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  • MOTUC Rio Blast!

    Tokyonever has posted some cool new pictures of Rio Blast over at http://www.grayskullmuseum.com/

    “We change people through conversation, not through censorship." ― Jay Z

  • #2
    I'm okay with the head, but that Rubenized armor is another fail. Not my favorite vintage figure, but at least he's coming.

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    • #3
      I like the head a lot. I also think the armor looks a bit big, but passable on this figure.
      "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." ― Noam Chomsky

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      • #4
        The puffy shirt is ok with me. He does have a few extra guns to pack inside. I'm not sure I like the head, but it does give it that weird anime look to go along with the puffy shirt.
        “Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion." ― Henry Steele Commager

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        • #5
          Fat Armor Rio Blast.......Christ.

          I do like that he has a satchel of weed on the back of his belt
          “Anything is a dildo, if you're brave enough"
          Thomas Jefferson

          Always looking to trade MOTUC to complete my collection.

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          • Mechanizor
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            Weeeeeeeed! (And no, I don't smoke that shit or anything for that matter, but I heard it's fun)

        • #6
          I can't point out what it is, but his head looks off to me. The armor looks okay, maybe because I've seen worse....

          Weird......

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          • Novelty
            Novelty commented
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            I think the way the hair is draped seems a bit unnatural?

          • Mechanizor
            Mechanizor commented
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            Also, the pics weren't perfectly photo edited...

          • Shawn
            Shawn commented
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            "unnatural"


        • #7
          I like the head, but it doesn't really say "Rio Blast" to me at all. The shirt/armor is, at least, passable. The paint apps are an absolute mess, particularly the face.
          Not every beast is tender, especially if there is genius in his making.

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          • #8
            All hail Fat Blast! The fastest (or should I say fattest) drawer in Eternia as well as at eating burgers!

            Just like Blade and Extendar before it, this figure just doesn't look right overall. That stuff on the back of his belt looks like something that could've been on a TMNT early 90's figure from Playmates... you call these Adult Colectibles!? Pathetic...
            “Freedom of speech doesn't protect speech that you like, freedom of speech protects speech that you hate." ― Ron Jeremy

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            • #9
              I think he looks ok with the fatty armor. The head looks great, and I'm glad he's coming with his backback. Look, he even has the crotch piece they said was impossible on POP figures - he generally looks like he should which I think is great. The only issue I have is that the guns don't seem to "fold inside" him like the vintage figure. Instead of being a freaky guy who has bionic implants, he looks more like a guy wearing a suit. On the vintage figure there was these cut-out "wells" for the guns to fold into (take a look and you'll see what I mean) that made Rio Blast's lasers more "sneak attack!" style and hidden normally. It doesn't look like the panels shut right in these pictures. I wonder what he looks like in profile, as it looks like everything doesn't close up right and guns would be still visible even when shut. Of course I'm still going to get one.
              Last edited by _RZ_; 07-09-2014, 02:26 PM.
              “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."― Salman Rushdie

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              • #10
                Although the armor looks a bit too wide from the back, I think it looks good from the front. When he is wearing the laser pack on his back, I don't really notice the wideness at all. Overall, I think this figure looks great.
                "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

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                • #11
                  I don't think his action feature works for Classics, without the cavities in his chest and legs. So I'm keeping my Rio like the first picture. I'm also not thrilled about the backpack not going over his face and eyes. Heck, the visor is unpainted.

                  I do like the head better than the Vintage 70's pornstar head and even the 200X staction head. Should Classics continue onward, we could still get those heads in the future.

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                  • #12
                    It just seems like another figure that I was initially pretty excited for, but then Mattel helped me to manage my expectations.

                    Guys, it has been some time since something came out that really made me excited about ripping open the package.
                    Modulok and Two-bad are this years saving grace for me so far with NA Fat Armor Skeletor being the biggest letdown from prototype to now.

                    If SDCC reveals are lackluster, I might just start lurking.
                    “Anything is a dildo, if you're brave enough"
                    Thomas Jefferson

                    Always looking to trade MOTUC to complete my collection.

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                    • #13
                      Meh. Not my favorite character by any means. Far too cowboy-lookin'. BUT, I have the vintage version, I'll probably get this too.

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by Robarr The Morbid View Post
                        Meh. Not my favorite character by any means. Far too cowboy-lookin'. BUT, I have the vintage version, I'll probably get this too.
                        I agree, his face features would've looked better if he had at least a beard or a goatee. Much like TMS, his original design and style doesn't really suit the sword and sorcery based theme, let alone his 70's- early 80's looking head...

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                        • Robarr The Morbid
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                          Yeah, it always made me think of Bravestarr or something. :P

                      • #15
                        More like Geraldo Rivera dreaming of being Chuck Norris with Tom Selleck's charm!

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                        • #16
                          He seems fine, but the head could've been better.

                          EDIT: What's with the coin stuck on his butt?
                          Last edited by D.M.; 07-10-2014, 01:53 PM.
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                          • #17
                            Originally posted by GREP-A-TOR View Post
                            It just seems like another figure that I was initially pretty excited for, but then Mattel helped me to manage my expectations.
                            ROFLMAO...
                            Not every beast is tender, especially if there is genius in his making.

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                            • #18
                              This is one of my favorite characters and these pictures are great. I like the whip on his belt. I am not sure about the coin on his back-side. Is that supposed to be part of the drawstring for that green tobacco pouch? I can tell the armor is the wide armor that a lot of fans despise but I hardly notice it on this figure for some reason. It's well hidden under the backpack.

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                              • #19
                                He...could have been better. I really think he needed the holes in his legs and chest. fat armor is just a part of life now? *sign... I liked the original head more then this. I wonder who felt the need to"update" his hair style? What really bugs me is that the visor doesn't seam to fit over the head properly. If they where not going to take the time to do that correctly I would have preferred his 200X look.

                                hope his bio makes a reffernce to Col. Blast of the Horde. Canonize that they are brothers so it makes sense they both have the same name of blast and that they have similar features

                                http://www.yahobby.com/products4/he_man_rio_blast_b.jpg
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                                • #20
                                  17 new pictures of Rio Blast have been posted by Tokyonever over at ToyzMag.com.

                                  You can check them all out at http://www.toyzmag.com/2014/07/rio-blast-nos-images-de-la-prochaine-motuc/

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                                  "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

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                                  • #21
                                    This looks so much better than the first batch of pictures. Honestly, I could live without his accessories.

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                                    • #22
                                      I agree, the figure's proportions are better in the new pics.

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                                      • #23
                                        I personally think the torso really looks disproportionate on that second picture, even the position of the head looks way off.
                                        “Freedom of speech doesn't protect speech that you like, freedom of speech protects speech that you hate." ― Ron Jeremy

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                                        • Mechanizor
                                          Mechanizor commented
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                                          Without the armor, he seems to have a long neck, but we had a similar issue with other figures like Teela or Buzz-Off.

                                        • barrasco
                                          barrasco commented
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                                          Design-wise this figure is really clunky.

                                        • Mechanizor
                                          Mechanizor commented
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                                          Clunky, perhaps and I'm fine with it, but his theme is the thing I'm not too fond of!... A cybernetic american looking cowboy on Eternia, yeah that sounds very creative, let's go with that?!!

                                      • #24
                                        I think he's an awesome looking figure, and the vintage toy fans will love him. Personally I have no use for Rio-Blast, he's just another visually uninteresting human gunslinger. Blast-Attak please.

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                                        • #25
                                          I'm happy with him. The true test will be once I have him in hand though.
                                          "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." ― Noam Chomsky

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