes with his hand laser and blaster rifle.
Even has Wookie braids, insignia, cape, files in pockets. No details are missing!
But and there is a huge BUT...it literally falls apart whenever you do any kind of minor posing (guns never stay in well). If the metal arm slips behind the gauntlets you have to undress and redress to fix. It is like some other modern chogokin, all show no go. Me, I like it. It displays well and has die-cast heft. To many, it could be a floppy mess that may drive you crazy and you might even loose a limb before you know it.
|Posted 4 May, 2011 - 18:32 by AJProDie-Cast|
Comments9 comments posted
I have one of their diecast bodies just like this one and it appears to be dead on the same. I saw this in a Darth Vader from a year or two back and though about Tomy buying the design then. Then again, maybe Ohtsuka Kikaku is just owned by Tomy?
almost bought a vader version in same packaging that said tommy direct just like this one
This looks like a die-cast Bandai Spiral Zone body. What scale is this? Is it 1/12 scale?
Quite funny even though its one of my favorite toylines ever all the issues I have with Spiral Zone figures are similar with the issues you are having with this figure.
Great review, I didn't know this existed.
These are in scale to Mego figures, making them 8-inches in height roughly.
These are very similar to Spiral Zone and why I had an interest in them when they were released.
This was a great idea and I would have loved to buy these. I collected Mego pretty hard in the 90's and this was a mind-bending product: Star Wars, Mego scale? Tomy? Diecast? I had to get them, even if all my Megos were sold long ago...
But I passed, as yet again, manufacturers charged way too much for these and as you can see, it can't even stand up or hold together on the shelf!! What is the point of buying a toy at around $90, so it can sit in the box on your shelf? I just can't support products like this that are overpriced to begin with and non-functional out of the box.
It was also disappointing to see how different the figure looks from promo shots, and just how cheap looking the armor on Fett is, bulging out and making him neckless.
You can spend your $90 in a much, much better way, by saving your money for the Medicom Fett, or by using it for another diecast toy.
can't disagree with what you said...but for some reason I like the darn thing
I have not bought a action figure or PVC statue in years...since...oh my Todd McFarline craze I once was in. but, some how some way I found my way to this site for the first time, and read this review (helped that it was no the froth page) and something about the pictures, and review of this figure stood OUT to me. So I ddi a quick e-bay google of the figure and was please to find that it was going for $55 bucks (a few trying to get 2 to 3 times that :( grrr) but I went ahead and bought both this one and the Vader one as well (the Vader was going for $100 and up sigh)....
Once they come in the mail and I take them out of the box (yes this will possibly be the first figures in all my collecting since before I was a kid that I open) I'll be sure to add to this review with both figures. I went ahead honestly and bought duplicates of both figures to have one set in box and the ones I plan on actually displaying. If these go over as well as I hope they do I might start collecting Die Cast figures. Something about them being metal, hefty, and with durability that just feels so...so.....1970's ...... and not often made for the market any longer. For the most part you see things that are only in part die cast for weight issues, or balancing of a figure... but a solid pice? wow....
are there any other figures like this aside from the Star Wars Vader and Boba?
sorry for the page long comment..first time here and all
I am on the fence with buying vader...55 I saw but with shipping around 70 and give me the 411 on the vader figure...
I think another member talked about these creatures part of another line.
when it comes in I'll do a full review, which might be a lot of fun.
I got both the Fett and Vader figures, makes me wish they had a Arc Trooper figure as well....