Thursday, August 13, 2009

Toybox of FAIL: SOLDIER Part 2

Please take a moment and read the Toybox of FAIL Disclaimer. Thanks!

Yes, the Toybox is back, and still filled to overflowing with bad knock-offs and questionable items. Sorry this took me so long to get back to - things have been busy for me lately.

Anyway, picking up more or less where I left off, here's the second in the SOLDIER series of FAIL.

As you may recall, the first SOLDIER was a a strange mix of Bionicle and Star Wars. This second SOLDIER shows that BRICK was satisfied with a single Vader head, yet strangely decided to duplicate the Bionicle color-assortment with its various weapons.

Say Hello to Rahaga Kualus, or "Santa Kualus" as I like to call this snow-themed bootleg.

The back of the SOLDIER's box again doubles as an instruction sheet. Notice, though, that they did include both the correct white color scheme as well as the correct weapon for the toy. That's more than BRICK usually manages. Of course, the drawings still aren't to-scale with the real toy, making the technic rod length diagrams pretty pointless...

And speaking of pointless, check out this little gem. This set came with a half-molded brick! This is the pin that's used to hold the figure's head onto his neck...

And its lack leaves the toy in a somewhat...less than ready for action state.

Adding insult to injury, this set was also missing the technic rod to complete the figure's weapon. Missing AND broken parts. If there were ever any doubt about this being a bootleg....

Oh well. At least White SOLDIER has a free hand to carry his head around. Maybe he can audition for a role as the Headless Horseman...

As always, many thanks to Joe from The Undiscovered Playthings for sending me this set to review.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. BRICK didn't even make an attempt to edit out the Rahaga Kualus part off the box. They're really aiming for copyright infringement there. Of course if a company real or fake makes their own version of a toy with the same name, maybe it's not copyright infringement? I don't know. My head hurts.

August 13, 2009 7:18 PM  
Anonymous SuperNoob said...


August 14, 2009 9:57 AM  
Anonymous C-shorey said...

thx for the fail :P

August 14, 2009 1:03 PM  

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