Review by JoshB
Jinx is from the video game "League of Legends" (which I have never played) but more importantly, the animated series Arcana on Netflix. I LOVED Arcana. It's such an amazing show and I know nothing about the game.
I was at target the other day, and I saw this Jinx figure on the clearance rack. I hadn't planned on buying any of the figures as they are based on the game, not the show, but this was marked down to $4.99 so I figured why not? When I went to checkout, it rang up at $2.99!
I'll tell you, $2.99 is an appropriate price for this.
The packaging is nice, but something about it rubs me the wrong way. I think it's the spammy "1st Edition" sticker on it. Like somehow this will be reissued, and thus this version will have more value. It just comes off as shitty. But overall it looks nice. And what is the "Champion Collection"? Is there another collection for losers?
Anyway the packaging looks nice, and the figure presents nice in the box.
On the surface, this looks like a good figure, and a good value at the $9.99 retail price. Multiple accessories, stand, multiple points of articulation - on paper this should be a home run. But the execution falls flat. My experiences with Spin Master action figures have always been underwhelming.
At first glance, the figure looks pretty good. But the devil is in the details. Jinx barely holds the weapons and everything is soft and gummy. Is this for kids? For collectors? No idea.
You'll notice the sculpt is really good. I love the separately molded hair and belt. However the whole thing falls apart in the details.
The stand is nice, and has pegs for the holes in the feet.
Articulation is sort of useless. There are no ankle joints, no wrist joints, and the knees won't bend without popping the joint out.
The legs are just rubbery as shit too. Feels super cheap.
Paint is pretty bad too in some places.
I regret buying this.
|Posted 20 April, 2022 - 09:42 by JoshB|