The Fossilizers are be best thing Hasbro has done in years, a fresh idea executed in a creative way but one that also
feels completely at home in the wider Beast Wars milieu.
I think Wingfinger is probably the most dynamic action figure out of the four. Being as skinny as it is certainly helps, but the whole thing is also just a mess of joints. I especially appreciate the range on the ball-joint wrists, which are great for wielding his swords. The scrawny robot mode looks pretty sad in package, but it's a lot of fun once you get it out. The beast mode is nice too, and it's really easy to see why they made this one a Maximal. The pterodactyl skull just looks so cheerful!
I had a go at combining the three partsformy ones, but it's even more obvious with all three of them in hand that Hasbro didn't catch on to how popular it was to combine these modular figures until it was too late. They did include a second head with Wingfinger to use when combined with the others, which is nice. But even though Wingfinger reuses some of Paleotrex's joints, the three dinos' parts really aren't all that compatible with one another. You can make it work, but the results are pretty wobbly and not much fun to play with.
Tantrum wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:00 am
Fangry is, I'm sorry to tell you Warcry, adequate. He's not worth tracking down and paying for an exclusive set with 3 other figures you may not want. Nor is he bad enough that you're not missing out if you don't get him. He's a decent figure who looks good in both modes.
That's what I was hoping to hear! Honestly, he didn't look like much once higher-quality pics of the set started showing up. I'm still annoyed at them on principle, though.
Heinrad wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:38 pm
Then Hasbro released what appears to be the Japanese Legends versions as Walmart exclusives for our Four Warriors from the sky, only lacking the mini-vehicles they came with in Japan. And because reality hates me, Chromedome never showed up around here.
I wonder sometimes why Walmart bothers getting exclusives that they never intend to stock. I haven't seen a single Headmaster in my local stores, most of the G1 reissues bigger than a Minibot have been no-shows, 3/4s of the Netflix stuff has been impossible to find and I've seen a single, solitary Beast Wars reissue. My understanding is that it's a bit better in the US, but up here each store gets maybe one case of any given exclusive. Other times, they just set aside the shelf space and never actually get the toys in at all.
I know the point of exclusives is just to get buyers in the door, but that only works if people believe you'll actually have