#0010: Keyop

KEYOP

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS

Today, I look at the final figure from Wave 1 of Diamond’s Battle of the Planets line, Keyop.

THE FIGURE ITSELF

The figure is the regular release version of Keyop.   As with the other two, there was also an un-helmeted one which I never acquired.  Keyop is about 5 ½ inches tall and has 7 points of articulation.  His articulation is about the same ad Mark’s.  Like Princess, my figure broke fairly easily.  In his case, his arm fell off coming out of the package.  A quick dot of super glue later, he was good to go, but of course, the joint was frozen in place.

THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION

Like the other two, I bought Keyop after reading Dynamite’s Battle of the Planets comic, and because I found a set of the first wave for about $20.  Like with Princess, the breakage makes it difficult to fully enjoy the figure.

#0009: Princess

PRINCESS

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS

Today, I’m looking at another of Diamond’s Battle of the Planets figures.  This time it’s the token female of the team Princess

THE FIGURE ITSELF

The figure is the regular release version of Princess.   Like Mark, there was also an un-helmeted one which I never acquired.  She stands just under 7 inches and has roughly 7 points of articulation.  Her articulation works better than Mark’s, especially her hips, which use a hinge style of joint, which creates a better state of movement.  However, my figure suffers from an issue that seems to have plagued the line: brittle joints.  My figure’s left hip joint snapped on its own, sitting on the shelf, which is not a pleasant thing.  My opinion of the figure would be higher, were it not for this issue.

THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION

Like Mark, I got Princess after reading Dynamite’s Battle of the Planets, and because I found a set of the first series for about $20.  Its issues make it difficult to fully enjoy the figure.

#0008: Mark

MARK

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS

So, I’m jumping forward a bit with the next few reviews.  Today, I’ll be looking at Mark from Diamond Select Toys’ Battle of the Planets line, based on the sixties anime of the same name.

THE FIGURE ITSELF

The figure is the regular release version of Mark, the leader of G-Force.  This version is the helmeted one.   There was also an un-helmeted one, but I never got that one.  Mark stands about 7 inches tall and has 7 points of articulation.  Two of these points are virtually useless, however, as the v-cults at his hips do no good without any articulation below them.  The helmet is done well, especially the visor, which is really cool.  The sculpt and paint are pretty solid, though I do think that some of the airbushing on the white parts might be too heavy.

THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION

I bought this figure mostly because I had just finished the first volume of Dynamite’s Battle of the Planets, and because I found a set of the first series for about $20.  It’s a decent figure, but I don’t have any large lasting attachment to it.