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Very nice Review Dan!
I myself don't mind the long pelvis piece of Tallstar. It looks elongated just as if Tallstar just stretched.
And since I'm ging to display her with her extensions, It'll be no problem to me at all.
Sucks about that leg peg though...
On a side note, there's something i noticed in most of your video reviews:
The parts with you showing the figures is pretty loud compared to the closeup shot parts.
Could you look into equalizing the volume of the sound of the filmed parts for future reviews?
Hope you don't mind me asking that
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Those pelvic pieces don't look terrible, but they certainly don't look good either. Thank the Goddess most of the other females in POP wear skirts that will hide those horrible pieces.
Thanks for another stellar review Dan. I find these so darn helpful, and my kids look forward to the reviews before we get the figs. It really builds up their anticipation...
By the way I agree with Dan 100 percent, that while fans surely want Glimmer, Frosta and many other higher profile Pop characters, adding to the Pop ranks in any way is a great thing.
Looking forward to the Sisters. They kind of remind me of the Magus Sisters from the Final Fantasy games--some ancient trio of very powerful women that you could summon to decimate your enemies. I also like their magazine colors better than the original toys, (sorry Jim)--more variety in the colors on Tallstar and Jewelstar.
Speaking of Jewelstar, I'm surprised that there wasn't much concern over her missing action feature than enables her transformation into a jewel. Was that a "choosing your battles" type thing? I think there might be a problem if Rokkon and Stonedar don't transform.
I don't know whether or not to display Tallstar tall or normal. Usually this is the case where I buy two of a figure, in this case one to display Tallstar as normal and the other to display her as tall. (I don't like constantly switching accessories in this line. The figures are hard enough to get and if something breaks or becomes weakened from too much changing, it wouldn't be easy to get a replacement) I think Tallstar might be the most popular Star Sister if fans want to buy more extensions.
Did anyone have the notion of taking Tallstar's face out of that hair, painting it to She-Ra colors and replacing it with She-Ra's new unmasked head?
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Good review Dan.
I'm actually looking forward to the Star Sisters. If I can't have the Sorceress this month, at least I'm getting three figures instead. It also gives She-Ra and Bow some much needed backup against Catra, Grizzlor, Leech, and Hordak.
I would have preferred the original toy colors though. Whoever made the decision to go with the Filmation colors screwed us over on that one. They still look look good as a group though.
great review!!! so excited to get these girls...my most anticipated release since their reveal.
Starla looks perfect. It really sucks that your Tallstar is messed up, hopefully, thats an isolated incident. I'm not sure if I love how her neck looks extended but I'm definitely using the arm and leg extensions...another beautiful figure. I agree Jewelstar is the ugly sister but I still really like her. A deep shade of red would've gone a long way in improving her but I'm happy with the final product as well. Glorybird is nice too.
So so so excited this set was moved back to January. I'll have them in a week or so and I couldnt be happier.
I guess I am the odd man out , as Jewelstar is my favorite of the 3 figures.
Thank you Dan for another awesome review
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The general look of the Star Sisters is awesome. Although I thought at first they looked too girly, I have to say that Starla looks beautiful, and Tallstar's head and face is gorgeous. I COULD have bought them...
Unfortunately, there are way too many QC issues with these figures for me to buy them. They're sold 100 euros over here, and it is very clear they don't deserve this kind of money. The Tallstar flawed and falling leg alone was enough to dissuade me to buy this set.
I agree that the "diaper crotch" looks utterly stupid and bad. It's actually the only thing I don't like aesthetically-wise.
It is a real shame that Mattel wasted such beautiful sculpts with QC issues and stupid "granny panties"...
I feel bummed out... Female figures almost always have a quality and/or design problem. This causes me not to want to buy more female figures, except those who I really want AND who'll be made properly, with no flaws.
I really think that Pixel Dan's display of all the POP figures looks wonderful. Unfortunately, I didn't buy Swiftwind because of the legs problem, and I won't buy the Star Sisters because of the QC issues. Let's hope things do improve in the future.
This was a very good and detailed review of the Star Sisters, Dan ! Please, Pixel Dan, could you show us some pictures of the Star Sisters with actual weapons and/or shields ? I'd like to see them fighting evil alongside She-Ra...
