Howdy folks. I collect a very erratic array of figures, to the point where I don't even really know all the shit I have off the top of my head. Doesn't stop me from taking pictures of them though. Most of my pics go up on my Tumblr, or my DeviantArt, along with all sorts of other random stuff.
I think I'm going to try and do something consistent for a change. If I can pull it off, each week I plan to find a toy that has been bargain-binned for less than $5, and give a short review, because sometimes you can find some cool stuff.
This one in particular I've had my eye on for a while. At Walmart a few months ago, this guy was $20. Yesterday? $3. You can always use more giant robots, so I've been waiting for this guy to drop to $2-3. I knew it would because it's based on a card game that died so fast no one ever actually played it - Redakai. The game had nice art, but the lenticular cards game me a raging headache.
So here he is - the Gold Metanoid.
Honestly, I never played the game. I just thought this dude looked awesome. Because he does. He's a big. Gold. Robot.
With a whole 16 points of articulation!
And he can do this.
The big gimmick for the figure is that you can stick the bottom right corner of these cards into a thingee that pops out of his back, and 3 little lights will project them as a mini-animation into that chest bubble for a few seconds. It's pretty lame, and I don't really care for it. But that's not why we bought this guy.
It's also worth noting that he IS pretty flexible. I could get him to balance on one foot with only a little difficulty, no small feat give how bulky he is.
I was also surprised with how durable he seemed to be. At first I was worried I'd break him since some of his joints were kinda stiff at first, but he's actually pretty tough. I wouldn't recommend wrenching his joints around like a hyperactive toddler, but I'm sure he would easily survive getting tossed across a room.
Overall? I think it was definitely a worthwhile purchase. I think I'd have been happy if I got him for $7-8. I may pick up his gold vampire counterpart later if the price drops further.
tl;dr - if you want to add a cheap gold robot to your collection, you could do a hell of a lot worse than dropping $3 on this guy.
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