Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Worst - X-2 (The Unknown) (Midnight Special Version) (Super7, 2016)

The Worst - X-2 (The Unknown) (Midnight Special Version) (Super7, 2016)
Day 15 of Monster Month is being assaulted by X-2 (The Unknown): "Mysterious Shadow Assassin!"  X-2 is one of the new retro 3 3/4" action figure line from Super7: The Worst!  The Worst are Super7's take on classic monsters like vampires, robots, and mummies, but all with some cool new twists, and done in the style of classic Kenner figures from the 1970s and '80s.  This figure is from the "Midnight Special" release of these figures, which are variant colored versions of these figures.  The Midnight Special Versions of these figures were released about a month ago.  The "regular" painted versions of these figures will be released some time in the future.

The Worst features awesome card art by Ed Repka
X-2 (The Unknown) has the standard retro-style 5 points of articulation, and comes with a gun that fits easily in his hand.  He fits in great with vintage figures and modern retro figures alike.  he has a great sculpt with lots of neat little details, including some mechanical elements on his back and the back of his head, that indicate he might be more machine than man. He also has straps on his helmet and chest that form the letter "X," and many of the other figures in this line have an "X" in their sculpt as well, and there is even an "X" in the logo for "The Worst."  It seems like there are little details like that throughout this toy line that help to tie all the figures together.  I'll be featuring every figure from The Worst "Midnight Special" set this month, so keep your eyes peeled for more!

Robostuff


BONUS! MUSIC VIDEO:
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Fear (Of The Unknown)



MORE PHOTOS AFTER THE BREAK...



Stiff Robot Walk

Robot Face Off

The Unknown Horseman






3 comments:

  1. OK, who's the big green guy looking at X-2 in the picture above?

    I really like X-2. I ended up buying this series after reading one or two of your reviews. I think Robot Reaper is my favorite, followed by Snake Tut and X-2. Gas Phantom probably comes in fourth, though I expected him to be my favorite. Weird, huh?

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    1. The green guy is Newt from Tomland's Starroid Raiders action figures from 1978. It was a cheap-o line of really weird aliens and robots designed to be a quick cash-in on Star Wars and the sci-fi craze of the late 1970s.

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    2. Very cool. I'm not sure I've ever heard of that line.

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