The Jetpack’s wings are articulated on hinges and can move forward and back. The missiles on the ends are also separate pieces and are designed to be fired like a flick missile. Something else that really surprised me was all the extra sculpting done on the center piece. Entire details like the fins and sphere were added, while other features like the buttons and vents were made to blend in. It makes me wonder if they’ll be using this center piece over again for other mini-vehicles, especially since it can detach from the wings.
Icarius comes with two heads: one helmeted, and one not. It’s been said quite a bit by now, and I can’t ignore it either… The sculpt is definitely Val Kilmer, circa Top Gun. But I don’t have a problem with that because it helps add personality to a character that a lot of us don’t know anything about.
His helmeted head has been given a separate piece that can slide into place over his eyes. I really like the translucent red on the visor, but the piece itself fits loosely and is always popping off. I also don’t think it moves down far enough, but that might just be me.
Icarius’ articulation is what you’d expect from a MOTU Classics figure, but there is one problem. Icarius can’t really look up, so giving him an effective flying pose is incredibly challenging. It’s not a deal breaker, but it’s definitely annoying.
Flipshot comes with one other accessory, his arm shield/missile launcher. The piece itself looks great and can fit over either arm. Like the jetpack, the 4H took the properties of the original toy and enhanced them to be more dynamic. But even though the two missiles can detach from the arm piece, they are still stuck to each other. Double missiles are a bit frustrating, but at the same time it’s also the same over the top cool that you find in a lot of MOTU.
All around I’m definitely happy with Icarius’ figure, and I’m glad we’re getting our next New Adventures figure with Slush Head next May. I’m also kind of wondering if we’ll get any variant NA figures. It might be interesting to see a Classics Missile Armor Flipshot.