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  • #51
    Bet you $20 that was Scott who said that huh barrasco?

    I think he misunderstood the question, that is assuming he wasn't avoiding it purposefully. I read that as Scott talking about the clothing, the sculpted detail on the shirt. Like Death Star Luke Skywalker know what I mean?

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    • #52
      It's an obvious dodge. It probably took a whole 20min to figure out how to unanswer it!
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      • #53
        I just received my Rio Blast yesterday, and he is terrible. The worst male action figure of 2014 (of any toyline). My figure had paint splattered all over his lower torso. I was able to scrub it off with soap and water, but it took me 10 minutes to do so. The lines left on the face during the production process look like scars. The armor is really bulky, and just looks like crap on the figure. I cut the tab off the inside of the flap, but even with that removed, it doesn't press flush against the armor. Gluing it down might make it look better, but it will still leave some gaps at the top. The sides of the armor at the tabs are the fattest I've seen on any of the MOTUC figures. All of the guns are terrible. The red guns have a gritty feel to them, and the silver arm guns don't connect very well. The laser backpack is poorly made. The plastic feels very cheap, and mine was warped at the top on the visor. Compared to the well made backpack that came with the 80s figure, this just feels cheap.

        The 80s figure was a classic. The staction was an impressive reimagining of that character. The MOTUC Rio Blast just fails to measure up to what came before.
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        • #54
          Originally posted by Captain Atkin View Post
          I just received my Rio Blast yesterday, and he is terrible. The worst male action figure of 2014 (of any toyline). My figure had paint splattered all over his lower torso. I was able to scrub it off with soap and water, but it took me 10 minutes to do so. The lines left on the face during the production process look like scars. The armor is really bulky, and just looks like crap on the figure. I cut the tab off the inside of the flap, but even with that removed, it doesn't press flush against the armor. Gluing it down might make it look better, but it will still leave some gaps at the top. The sides of the armor at the tabs are the fattest I've seen on any of the MOTUC figures. All of the guns are terrible. The red guns have a gritty feel to them, and the silver arm guns don't connect very well. The laser backpack is poorly made. The plastic feels very cheap, and mine was warped at the top on the visor. Compared to the well made backpack that came with the 80s figure, this just feels cheap.

          The 80s figure was a classic. The staction was an impressive reimagining of that character. The MOTUC Rio Blast just fails to measure up to what came before.
          Interesting to see you rant on a figure like that, it's a little unlike you! LOL... I wasn't too impressed with this figure either, but I've seen worse.

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          • RoboSteveo
            RoboSteveo commented
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            I think in general 2014 was a very bad year for quality in MOTU Classics. Rio, Extendar, Double Mischief, Entrapta, Goat Man, Sea Hawk, Hydron, NA Skeletor.... its hard for me to think of a figure that didn't have an issue of some sort. Rio though is the worst. They should have given him a new torso so that his simple action feature could work (which COULD have been reused again for Buzz Saw Hordak!!)

          • Captain Atkin
            Captain Atkin commented
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            teemu81, it is all a matter of personal taste. For me, Rio Blast is the 2nd worst figure in the line (Double Trouble is the worst figure in my book).

          • teemu81
            teemu81 commented
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            I think the figure itself is fine,but it's the execution that fails! (especially the front flap).I agree,it is personal taste,but Rio Blast is not worse than figures like Standar,Molar,Octavia (terrible unposable tentacles and loose angkles) or even Snout Spout (disintegrading nose) or exploding plastic green goddess....plus a few other.....Rio is a good figure,he's just not great because of all the design flaws done to him

        • #55
          I would have to agree with Captain Atkin's assessment. Rio was one of my favorites of the 80's figures. This MOTUC version is really poorly executed. His arms are unable to rest at his sides in a "quick-draw" style pose. Ridiculous considering he's supposed to be a gunslinger. For some reason mine is unable to stand up straight. There is something going on the hip joints, legs, or the way the bottom of the boots sit on the shelf that is not lining up right. The only way he stands is if he's got one hip kicked out to the side. Still trying to figure out what the issue actually is with that. My hopes were high for this figure but I ended up very disappointed.

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          • #56
            This review pretty much sums up my feelings on the figure:

            http://www.preternia.com/2014/09/18/...-blast-review/

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            • #57
              I only got mine today. I tried to like Rio, I did...but he's just so terribly executed. I swear, his armor looks like it was purposely bulked up!
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