Friday, 25 January 2013

Toy Review - Papo Running T-Rex, Ankylosaurus, and Lioness w/ Cub

I got my Papo figures in today, and let me tell you I am quite impressed with these.

I got three figures, their Running T-Rex, Ankylosaurus, and Lioness with cub. As a child I used to have several of their older animal figures. Since then, I have passed them down to my nephew. These figures, however, are a lot more detailed and well sculpted than the ones I had as a kid. Ok, enough with the nostalgia and onto the review. Let's start with the Running T-Rex figure. 

This is easily my favorite figure of the bunch. The Running T-Rex stands around six inches tall and about a foot from tip to tip. I was quite worried that this figure would have balance issues, but thanks to the weight distribution in the center of the body the figure stands perfectly still. The detailing on the skin, teeth, eyes, and mouth is simply astounding. It is sculpted out of hard rubber and PVC plastic in the lower jaw. Speaking of the jaw, it is the only point of articulation on the figure. View the images below.

Overall, this T-Rex figure is by far one of the best ones that I have ever owned. The only flaw is that there are a few minor flaws in the sculpt such as the T-Rex being somewhat skiinier and the arms are a tad too long. Regardless it is a neat figure and I am glad I got it. I give it a 4.5/5 rating.

My second figure is the Ankylosaurus. It is a mere couple of inches from foot to head and about six inches in length. Like the T-Rex the detailing and sculpt is pretty good. There are no flaws in the paint-apps. It's pretty much life-like when you see it in person.

The thing I really like about this figure, and the T-Rex, is that they perfectly scale one another and their poses make for a really neat looking battle scene. There is not much else to say about this figure except that it's pretty good. For what it is it gets a 5/5 rating. 

The final figure that I bought was the Lioness with Cub. The main reason I got it was for nostalgic reasons. As a kid I used to own a lot of Papo's older big cat figures. I also lived in Nairobi, Kenya for a couple of years and saw a lot of lions while on safaris. I saw this before checking out for my order and decided that I could display it amongst my other souvenirs from Kenya. To save some time, I'll just say that the level of detail that goes into these figures has not yet cease to amaze me. 

The lioness figure holds a cub in its mouth. It is a really neat choice for the figure and enhances its display value. To make things short, it is definitely a really cool and very well sculpted figure. It gets a 4.5/5 rating from me. 

I do look forward to buying more Papo dinosaur and animal figures in the near future. 

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