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WOW! Your video presentation of these three might work wonders as far as winning people over! Your particular quality control issues aside, these three look waaaaay better than they appeared in any of con appearances or some of the early online review photos. I'm actually looking forward to them now that I've seen them "in motion". I think they look pretty great lined up with She-Ra, Bow, and Swift Wind- the colors all look pretty good all together like that. Not that I'm going to buy multiples, but I'm assuming it's possible if you had more than one Tallstar to be able to stack more extensions to make her even taller? The crotch pieces don't look as bad to me as they have in some of the previous photos, but it IS something Mattel should hear feedback on and improve upon for future females (though I can only imagine styleguide versions of Angella and Glimmer suffering from future dumpy crotch- as I think all the other PoP gals sport skirts in Filmation? More reason why fans should clamor for actual toy-based versions of Glimmer and Angella- otherwise if they go the Filmation route they too might get the same granny panties... LOL!).
Great review, Dan!
Glad to hear someone else voice a "meh" on Jewelstar, Dan. However I agree with you that her cape looks real nice, and you may or may not have meant to subtly hint that it would be a good effect to have on Glimmer, but I liked that too!
Oy, I keep having problems with the birds' colors. Why doesn't Glorybird have paint aps? No different colors for the beak or feet, just all solid pink like she's made out of pink playdough?
For some reason I feel this set should be on sale at Epcot Center in Florida. It might be the colors and the slightly futuristic sheen on Jewelstar, but I suspect girls would love these toys if they were sold there (at $65, parents won't, but everything at Disney is overpriced already).
It's funny, with what I'm noticing on the review and these figures in general.
First off, I love them. I didnt care one way about them before they were revealed, but since their reveal I thought this was just consistantly a cool looking set and will be happy and proud to have them. So to the person who said they thought they looked better here than any time before, I'd just add I think they looked consistantly good the whole time, and perhaps it's just the in depth review that showed off just how good they already were.
As for the "granny panties" I'm glad I see at least a number of people who "dont see it" or arent bothered by it. I think they look fine. Mind you I dont need "skin tight" clothes sculpts on girls. They are fine, but not manditory. I felt the same about Adora's "miniskirt". Along with that, I think they just look like fine toy waists. Maybe not anatomically over sensualized, but I'm fine with that.
Mind you, I'm fine with tight sexy sculpts as well. Just not bothered at all by their waist section.
As for Jewelstar being the ugly duckling, again I dont think that is a "flaw" per sey, but just a part of her character. She has always, probably because of the neccessities of her sculpt, been the least attractive one. The outfit is just not terribly flattering. But that's fine, that's who she is. I actually like that some are prettier than others. I completely agree with you though Dan, about how I think it's her crystal tiara that messes up her facial image. I love her hair style and colour, and wish that tiara were removable if only to confirm that she's actually pretty beautiful as well. But heck with it, I am very happy with her look, specifically colour and clear crystal bits. Just awesome.
Sure, she's going to be behind Tallstar (the most beautiful one to me) and Starla, but she's there.
Other than production problems, which remains to be seen if they are common, I think these figures are technically some of the best. Jewelstar with her clear crystal bits and wonderfully painted cape, Tallstar with her beautiful vibrant hair and great colours, awesome "action feature".... Heck, I think that box display is perfect, and not too large. Glory Bird seems to be flying over a very cool scene, what with the moon in the background, and that cool design in the first place of the back panel.
Yep, this is tops in my book. Now lets just hope the production issues are very limited.
after finishing reading the posts thus far, I wanted to add that I got the colour scheme I was hoping for, and a lot of other people. All I can say is that while some get what they want, and others do not, I think it's obvious that the most common version of their colour scheme was the one that was chosen. Great choice. Much like how some people want Cardback Rammman and will say that "the masses" were not reflected if he doesnt come in that colour scheme, even if the masses are not accurately reflected, I would say do the most common version first of course. I myself prefer the TRU Stratos, that is the "Real" stratos to me, but I completely accept why he would come later.
So these girls reflect how they should be, and though I have no interest in the ALT colour scheme, if they were to release them like that later (I know, that seems very unlikely) I would understand. As Toyguru says, "Great refresh idea, down the line"
Why I am glad they went with FIlmation Catra, even though I sorely want a Toy Catra, and I very much hope she shows up "down the line", possibly Battleground Catra?
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