WASABI NO-GINGER – STEALTH
BIG HERO 6 (BANDAI)
Hey, you guys, guess what? It’s been two weeks since my last Big Hero 6 review. I guess it’s time for another. This one’s my final review from the series (at least for the time being), and so I figured I might as well go back to the very beginning. My first BH6 review was a Wasabi figure, and so’s my last one. Let’s have a look, shall we?
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Wasabi was released in the third series of Bandai’s Big Hero 6 line, which was the “stealth” series. Big surprise, that means that Wasabi is a stealth variant. Also big surprise, he’s the same mold as the standard Wasabi. By extension, he too is about 3 1/2 inches tall and he has 13 points of articulation. The sculpt’s the same, for better and for worse. It has the same ups and downs, which means he’s still got one of the best sculpts of the line. The main changes to the figure are the paint, which has been made more subdued…mostly. The green’s a lot darker, and there’s more black interspersed (which, by the way, has the added side-bonus of making him look a bit like a Green Lantern, which I’m definitely okay with), but there are also a few more bright spots mixed in as well. Still, he’s definitely darker as a whole. The work is clean, and seems to be even cleaner than the original Wasabi, which is certainly a plus. Like his predecessor, this guy includes his energy blade attachments. I still think translucent plastic would look cooler, but the neon green looks cool. Wasabi doesn’t have the coat included with the original, but upon looking through the other Wasabi’s on hand when I got this guy, it would appear that later shipments of the original figure were missing the coat as well. He didn’t have it in the movie, anyway, so it’s not a huge loss, I guess.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Have you read all of my other Big Hero 6 reviews? No? Go read them. Good, now you can probably guess where this guy came from. Yep, he’s another Ollie’s purchase. I wasn’t initially going to get him, but Super Awesome Girlfriend and I were collectively getting the rest of the team, and I felt weird not getting a Wasabi, especially since he’s my favorite and all. There’s not a whole lot that’s different here, but he’s still a pretty entertaining figure, and I think he’s the best of the stealth figures, at least going by what I’ve seen.