What Fansproject has done is take an original concept of their own and essentially send it back thirty years into the past and produce the figures as they would have been produced in the '80's. This means, simple transformations, no ball joints, limited paint apps, sticker sheets and yes, stryofoam.
|With the head(?) master. Brainmaster? I have no idea really.|
First off I must say I love the concept, it is almost like a set of "lost" G1 figures, especially when you get one in hand. I had already been planning to buy these guys once they were released, but a good friend of mine gave Fangro here to me as a gift at Charticon. Getting to hold this figure it really feels like it would fit right in on my G1 shelves. The weird proportions, limited range of motion, it all works extremely well for the figure. I know plenty of others have reviewed these guys already, so I will spare rehashing what others have said.
|That is one tiny noggin.|
What really strikes me is the box. Not only is it a beautiful retro design with the "Ice Age" theme (I love it!) dominating the front, but Fansproject has intentionally designed in wear to this box. The corners have creases, there is water damage on the bottom, all printed of course; but it just adds to the overall concept of these figures being new 30 year old toys. Also, the classic box art of the character in a pose that the toy could never achieve is a nice touch.
|It's so old, and yet so new!|
|Note the water damage along the crease. I wonder what AFA would grade this?|
|Waitasec, that looks familiar...|