Articulation would be a slam dunk too, but my figure ended up with a pretty damning QC problem. The figure has ball-joints at the neck (limited) shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips (h-jointed), and inverted ankles; swivels at the waist and boots, and single-hinge knees. Everything works pretty great, but those knees are so loose (& the ankles not far behind) that standing is a problem. I was able to balance her a few times during the shoot, but it was a fight every time and it nearly soured me on the whole experience. My figure has to be hooked up to her stand or be sitting on her rocket, or she’s as good as down.
Roxy included six alternate hands: two fists, two hands for the rocket, one for her accessories, and a relaxed hand. All swap in easily and feel alright despite being quite small and each one holds its intended accessory pretty well. Also included are some episode specific accessories: a wrench, an electric gun, a flare, gun and special “bat-flare” that fits in the flare gun just like in the episode.
And, then, of course, is the rocket! It’s a total shelf-space killer, but I love it. It’s a really clean sculpt and really captures the look from the show. Roxy fits on pretty well – I can never quite get her butt in the seat while she’s holding the bars, but the setup can still look great in a ton of poses even in combination with the other accessories. The whole deal just takes off on display and I also enjoy that the weak knees can’t detract from the figure either. The Rocket does take two LR44 batteries that are used to light-up the afterburner. I didn’t have any batteries handy, but turning the afterburner will turn the light off & on once you get the batteries in there. It’s a cool effect!
A stand is included for the rocket. It’s a simple, sleek design, but it’s well done. I wish the regular stands were as efficient on design & space as it was. I do love the turnaround bases, but the part that clips around their waist just isn’t display friendly. At least, in this case though, it does take up less space than a rocket!
Overall, the knees being too lose to stand for long periods of time is pretty much killer. The figure has a perfectly executed sculpt with great paint and great planned articulation, but a figure has to stand and the knees her just don’t. I’m really hopeful that this has just affected my Roxy and that other folks get figures that aren’t gravity-challenged. The upside is that she does include her rocket and some other accessories for a great price and she really should be displayed on it. I just have to find some room for that rocket to squeeze into.
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