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And that's in addition to everything else I have to do for my sponsors and other companies who send me stuff for Pixel-Dan.com.
I appreciate that everyone wants to know as many details as they can about these figures, and I do my best to always answer additional questions and take extra pictures when asked to after posting the videos. But it's not always easy for me to drop what I'm doing and do this sort of stuff, especially when it comes to stuff like figuring out how to remove glued pieces and cutting up a figure.
IF I am able to get to this, and people really feel I need to do it, I can try. But I really can't make any promises on that right now. I have far too much to do and many deadlines to meet. I apologize. I'll continue to do my best to keep answering questions and snapping extra pictures as time allows.
P.S. Dan, keep up the good work and TY for what you do already
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Thanks PD, cant wait for the Snake Men 2pk review.
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The point is that Mek's new nose differs from the Vintage figure and that's what some fans might be seeing that's "off" about him.
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After Dan's awesome review video I'm even less worried about thr so-called 'helmet-gate' issue as everything seems fine in that department to my eyes. And I love his extending neck into infinity ability! Yes, I plan to purchase multiple Mek's so I can replicate his extendo neck to infinity and beyond!!
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Nice review Dan, figure looks good besides the high helmet, hope some customizers can find and post a fix for this. Having said that I am really tempted to repaint mine in 200x colours like this:
MOTUC NA Most Wanted: Darius, Kayo, Vizar, Hoove, Lizorr
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I'd rather him not focus on "controversy", since most of that is just hyper-criticism that doesn't really affect the final product. A reviewer should do exactly what the job title describes...offer a review of the product they received, based on their feelings about it. Dan pointed out the helmet issue because it was obvious to him, and he felt it should be pointed out as a slight flaw. If he doesn't see any issue with the paint, why would he point out "well, if you cut your figures open, you'll find black plastic underneath". That has nothing to do with the product as it is, so it doesn't have any place in a review. If there were giant scratches with black showing through, I'm sure he would point it out since it would be a quality issue. Black plastic being used in itself is not a quality issue.
The only thing I have to complain about is the amount of money Dan has to buy all these figures. I need HIS job! Fo Sho!
My seller/trader/buyer feedback:
MOTUC Most Wanted: 1) Stridor 2) Night Stalker 3) Roton 4) Karg 5) Lodar 6) Mask of Power Demons 7) Talon Fighter 8) Road Ripper 9) Lord Masque 10) Snake Mountain 11) Vintage Fright Zone 12) Dragon Walker
Thanks again, Dan!
Very much looking forward to Mekaneck; he was an old favorite for...unknown reasons. Perhaps simply because of the action feature! I know it wasn't 'cause of the weapon, because who knows there that is. I mean what the heck did I do with these things when I was three years old?!
...oh yeah, chew on them. Oh...oh I hope I didn't eat that mace...
ANYWAY: He looks fantastic, with only the slight rise of the helmet being a minor downfall. Honestly though, it looks fine from many angles so it doesn't bother me. I imagine that his eyes never lined up with the goggles anyway; there's probably a separate peice that goes directly over his eyes and routes to the larger viewfinders on the helmet itself, so he can zoom in, snap pics, and relay it all to a computer back at the castle somewhere. Kinda like how Tri-Klops has now been shown to have those things over his eyes, except...you know, I don't think Mekaneck's system is actually plugged into his sockets like Tri-Klops'. HEY! This looks like another good post for the 'ol "What is that thing" thread I started while back.
Finally, I love that mace. I wish I had it for longer when I was a kid. It was even better in the 200X line! Glad to have a classic styled one as well. I always thought it was hilarious that his power doesn't really help in battle (depending on how you improvise) so he's never seemed like much of a warrior - until you see that he carries a BIG 'OL MACE. I mean, to really use that sucker Meckaneck has to be strong! I think catching that scout while he's spying will actually be a bit more dangerous for the attackers than most people think!
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Great review Dan.
Figure looks great, but I'm not a huge fan of the helmet. I wish there were some additional details like in the 200x version, just to give the goggles more distinction as they seem a little bland. Nevertheless, very pleased to add him to my collection!
Keep up the great work buddy, we're all very lucky to have your reviews and should never take them for granted.
Was never really a fan of Mek but looks better than i thought with the neck extensions. I wish that they could stack more without the blue part.
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Another great review as always! Thanks Dan!
As for Meky, the head isn't going to look right squashed down on his head, either. If it's low enough to align with his eyes, then there isn't room for the top of his skull inside the helmet. The problem is, as I've said before, inherent in the design of the helmet; it was never made to fit over an actual human head. It can never truly align with his eyes in a useful way to begin with, so I'll take the way it is over a smashed cranium with severe brain damage...
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