I'm away in the evenings a lot anymore and don't have access to the bits and pieces of the site I need to, so I'm just late getting to posting him.
Yup, this week around we are looking at the Neimoidian
(I probably misspelled him as Neimodian throughout the review because it's a habit I have) Warrior
, or as they call him around here, "The Target Exclusive Frog". Which that's not fair... he's pegwarming at TRU too, and Wal-Mart, but for some reason there's literally like 10 pegs of him at one Target in my area and it's almost a joke at this point. Anyway, check out the Full Review Right Here
But you're right Ryan, I do like this figure, a lot... He's a solid sculpt, he's got moderate articulation (ball/socket knees would have made me 180 on any negativity I had on this figure really), and his outfit is kind of neat that they cast him in metallic plastic. He looks cool. I think his "Commander" figure is evne cooler looking and to me it's more the "trooper" while the bronzed guy is maybe a ceremonial guard instead, but that's another topic in another section...
The big flaws I found were the lack of knee joints and a lack of a decent weapon. The knees override the weapon, though I suppose it'd be more prominent to me if the knees were articulated in the first place.
I don't mind the angle-cut arms though... I gave the figure a rifle I had, and he held it with 2 hands perfectly, and he can also put his arms "at ease" at his side, etc... I can live with the angle-cut arms so long as Hasbro doesn't short the knee joints.
Anyway... I think more people should have a little squad of these fodder frogs to hang out with your Separatist Leader figures. As a matter O Factly, given the number of Neimoidians everyone seems to have, I would suggest we buy 2 for every opened Separatist Leader we have aside from Grievous, Dooku, and Sidious. All the others need some half-assed security to get mowed down by Anakin afterall. And if we got 2 per leader that'd really free up some space I think.