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#1 Wheeljack35

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:24 AM

Pixel Dan Reviews Rio Blast



#2 megachickmagnet

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:09 AM

Wow... So much fail going on with this figure. Thanks Ruben.

I don't think I ever seen Pixel Dan give so many demerits on a MOTUC figure. LOL!

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:33 PM

Getting to the end of the line and this makes the 4 horsemen look lazy

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

Ouch. When Pixel Dan has more than a couple major beefs, you know it's gotta be bad.
Fat-boy armour continues. Blah.

Also, there's no such thing as "chomping at the bit," you idiot bio writer. It's champing. Does no one proof read this stuff? Oh wait, TG is approaching George Lucas levels of "never tell him no" so yeah... there's my answer.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:51 PM

Damn... I was hoping this character turned out good...

#6 megachickmagnet

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:23 PM

Rio Blast is going to need some serious customization.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:51 AM

Looks good to me.

#8 megachickmagnet

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:17 PM

Don't they all?

#9 CaptainTriumph

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:38 PM

For the most part, yes.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:56 PM

It kinda looks like they had a bunch of Count Marzo heads left over and decided to manipulate them to resemble Rio Blast.

He doesn't look horrible to me, but he definitely doesn't look like what I pictured a Rio Blast MOTUC figure would look like. Nostalgia would be the only reason I'd pick up this figure as I wore out the original back in the day.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:09 PM

It kinda looks like they had a bunch of Count Marzo heads left over and decided to manipulate them to resemble Rio Blast.

He doesn't look horrible to me, but he definitely doesn't look like what I pictured a Rio Blast MOTUC figure would look like. Nostalgia would be the only reason I'd pick up this figure as I wore out the original back in the day.

Count Marzo, huh?

Never noticed that...I'll have to take another look at the video.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:36 PM

His head is to stylized. Whoever sculpted it took too many liberties with creativity and pretty much said to hell with any vintage cues. It's one thing to improve upon the vintage head, but they completely reinvented the entire thing. They've done this with quite a few heads over the years, most recent is Eldor... another one they dropped the ball on.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:44 PM


It kinda looks like they had a bunch of Count Marzo heads left over and decided to manipulate them to resemble Rio Blast.

He doesn't look horrible to me, but he definitely doesn't look like what I pictured a Rio Blast MOTUC figure would look like. Nostalgia would be the only reason I'd pick up this figure as I wore out the original back in the day.

Count Marzo, huh?

Never noticed that...I'll have to take another look at the video.


I was exaggerating, but mcm touched on what I was getting at: it's a very stylized head that seems a bit out of place, much the way Count Marzo's head sculpt is/was.

This picture is mostly what did it (hair cut, shave the chin, beef up the 'stache and you've got it! :D ).

Rio Blast head sculpt

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:27 PM

I think the same guy who did the Marzo, Jitsu, Bow, Flipshot, etc. is the same guy who did Rio's head. The hyper-windblown hair and exaggerated jawline is a dead giveaway. The guys got skill, and makes a nice head, but his style would be better suited for a different line with that kind of style.

"Ibentmymanthing" on the .org makes his own heads and sells them. On ebay he's IBMMT. He made a Rio Blast head that is a better interpretation of a vintage style head, only augmented. I bought one and painted it up already... looking forward to trying it out on Rio when I get him. If it looks good I'll post some pics. :)

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

It's funny. The only thing about the figure that I actually like is the head.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

I am actually a fan of the sculptor... I believe he also sculpted Fisto...

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

This figure is Ruben's final insult. Good riddance.

#18 megachickmagnet

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

Actually Ruben was involved with all the remaining 2014 figures to some extent from what I heard. Hopefully the rest of the 2014 line up will be relatively flaw free, but I won't hold my breath.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:03 PM

I like most of the figure, I'm glad they went a different route with the head, the vintage one looks like He-Man with a 'stache, lol. I'll display mine with all his crap closed, I may even drill a hole in his chest piece so the peg "pops" closed. I need to dig out my stations and see if I can cast the gun arm and give it to him.

I expected the "fat" body, as they already told us that they were already tooled and we wouldn't see the fix till next years figs.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:39 AM

Despite the gaffs for the most part I still like the figure even with limited posing options.




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