Premiere Figures, Available through Kool Collectables (01904
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Now, Price £12.99 each
too can be touched by the Vorlons
of you out there bored of trying to get your Sheridan to hold
hands with your Delenn figure, or even your GKar and
your Londo to do the same (you know who you are), rejoice, for
wave two of Exclusive Premieres fine range of Babylon 5
toys have landed. This time, we have Vir, Kosh, Susan Ivanova
and Marcus Cole to join the shelf. And on the whole, theyre
pretty damn good.
Marcus first, this is a nicely detailed figure with the outfit
being spot on. And as with the other figures, the face isnt
a bad likeness either, though in a certain light, he does look
like Greg Evigan from My Two Dads. Unfortunately, hes
not fully articulated, and like the Vir toy, can only move
arms, head and wiggle hips from side to side. Susan fares
better in the articulation stakes, but has seemingly been
going to the same gym that Princess Leia went to between the
re-release of the Star Wars toys, and I dont
remember the B5 rebel uniform ever being that tight-fitting.
Vir is by far the best in likeness, and as with all the
figures, a great deal of effort has been spent on getting
these just right. These are good solid toys of a very high
quality, and its easy to see why theyve become
such a fan favourite.
ultimate novelty that the range provides is finally being able
to get a Vorlon on your desk, though this unfortunately proves
to be the least impressive of the figures, simply because
theres not much you can do with a superior being that
wraps itself in a glittery shower curtain. A nicely detailed
lump of plastic with a moveable head is the result, but in
fairness, its the best that you can do if youre
doing it in this style. All the detail is there, including
mysterious air holes and sacs, and the effect of the
patterning is quite nice.
figures, that even come with miniature versions of their
respective ships (Marcuss WhiteStar is quite lovely) and
a fab stocking filler for the B5 fan of the family..
7/10 reviewed by Dan Ranger