Review by Atom
Sigma 6 is a fresh, younger, anime inspired look at the classic G.I Joe line. The series is animated by the exceptional animation house Gonzo; the studio responsible for the fantastic series Hellsing.
Using a robot army like the Trade Federation in the Star Wars films and Mecha, week after week Cobra tries to take over the world and is stopped at every turn by Sigma 6.
For this review I look at the Joe’s variation of mecha, the Iron Hammer.
It looks like a cross between a classic G.I. Joe vehicle and a Destroid from Macross; and I do think it makes for a rather sharp looking vehicle. The fit and finish are fantastic with most details coming from adding the stickers to the toy.
The cockpit opens to accommodate a 2.5 scale Sigma 6 figure and also features swiveling guns on the nose of the cockpit.
The toy stands about six inches tall with nine points of articulation and comes with four different arms to attach to the body of the mech; a machine gun, a working missile launcher, a working battering ram, and a working claw. Watch the video below for footage of all the action.
You can swap the arms out for different configurations or attach them all at the same time for maximum firepower.
The arms are on joints that swivel out, allowing for some extreme poses.
The legs do not bend at the knees, but do swivel in and out and back and forth at the hips and ankles of the vehicle. Normally I would be disappointed by this but it does seem to make it a much sturdier toy.
As with all of the 2.5 scale vehicles, this comes with a docking harness allowing the Dragon Hawk to pickup and drop it into action. However you have to use the slimmer arm attachments to fit it under the Dragon Hawks landing skids.
Included in the package are two Sigma 6 figures, Hi-Tech and Snake Eyes
Hi-Tech stands straight with 5 points of articulation.
Snake Eyes is in a semi fixed crouching pose with movable head, arms, and waist. Hasbro knocks another one out of the park with this homerun. At 9.99 it is a no brainer, adult collectors will more than likely enjoy the mech look of the vehicle and kids will love the playability of the toy. Grab one today.
|Posted 28 January, 2007 - 21:00 by Atom|