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  • #26
    Chalk another one up for Ruben. I hate the plug in stuff.
    "The first condition of progress is that there is no censorship"

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    • #27
      Yeah, I dislike the plug-in parts too. Rio Blast is a freaky cyber cowboy, the wells were part of his look. They were built into him and not removable. Otherwise he's just another dude with guns. Just as Snout Spout can't remove his creepy cyberfreak head, Rio can't remove the lasers from his creepy cyberlap...
      “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."― Salman Rushdie

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      • Captain Atkin
        Captain Atkin commented
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        It surprised me that they didn't give him an open chest like the original figure. If they had created an open chest for this figure, they could have used the same tooling for Buzz Saw Hordak as well.

      • GREP-A-TOR
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        I know right Captain Atkin!?!? That is one of the most surprising aspects that did not happen with this dude.

    • #28
      It's figures like this that make me think "why even bother making a classics version" This is a downgrade from vintage

      At the very least I think they should have made sticker or tampo whatever, to simulate the open cavity. A good piece of art would have at least simulated depth. As it stands, RZ is correct, he doesn't feel much like a cyborg anymore. :/

      I like that the tubes are removable.

      I would have preferred the vintage hair style.

      This armor looks to be the most fat to me. The trend f smaller heads really throws off the proportions.

      I also would have preferred a tank top undershirt like on King Grayskull.

      I wish I had more positive things to say, especially since I LOVE the original toy!

      To the criticism that a coyboy, at that a Space Cowboy doesn't fit on Eternia, don't forget he isn't one. It's a big universe, full of aliens, robots, astronauts, knights, fire fighters, ninjas and cowboys. That's a bigger universe then JUST Frazetta theme. Though yes, the styles do indeed clash a bit, but that's just because so many different people created this stuff.
      Last edited by Shawn; 07-14-2014, 09:04 PM.
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      • #29
        I would´ve prefered more vintage look especially the haircut, but sticking to the open hands, i do not understand. Just one closed one, so he could finally hold something, or ride the Sky Sled, would´ve been an update. Well whatever, Mattels execution is not the best on this one anyway. Goes on the back of the shelf.
        Last edited by JimPansen; 07-15-2014, 04:30 PM.

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        • #30
          Rio Blast's bio:



          We just got our carded samples of the September-shipping Rio Blast and Entrapta, so we wanted to share their bios with you! Not to worry, we will full First Looks of these Club Eternia and Club Etheria figures soon. Are you ready? Enjoy! RIO BLAST ENTRAPTA Entrapta comes with a sticker s

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

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          • #31
            Rioulus... *sigh*
            Well at least it offers a decent explanation for him sticking out from the rest.
            “A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill." ― Robert A. Heinlein

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            • #32
              That name is pure s*h*i*t.
              “Anything is a dildo, if you're brave enough"
              Thomas Jefferson

              Always looking to trade MOTUC to complete my collection.

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              • #33
                Originally posted by GREP-A-TOR View Post
                That name is pure s*h*i*t.
                Stupid attempt from Toy-Loser the genius, he should've used the actual character's name at least!

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                • #34
                  Originally posted by Mechanaizor View Post
                  ... he should've used the actual character's name at least!
                  Yep, you can really have a taste of that guy's "genius"...

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                  • Novelty
                    Novelty commented
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                    He needs to iron his shirt too..

                  • barrasco
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                    That's part of the act.

                • #35
                  The Fwoosh have posted a new review and pictures of Rio Blast posted today. You can check them out by clicking HERE!


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

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                  • Mechanizor
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                    Yup, the pictures are indeed nice and vibrant.

                • #36
                  Originally posted by barrasco View Post

                  Yep, you can really have a taste of that guy's "genius"...

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                  He should've named his stupid figure the Mighty Hemorrhoid Detector, more fitting for his genius!

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                  • #37
                    The name is stupid, but the figure came out amazing! I absolutely LOVE that head sculpt and the whole thing looks killer. Can't wait for this guy!
                    "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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                    • #38
                      Considering the bulky armor can be attested to the idea he is a walking weapon arsenal, it's not too big an issue. As much as I like His Sam Elliott head, I would like the original since it's supposed to be kept in a certain aesthetic.... RIGHT SCOTT?!!! :triklops:

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                      • #39
                        You want to know who's Ruben Martinez alter-ego in MOTUC? Sir Lazy-lot!

                        In the bios he's the guy who built Rio Blast, that's why Rio can't close his cover all the way - pretty cool huh?

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                        • Captain Atkin
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                          So there is a protruding piece on the inside for the red gun to connect too, but they didn't think to drill a hole in the silver part of the chest for it to snap on too? WTH? I never planned on having him with the chest guns exposed, so it look like I'll probably be glueing it down with crazy glue. Lame.

                      • #40
                        Originally posted by barrasco View Post

                        Yep, you can really have a taste of that guy's "genius"...

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                        • barrasco
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                          The guy can't even iron his shirt as is and you want him to break his glasses too?

                        • Mechanizor
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                          More like his nose and his teeth until he stops lying!

                      • #41
                        Seriously.... is no one at Mattel Design paying attention to this stuff? The figure can't even put its right arm down in the package! In both of these pictures, you can see the right arm doesn't rest as far down as the left one does. Its at an odd angle. That is just freaking ridiculous. The armor makes the figure look fat, and doesn't allow its arms to rest naturally at its sides. This is an epic fail. Mattel really should be producing new armors for collectors to replace these "fat armors", because this SHIT is inexcusable. We are getting ripped of huge with this crap.

