Dangit... I want!
I didnt notice the belly armor thing until PD pointed it out. Now that I know it is there, it bothers me for some reason....
Regardless, I will try to pick up at least 2 of these packs when they are finally available.
Thanks for the review Dan!
gonna try to keep an eye open for this one, big fan of the DCUC vs MOTUC line so its a must for me
I must have BA Faker! Great review (as always) PD!
awesome as always. are you going to review the motu hot wheels, or is that not really your kind of thing?
nice review dan .. i'm not a fan of DC, but the BA faker is cool! ...
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So not worth $40+ tax/shipping but I still want this one more than the others that I don't have yet.
All of the TRU repaints are lame and cheap. The best ones are Mer-Man and Stratos.
This should at least have the belly armor.
Skeletor was just a repainted face.
He-Man was just a simple repaint.
She-Ra is the same figure.
Zodac's "gloves" are just his fins repainted.
I don't own any of these. If there is to be a variant, at least make it worthwhile - i.e. tooling, etc.. Big difference in these and Prince Adam, Adora, Keldor, Goddess, BA Skeletor, BG Teela, BG Evil Lyn, etc.. I could see why someone would want Stratos (since they may prefer those colors - same reason for Mer-Man), but I just don't see the point. Cheap.
Edit: The one thing I like about this repaint of the armor is how much better the details (the skull and bone, especially) near the bottom can be seen.
DrPAYNE posted his he made some mods to (adding a touch of black and flattening the abs) in the custom figure forum here.
(And while everyone seems to complain about Zodac's gloves, they were pointed like that in Filmation, not just round like the Hordak gloves.)
Flat black lower ab piece would have been nice, but it doens't really take much away from the figure for me. I'll still get it when it's available.
so perhaps we can get it in like what the next 200 days? ffs.
Cool review. I can't wait to get Battle Armor Faker.
Thanks for the review Dan but it ended suddenly in a commercial. At least for me.
Bizarro looks ok. I want the B A Faker.
always great to see your reviews, dan.
it makes a bit sense to show his belly, since he has that control panel on his chest. but I guess no one will display him like that, specially not if they have the regular faker.
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Thanks, PD. I was really looking forward to BA Faker but his blue belly sticking out from under the armor really bothers me - to the point where I don't think I will be purchasing the two pack. It's a shame really.
Most of these two packs always feel like an after thought. No smooth abs on Faker is a shame.
Smooth abs and an axe. That's the battle armor way.
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Dan, can you please post a pic of the original and TRU swords side by side. They look to be different shades of orange.
I'm glad that I was able to get this pack at the con - which almost didn't happen.
The Entertainment Earth booth got the Zodac & She-Ra packs instead. Apparently they scrambled and ended up getting the Faker packs from TRU before the end of the weekend.
I was glad up get Bizarro, because I didn't have him.
I like BA Faker. His hair is darker, which I didn't like, but the rest of the figure is done well.
The armor is visibly made of cheaper plastic than the BA Skeletor armor. It just looks less durable. But it's nice having him. Would I rather have had red Beast Man or Blonde Tiara Teela with a softer outfit? Yes. But he is cool.
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