Stikfas: Explorer, Egyptian and Army Multi-Pack
by Mr. Stinkhead
Our friends at YouBuyNow.com keep us up to date with all manner of Stikfas. This time around we're building the Explorer, the Egyptian, and the Army Mult-pack. I'm really impressed with the amount of diversity that is being displayed in these themes and their accessories.
We've reviewed the physical characteristics of Stikfas before. If you're looking for stuff about articulation and ease-of-use, check out our main Stikfas/Xevoz page for earlier reviews. I'm going to focus on the accessories and playability of these particular sets here.
Alright I need to get it out of the way, there was an office pool as to how many little man in the canoe jokes I'd be making for this article. That's the easy one. The others are hard to find. Hot-cha-cha-cha. No, seriously, it's worth the hunt. Ok I'll stop. [Ed note: that's a lie]
The first thing I noticed about the Explorer is that his accessory tree is
made of a slightly more flexible plastic. It made twisting
and snapping the pieces of a bit more difficult, but they're
still Stikfas through and through. It's a nice canoe, and
I love all the extra goodies such as the climbing gear,
the backpacking gear and the fishing line. I wish there
was a camp fire or bear trap, but that's getting ahead of
myself. You know I don't like using the decals, but there's
a nice set of possibilities included.
I loved the color combination on this guy, the brown and turquoise work well together in matching the theme. I also liked how his elbow/knee joints are turquoise. His accessories are nice. I like the variety of heads and hats in this set. I find it funny that you have all these extra torsos and arms left over from each set, but they only give you so many heads. This set gives you three heads (one of the extras is a jackal, the other a bird) so you can start bringing your spare parts to life. I liked the diversity in this set quite a bit. I also have the Bangals' Walk Like an Egyptian stuck in my head. Do you remember that whistling part? Yeah, so do I. Can't get it out of my stinkin' head.
Army Builder Multi-pack
This set would make a great gift or into for people not yet on the Stikfas bandwagon. You get four complete bodies, each of a differing body type. (The older body type, the female, the chunky male, and the male with extra elbow and knee articulation.) You get a gaggle of weapons and accessories, and they look great posed together or apart. I love the flame thrower and the chain gun, and get this, there's a ball socket at the end of the chain gun, so you can pop it on as a hand on any Stikfas set, like the Mechana.
I actually would have preferred more of the figures with the ball elbow and knee addition, it allows for more natural looking poses, especially with the over-the-shoulder missile launcher. I like how the variety of helmets and accessories, and body color make the figures look like they could be in WWII or Dessert Storm. I'm not a big soldier collector, but I enjoyed playing with these guys the most. You'll notice I took time to play with the man in the canoe before I took the troops to the trenches. Badda-bing!
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