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                        • He-man121
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                          For me his head's to small,he has no neck, his armour doesn't close and the bio is terrible....glad we're only paying $30 for him,plus shipping.......and probs UK customs......so a good deal at around $50.

                        • Captain Atkin
                          Captain Atkin commented
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                          I don't think it is the head that is too small, but the armour is too big (which makes his head look small in comparison). I noticed his head looked fine in the shots of him with the armour off.

                        • Battle Ram Man
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                          I've noticed a lot of armor these days is asymmetrical at the lats - including Goat Man and NA Skel

                      • #42
                        Originally posted by Black Zodac View Post
                        I think this picture really illustrates my view of the figure being clunky... these guys from Mattel design have no clue about proportion... it's pathetic!
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                        • Novelty
                          Novelty commented
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                          Mattel produces Barbies. What do you expect? Big chests, small waist. We see that here... Someone needs to tell Mattel that Rio Blast is not Barbie's boyfriend though, and this line is not Barbies of the Universe.

                      • #43
                        I just saw that you´re not even able to rotate the handguns?!? With the not closeable chestflap, we ´re condemned to display him in "action mode" then.
                        He is really a figure full of flaws - subjective and objective.

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                        • #44
                          Originally posted by Shawn View Post
                          It's figures like this that make me think "why even bother making a classics version" This is a downgrade from vintage
                          Very well put. Calling some of these figures their "definitive version" is nothing more than just being delusional. With Rio Blast you even have the staction version which is light years away from this one, and a sad proof of how good MOTUC would've been if managed exclusively by the 4HM and sold by NECA.

                          Thank you very much Mattel for running your own brand into the ground just so your sad excuse of a brand manager can have a shot at some kind of illusionary glory...
                          Last edited by barrasco; 07-21-2014, 02:04 PM.
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                          • Shawn
                            Shawn commented
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                            While I think that SOME of these figures are "definitive" IMO, your right it certainly doesn't apply to all of them.

                            Man-At-Arms springs to mind as "definitive". Mattel cared when they where trying to woo us. Now they have us and they can be lazy cause they don't apprentice us any more. The spark is gone out of the relationship LOL.

                        • #45
                          You can't rotate the hand guns? Bwahahahahaha! EPIC FAIL! This is the one feature on Rio Blast that everyone expected and is basically MANDATORY. What a joke!
                          "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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                          • #46
                            ...I thought he was at least passable, but after seeing the rest of the pics...



                            Not every beast is tender, especially if there is genius in his making.

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                            • #47
                              What's the point of making the shirt flap articulated if it doesn't even close all the way? It just looks stupid and lazy. I mean, the person doing the engineering of these panels couldn't take a few minutes out of the day and look at their work for a second? Double check it a bit?

                              I don't want to personally insult the people working on these toys, but seriously, there are millions of qualified people worldwide looking for employment; you'd think that the people who work at Mattel with their cushy jobs would respect their privileged place in life, respect the people buying their products, and maybe have a little pride in their work in between lunch breaks, and not turn out stuff like this. There are tons of talented people just wishing for a job like the ones these folks at Matty have. Do they even care what they're doing, or is it their sovereign right to be paid to do the bare minimum? How much lazier can you get? No one saw this Rio Blast as having issues and no one stopped and said, "Hey, maybe this isn't so great, and we should fix it." This type of stuff is why people stop collecting this line. The 4H do great work, and then some lazy office drone messes it all up because they're too lazy or bitter or who knows why. Mattel could have reissued these things for decades to kids and fans would have eaten it up, they're some of the best figures ever made. Instead some idiot can't be bothered to problem solve a bit because, why, they'd have to click their mouse a few more times that day or stay late 5-10min?

                              How many thousands of dollars in work hours were put into sculpting and designing this Rio Blast figure? Because it was all just put into the toilet bowl because somebody got lazy. Just flick the handle and flush all that money down the drain. If I still had stock in Mattel, I'd be royally pissed that my investment in their company was being wasted like this. They could have just had him permanently with all the panels open and non-moving and saved themselves some money and their customers this downer feeling. I mean, you might as well glue all the guns down in place, as you can't display him properly all closed up now. Ok, you could dremel that peg off, but honestly, I'd have to buy a second figure at $30+ and cut it apart just to get it to do what it should have from the start? That's just stupid. This was easily the most requested figure left, people were excited for this one...
                              Last edited by _RZ_; 07-21-2014, 05:36 PM.
                              “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."― Salman Rushdie

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                              • Shawn
                                Shawn commented
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                                Pride in your work and being an ethical person is what gets you fired from Mattel.


                            • #48
                              There's only one thing I truly H-A-T-E with MOTUC, and that is blatant dishonesty:

                              Originally posted by about Rio Blast at the Matty forums
                              Question: Why doesn't his chest flap lay flush against his chest?

                              Looks odd to me, always hanging forward and never completely closed.

                              Answer: The unbuttoned look on his flap is a detail that came directly from the vintage figure.
                              The question is pretty clear yet these compulsive liars keep on dodging them questions to avoid admitting their total incompetence. Totally disgusting!
                              “Freedom of speech doesn't protect speech that you like, freedom of speech protects speech that you hate." ― Ron Jeremy

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                              • #49
                                I read that too and was disgusted. What a bunch of jerks. You have to spell it out like you would to a bloody 2 year old.
                                "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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                                • #50
                                  That is quite the insulting answer. Whoever answered that must not have passed the 5th grade, and should not be employed if their job is reading, writing, or understanding. But par for the course at this point. I really honestly hate to say the sentiment "This person should be fired" because it's cruel and over the top. But it's kind of over the top too, that someone can either be so stupid, or so dishonest, and still be employed in the world today.
                                  “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."― Salman Rushdie

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