V.I.N.Cent and B.O.B.
Review by JoshB
As I mentioned in my Maximillian review, these toys are kind of a dream come true. While these figures do have a few small flaws, overall I am super happy that these exist.
Produced by Diamond Select Toys, this set came in two versions. The version you see below is the regular edition, and there is also a Walgreens version that only has V.I.N.Cent, and no background parts.
The package below is not resealable, so better tear that guy apart!
This set includes V.I.N.Cent, Old B.O.B., V.I.N.Cent accessories, two stands, and parts for the Cygnus backdrop. The other parts come with Maximillian, so you have to buy both sets to have the entire display.
First lets talk about V.I.N.Cent.
V.I.N.Cent looks great, but there are some inaccuracies. Forgive the out of alignment helmet, that's my fault.
So what's innacurate? The red bits on his hat are supposed to have squares at the bottom. The eyes should not have panel lines, it looks like he has mascara on. The biggest thing for me is the V.I.N.Cent text - it should arch along the line of the body above it, but it actually seems to be straight, but when applied to a curved surface, it looks like its arched down.
But I am being nitpicky I guess. I am super excited that this exists, and it's one of the most accurate toys we'vve gotten so far. It's loaded with gimmicks.
There are a few points where the paint scratches off easily, mostly on the accessory parts. Check out the panel on the side.
Obviously, the head turns, as does the "hat". Actually I would have preferred if they were locked together, so when one turns the other does too, to keep them in line. I don't remember them moving independently in the movie, but I could be wrong.
V.I.N.Cent's "feet" can be swapped out with extended versions.
The "hat" can be raised up to reveal V.I.N.Cent's inner circutry. This happened when he fought Maximillian at the climax of the movie. Note the small paint scuff under the eye.
The whole thing can hide in the body as well.
The panels on the outside open to reveal two small claws. These claws can be swapped out for longer ones. The claws do not open or close.
Remember those panels with the flaking paint? pry those off and you can attach another set of arms.
The panel in front opens, and you can plug in the drill that V.I.N.Cent uses to actually disable Maximillian. That piece has paint flaking off of it too.
The red panels can be removed and swapped out with the extended laser guns. In my excitement I failed to push them in all the way, or line them up properly.
And then there is Old B.O.B. - only available with this 2-pack. He has no accessories.
The head turns, and the claw moves a little, but that's about it.
The Cygnus bridge piece is great. It's a bit difficult to get the railing in place, and feels brittle, so be careful. The backdrop is cardboard, and is reversable.
There are stand connectors included, so if for some reason you had a bunch of these, you could lock them together.
The included stands are hot garbage. They need to be tightened up with screwdrivers to hold the weight of the figures, and even then they droop. And if you want to get up to the level of Maximillian, you need to combine parts of the two stands together.
Now it's time for the final battle of David and Goliath!
Maximillan has blocked the way to the probe ship as the Cygnus is falling into the Black Hole.
Vincent rams head first into Maximillian, knocking him backward!
Maximillian shocks V.I.N.Cent!
While drawn in close to Maximillian, V.I.N.Cent extends is central drill, and cuts through Maximillians thick armor.
Disabled, Maximillian floats off into space...
Where he passes through the Black Hole, where he is reuinted with Dr Reinhart.
This was the battle I always wanted to have as a kid, and now thanks to Diamond Select, I can. Despite the flaws, I am in love with this set, and I'm super lucky to have it.
|Posted 6 April, 2020 - 20:12 by JoshB|