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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

McDonald's Premiums-Muppet Babies (1987)

I love 5.Points.and.Proud! because It allows me to change gears and take a little break from the world of hyper articulated figures.It's a place to unwind and take In the beauty of  a simpler kind of figure,without having to worry about a pose-able finger or swivel toes.As you already know ,this site Is dedicated to figures with 5 points of articulation or less,but all must be worthy!And when It came to McDonald's premiums,none were more worthy than the Muppet Babies!Not only did you get a figure ,but you also got an awesome vehicle/accessory that could be used by most of the other characters that were available.As much as I acted like I was too cool for Muppet Babies as a kid,the force was strong with them.The lure was unavoidable and on more than one occasion I found myself pulling off Skateboard tricks with Kermit and driving off ramps with Fozzie!Unfortunately Gonzo eluded me and I was only able to round up Kermit,Fozzie and Miss Piggy,but all are equally awesome!Why should you hop online right now and get yourselves a set?


  • For a vintage item from a popular franchise,the set can be had for a relatively low price on Ebay 
  • Instantly go back in time every time you look at these guys on display
  • Your girlfriend will like them,too!
  • Accessories like skateboards and mini cars feature rolling wheels and foot pegs for interchangeability! 
  • Everybody loves the Muppets!


















Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cyberforce - Code Orange (1995)

Today we take a look at the Cyberforce-Code Orange set,with Battle Stryker and Buzzcut!This Is my favorite set of the six that are available,and Buzzcut has alot to do with that.He's an amazing figure with alot going on as far as weapons go.With two different kinds of saws and a claw attachment at the end of  three massive cybernetic arms,he's not going down without a helluva fight.The sculpt itself Is pretty damn cool and the added articulation Is a plus with these little figures. Buzzcut has a swivel waist and two points of arm articulation,one at the shoulder  and a separate one for the saw equipped arm. Buzzcut Is the best figure of all six sets in my opinion.










Battle Stryker Isn't far behind Buzzcut as far as awesomeness goes.I'm really digging the multiple,robotic arm theme going on here.In fact I think an entire team of soldiers similar to Stryker,with multiple cybernetic arms and legs would make for a kick ass comic book! I don't know If you take requests Orniphus,but how about drawing that up for me ;)Anyways,Stryker features waist and arm articulation,allowing him to aim any one of  his three equipped firearms. 








5 persuasive points below that warrant a little Cyberforce love!

  • Very seldom do you get two quality figures In one pack,usually one of them lacks. Here you get two top notch,battle ready figures!
  • Durable and solid,especially Buzzcut. He's a chunky one!
  • Like all mini figures,these guys make great desktop companions.Shove em' In your pocket,display em' on your window ledges,throw them at your dog.They're very versatile!
  • Cyberforce has a track record,not a long one,but significant enough to go back and do some extensive research on.Back issues now available at your local comic shops!
  • Bright,over the top 90's comic nostalgia right In the palm of your hand!You can't ask for more than that.        



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cyberforce - Code Purple (1995)



The first thing that came to my mind when I first laid eyes on these figures  In a local hobby shop recently,were the old GUTS  mini figures,which were also a product of Mattel back In the mid to late 80's.The one difference that I noted was in some of the cut joints,allowing for certain parts of the sculpt to be posed and played with.The second thing to come to my mind was the 90's era of comics, with big haired protagonists who tended to look more like 80's Metal bands on steroids.Remember X-Force?The card art gives off  an X-Men vibe,and understandably so as the artist and creator of Cyberforce Is none other than Marc Sylvestri.Marc Sylvestri penciled the spin off Wolverine comics from 1990-1992. Cyberforce,however,was an Image comic and from what I've read,a pretty controversial one.Here's a  link to the back story as I'm pressed for time and need to get right into reviewing the figures.Each set Is color coded.This one being Code:Purple.



The first thing you'll notice about these figures Is that they are very fire arm heavy.I really dig that about these guys.Very reminiscent of  characters like Cable and Bishop.None of these figures have head movement.Instead they emphasize movement In their weaponized arms and waist.The paint on them Is pretty immaculate and the sculpts are nicely detailed with uniform creases,holsters and muscle tone showing nicely.Not pictured are the peg holes on the bottom of their feet.I guess there were also plans on vehicle and play set releases as stated on the card back.They also display and stand up easily.No tipping or falling over,although some of the sets I saw had most of the female figures with permanent stands attached.I am a serious opponent of permanently attached stands.        
Lets take a look at RIPCLAW!






Next Up-DARK SHIELD







GUNMEN

This Is my personal favorite due to his awesome bio!







Below are  5 reasons why you should  pick up the Code: Purple set from the Cyberforce line of  heavily armed mini figs!
  • This may differ from shop to shop,but I got mine for 2 bucks!Not bad for three figures.
  • It's like G.I. Joe meets the X-Men.If you like mutants that carry big guns,then you'll like Cyberforce! 
  • Articulated In key ,weaponized areas allowing for a variety of poses.
  • Great color schemes,imperative for optimal display aesthetics. 
  •   Not many sets to collect,making It easier to complete your Cyberforce team of heroes and villains!