Our final villain gallery from the original Power Rangers Dino Charge 5″ figure line is here with the villain Slammer, who we saw in an early episode of the show capture our beloved Koda and Chase. Unfortunately, that may have been the character’s highlight, as the toy doesn’t really meet up to any expectations (unless you set them pretty low).
Find out in 15 pictures why we this toy doesn’t need to be on your “must buy” list. Simply click ”Discuss on TokuNation Forums link at the end of the page to check the full gallery and the review!
What do you think of this figure? Did you collect the villain figures that were released, and if so what do you think of Bandai America‘s run on bad guy toys, the first in quite a few years? Sound off!
Every toy line has a "lemon" ... a toy that you have high hopes for but just fails to miss the mark. Sometimes those lemons end up moldy - where they're worse than you thought they'd be. And while the Power Rangers Dino Charge line, especially the 5" figure line, has given us plenty of gems and diamonds, one toy in particular fell out of the "crappy toy" tree and hit every single branch on the way down.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a gallery that I purposely held back as to not muddy up the crystal clear waters of our Toku Toy Box give away. I present to you today the gallery for the Power Rangers Dino Charge 5" figure known as Slammer.
Let's start with the good points. It has incredible detail! Again, as always, Bandai America grabs Hasbro by the balls and goes "WE CAN SCULPT JUST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER THAN YOU!". Except this time, they grabbed them, yelled that statement, and then tripped while walking out of the office down a stair well which caused them to hit a fire alarm which turned all the sprinklers on in the office resulting in a fine from the city as well as a fine for all the damaged office furniture.
The sculpting is great. But it's wasted on a toy that just isn't good.
The figure sports a whopping 7 points of total articulation. I'm not sure if the legs can move outwards side to side because the metal skirt is blocking his path. He also suffers from "Sledge brown", meaning they had left over paint from Sledge and just covered this guy in it. His head can spin around 360 degrees, so you can torment any small children you have by saying Slammer is possessed.
Here's the deal - the figure LOOKS great in sculpting and I can forgive a lackluster paint job - trust me, I collect Bandai America toys, I'm happy when a figure is more than two colors (looking at you Dino Cycle figures). But this guy's articulation mimics a homemade cosplay costume and in this day and age it's kind of laughable if you get that in a line that does feature sometimes up to 17 points of articulation.
He doesn't come with any. But if he did, I'm sure they'd be pretty lackluster too.
The Overall Conclusion
This is my opinion and some may question it when we have characters that have even less articulation in Bones and similar articulation in Puzzler, but I just don't like this toy. While the prior two mentioned have their low points (articulation and paint), they felt like GOOD toys, solid toys that as a kid you would easily play with. This one doesn't look appealing, it is lackluster in your hands, and is overall a forgettable piece. Every line has a lemon, and for the regular Dino Charge line, this one is the lemon in my opinion. Unless you're collecting the whole line (like me), this one is an easy pass. Save it on a villain figure that's worth it - like Sledge, Snide, Sting Rage, or any of the other previous villains we've done galleries of.
What do you think? Post your thoughts!
Wow... I think I like this figure a lot more than you do. That's not to say that I like it lot. I'm just experiencing no loathing. That sculpt is just great.
If anything I prefer this one to Bones just because articulation wise Bones is more or less a shampoo bottle that doesn't actually hold shampoo.
I did find him disappointing as well, but I think one more paint app would have done wonders for him.
What an absolutely awful toy.
It's such a shame, because some of the molding is really on point, and even a few bits of the paint are very nice. He really suffers from not having shoulders, even if they just gave him a right shoulder and left the cage-restricted one static. Puzzler showed us (iirc) that having shoulders and no elbows can just about work, but the other way around just leaves you with no dynamic posing options at all
Wait; this figure doesn't have shoulder articulation? I didn't initially pick up on that. Suddenly, I understand the boos and hisses.
It's a shame really, because it has one of the most striking designs of all the villain toys.
Wow. The blue is really bright on this guy. That and the rest of it looks awful.
Mr. Yellow says
Terrible figure to play with, but it's good to see more villains in general.
It's just too bad, that like recolored zords, we're getting him yet again in Dino Supercharge when we could get different villains.
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