Thursday, 27 March 2008

REVIEW: Data (The Goonies, Series 1)

From: Mezco

Retail: $9.99-$14.99 / £12.99

Accessories: Bully Buster, Pincers of Peril, Backpack, Sticky Dart.

With his character gimmick and identifiable gadgetry- Data had to be the one that made the most interesting action figure based on the Goonies cast.

Impressively, this figure is amazingly detailed, bearing a near exact resemblance to the on-screen character portrayed by Ke Huy Quan. Whilst not a very posable figure it doesn’t really need to a lot except for standing there and look great. Movement of the figure is limited to the arms and neck (meaning the head can move in any direction) and that is okay since it is not really designed to be a ‘toy’ but more of a collectable figure for those grown up fans who liked the Goonies film during their childhood.

Data comes complete with his most trusty array of gadgets and possessions including his yellow backpack, the pinchers of peril and the bully buster boxing glove which are all well represented as additions to the figure. The pinchers of peril are not just an accessory but also part of an alternative detachable right hand, and like the movie those deadly false teeth are supported by a spring. Anyone who has seen the movie will know what I mean. The Bully Buster is optionally attachable to Data’s right trenchcoat collar and is the second coolest accessory with the figure, the stick of dynamite and sticky dart are actually not that interesting in comparison and are those kind-of annoyingly small items that may get lost easily. As far as those previously last two items mentioned go, they are better off stored in the backpack.

As the packing states on the back: This is not a toy, and rightfully so a series of figures aimed at an older generation market. A series of Goonies figures have been more than 20 years overdue and this is a welcome thing to see. This is highly recommended to all the 80s kids out there especially those who enjoyed the comedy antics of Data’s inventions going wrong or randomly working. In short, Data is easily the best of the Goonies figures so far.

Rating: 4/5


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