So dem arms. I’m going to come down off this soapbox real quick after this paragraph, so bear with me. Kobra Khan, two heads. Tung Lashor, two heads. King Hssss, two torsos. Snake Face, two heads & add-on bits. Rattlor, neck extension add-on. Blast-Attak… well forget that guy. Now, I’m not about to complain that we actually got an action feature on a figure! That’s a saints be hallelujah, right there! But, I did happen to like that I could turn all the Snake Men into a standard figure. And, sadly, Sssqueeze kinda needed that most of all. The arms are a lot of fun, but they’re also bulky and I’d be happy just have gotten a spare set of regular arms here. We did get an all-new figures, and he’s fun, but still. Let’s zoom out of this soapbox paragraph now.
The bendy arms we did get are great. Unlike the old, one-piece loop, we’ve got two separate arms with really solid, ratcheted ball-joints that will hold the arms up (he’ll still fall over if he holds too much, but the shoulders don’t drop). Both of the arms are sculpted great and capped by regular oversized hands with a swivel wrist. They’re a lot of fun and give the figure a fantastic 22” wingspan! These may not be the (only) arms I wanted, but they’re still plenty cool.
Sssqueeze includes just one accessory, his vintage staff. We went a little un-vintage on this one. The color is right and the squarish look is preserved, but the old one could intertwine with Sssqueeze’s arms where this one takes on a much more traditional staff shape. And… since he’s got a staff, I guess he doesn’t need the traditional snake staff? I’m overjoyed and still somehow saddened by that. I shouldn’t be, my extras box didn’t really need another one.
Overall, yeah, I’m a little bummed that we didn’t get any regular arms just because my shelves are tight at this point and I really could use a less bulky Sssqueeze! But I’m not going to look an action feature in the mouth nor am I going to complain they didn’t spend enough money on this all-new figure. The bendy arms are fantastic and a lot of fun. The newly sculpted pieces really make the figure stand out among the Snake Men. The head could be more menacing, but at this point that might make him standout too much.
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