Thursday, April 4, 2013

Who's that Pokemon?!

Who else is from the Pokemon era here? I was right there smack in the center of the Pokemon era, I collected and spent ridiculous amounts of money on Pokemon cards, played the original Pokemon Red on the black and white Gameboy (my cousin had the blue version), went home after school to watch Pokemon on TV (I think I sat too close to the TV as I had to get glasses around this time too...sigh), collected little Pokemon figurines from vending machines...and it goes on and on and on...

Even up to now I have been following the Pokemon games, my last Pokemon game was Black 2, which sort of sucked since it was pretty much the same as Pokemon Black. It was the only Pokemon game that I didn't finish playing because I got bored of it. There's one coming up for the Nintendo 3DS, but since I don't have one of those, I am most likely going to be passing on it.

Anyways, I've been really excited about this figure release since it's the first Pokemon to get an articulated figure from Bandai's D-Arts line. This Pokemon is Mewtwo, #150 in the first generation of Pokemon. I remember watching the first Pokemon movie in the theaters with my friends and it revolved around how Mewtwo was created by scientists and it was the most powerful Pokemon in the world...ahh good times. So how did the figure do? Meh...really it doesn't feel like it was worth the money. I wish they included some more accessories like some type of projectiles or energy fields. The only accessories included is an extra hand to hold the effect parts (which does an extremely poor job of holding it). The tiny ball joint on the wrist pops off really easily and barely has enough friction to hold up the effect part without falling off. I guess to keep the slim profile of the hands, they had to use those tiny ball joints though. The paint on mine is rough, reminiscent of those dollar vending machine Pokemon figures I use to get. Although the tail is impressively articulated with a total of 13 sections. This figure also comes with a first release bonus of a non-poseable Mew figure.

I only briefly played around with it so I don't know if I will end up liking it more. But initial impressions are not as good as I expected. I am happy to finally have some decently articulated Pokemon figures though and will keep my preorders for the up-coming Charizard, Blastoise, and hopefully Venusaur.

Mew + Mewtwo

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