Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Grunt: Mass Effect 2/3 Action Figure
Well, as promised, I am doing a more in depth review of the figures I got at Toys R' Us the other day (seriously a mere day or so after ordering the others online because I knew I was never going to find these in a store!).
I had heard some pretty terrible stuff about these figures, from bad sculpting and articulation to bad paint applications. I cannot speak for the original release (as these were originally from DC direct I think), but these examples are pretty darn nice. These are larger scale than I am used to, but that aside, are pretty darn cool.
The sculpting is nice and clean, if a bit simple in places, though that seems in line with the aesthetic from the game, and the painting is excellent. The level of articulation is what I think of as DC Direct as well, which is to say, not living up to McFarlanes Halo standards, but better than say, some Mattel stuff from the same scale. You can tell these were originally sculpted from ME2 as the Claymore is in its original massive glory! Also, because Grunt is not in ME3 much to speak of. Grunt also comes with a stand which slots into his right foot, but, astonishingly, he doesn't need it much.
Because I had a really hard time getting a fix on the scale of these figures from looking online, I decided to do a scale comparison. So, Grunt is bigger than a Spartan, but smaller than a hunter. Seems legit.