Review by JoshB
Skull Jack comes from the Xevoz line from Hasbro. It is a combination game / action
figure system, where players battle for parts by rolling a custom die, included
with the kit. Hasbro describes it like this:
Custom-build your own unique action figure, then battle it against a friend
with XEVOZ battling figure kits! The snap-together ball and socket system makes
for easy assembly, outstanding possibility and incredible interchangeability.
Each 5? scale figure comes with an array of Power Parts ? the
key to battle strategy. You decide which ones to build into your figure.
Then build a matching BATTLE HELIX to roll like dice in battle against an
Combine parts from different XEVOZ kits, and try out new figure and BATTLE
HELIX designs as your skills and strategy improve. It?s a totally
new challenge every battle!
Each kit contains an unassembled figure, extra figure and game components,
decals, accessories and a complete data file.
This particular figure, Skull Jack is one of the bad guys, or UNNATURALS
as they are called. The figure itself comes with a million little bits that
can attach to the figure in various ways. Once assembled, Skull Jack can
be out into some pretty crazy poses, and not many action figures can do this.
Skull Jack comes with a sticker sheet, with lots of extra stickers. There really
guide as to where to put the stickers - the idea is to customize them to your
XEVOZ were designed by the group that did the STIKFAS line,
also by Hasbro. Unlike STIKFAS, these do not come on a sprue like a
model kit, making it a much more accessible toy. Parts snap together with ease,
and stay intact through
I really can't comment on the game play because, as a 30 year old male,
I can't figure these things out anymore. But I can't help but think that action
figures and games don't mix. Several companies have tried to combine gaming
and action figures in the past, but none have really succeeded. It seems you
need a popular game first (i.e. Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh!) and then develop the toy
line afterwards. Kids like to keep cards in their pockets, not action figure
But that's just my opinion. The figures themselves are fantastic and I hope
the line does well. Some of the upcoming XEVOZ toys shown at toy
|Posted 30 March, 2004 - 21:51 by JoshB|