Dang I'm observant. I totally missed the fully armed pics further back. Nice to see there is a plug-in gun for the chest panel. He looks downright impressive with all that hardware. I'm tempted to get two now, one at ease, one armed to the teeth.
I know a lot of folks aren't fond of the character or basic concept, but he makes one heck of an action figure...
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Love the new pics of him fully kitted up with all his guns. He looks amazing.
**Somebody please make me a Staghorn**
I have to admit, I'm really worried Rio Blast is going to have bloated armor and we'll have the underbelly effect going on. I really hope I'm wrong, but if NA Skeletor is any indication....
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You know, I totally understand how a cowboy with laser guns doesn't seem to fit this property... from a certain point of view. A lot of versions of MOTU either started out as sword and sorcery, or always were. Rio Blast is more like a Filmation cartoon character, where they were flying around on hover sleds with laser cannons and using phlebotonium force fields form the beginning, but handling swords and wearing furry underpants as a matter of choice.
I'd love to see this guy come with the dual pistols he has in his holsters on the Staction figure. It looks great, but I'm kinda sad that I could never take them out and pose him with them. I expect the revolver arm cannon isn't likely either. If he has his backpack at least that would be cool as that was one of my favourite features of the figure as a kid.
my only concern about this figure is those cables running to his hands. I wonder if they are going to hinder his movements much
Somehow, just having him come from another planet makes it all ok for me. Considering his planet is on the Horde Empire Map, I assume that origin is sticking. I guess I'm easily swayed...I went from not caring about the figure to wanting one when I discovered his alien origins. Story has always been a big part of MOTU, for me. I'm easily hypnotized by the mythos.
Some remaining, post 2016-Reveals, WANTS:
Kittrina, Garth, Master Sebrian, Lodar, (comic)Garn, Meliac, Sagitar, Melog, Spirit of Evil, Slime Pit He-Man, Artilla, Drissi, Caz, Grot, Melaktha, Granita, Lady Slither, Dylamug, Scrollos, Hunga, Rajar, Bubblor, Songster, Red Beast, Zed, Horde Mummy, Quakke, NA Sorceress, Staghorn, Col. Blast...and hoping to someday see a Fright Zone with Slime Pit!
AHHHHH you got my hopes up! Seeing this at the top got me thinking that Tokyonever put some more pics up...
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Got hm a hat and a robot horse all painted for him. Now just need to get a staction for the holsters
Good idea. What type of cowboy doesn't have a hat and a horse?
I hope they adopt fannon that Blast is his last name so that Mattel will make "his brother"
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Filmation/Mattel pulled TexHex from Ghostbusters because they got on a cowboy kick and wanted to make a whole series based of this. Rio Blast was introduced earlier the same year that Bravestarr would air and hit toy shelves. It's also been said that they snuck this character into MOTU because they were afraid Bravestarr wouldn't make it through. Not sure about that last bit, but either way, terrible coincidence.
If you watched toons at that time, it would be a ridiculously obvious, and universally understood point of view. The figure was from one cartoon (we all knew it) but for some reason he appeared as a toy in MOTU. For no apparent reason.
If your just looking back at the figures, and weren't really apart of it when it was going down, then yeah, it's just another action figure and you might not even know what the crap "Bravestarr" is, so it doesn't bother you in the slightest. Also an easy point of view to see, and just as legit.
Love him! Can't wait!
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He looks cool. I have a few nitpicks and I still wish he had a cowboy hat but over all a good figure. I'm ready for my space cowboy from New Texas.
Yes... in my cannon Rio Blast, Blastarr, & Bravestarr were all Marshalls and friends on New Texas. Each had a separate territory on the planet to protect. Blastarr and Rio Blast follow Kronis to Eternia to arrest him for murdering Bravestarr's wife.
Awesome pics, Thanks so much as always TOKYONEVER!
He looks so cool. His armor fits just right, tons of new sculpting on him. His face is a perfect 'cowboy' face also! Rio Blast would probably make a good "Man-At-Arms".
He looks cool! Can't wait for his bio!
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OMG, now I know who's the best figure of 2014, at least for me, hehe, great pics Tokyonever, thanks as always.
It almost looks as if design didn't screw him up. That would be a welcome change after figures like NA Skeletor
I don't think he looks too fat. The fold down part of his body armor of course makes it look a little thicker but I have no issue with this.
Awesome sticker included!
The figure looks good. He is wearing an armor not like Intergalatic Skeletor or Sea Hawks vest so from that point he looks fine at least to me.
His head sculpt is great and his action features look decent.
None the less, i have never been a fan of his as i am one of those who think he looks nothing like MOTU and it´s barbaric origin even Ninjor whom i don´t like for the same reason has the furry pants even though he was just created for boys so they have a ninja figure and this character is just for all the little boys who wanted a cowboy.
I´m happy for those who always wanted him and as a figure he looks good. I never looked forward to his release but i´m glad design didn´t do something to him!
*Toy version Catra *Sagitar *Drissi *Lizorr *Zilora *Granita *Delora *Battle Armor Queen Marlena *Hawke *Pebb-Liss(Minicomic Comet Warrior) *Lady Slither