BORDERLANDS 2 (McFARLANE TOYS)
“Shrouded in mystery, Zer0 is an assassin-for-hire whose identity and origin are unknown. Left unsatisfied after a previous target failed to fight back, Zer0 turned to Vault hunting in search of a worthy challenge.”
Borderlands 2 is, if I’m being quite honest, a favorite game. In terms of figures, toymakers always focus, just on NPCs. This has upset me, and other fans I’ve no doubt, who want Vault Hunters. They are the center, of all of the cool gameplay, and have neat designs. For their second set, McFarlane has broached the group, with the Assassin. His is the figure, which I plan to examine, for today’s review.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Allow me to tell, the info of this figure, such as I know it. He is named Zer0, part of the second series, of Borderlands 2. He’s from McFarlane, same as his predecessors, Jack and small Tina (Tiny is her name, usually that is, lest I do this thing). Of the Color Tops, he is numbered 41, ‘spite the others lack. He stands 7 inches, and he is packed with movement, 26 points here. Articulation, as it is for this figure, has been worked in well. It’s superior, a definite improvement, to prior figures. The hips merit note, as they diverge from others, and are the best yet. Movement is solid, though it’s somewhat restricted, to preserve the sculpt. Zer0’s sculpt is new, rendered from his game model, and quite expertly. His build is proper, he’s appropriately thin, and oh so scrawny. The other details, such as weathering and wear, is also top-notch. His armor’s beaten, it’s all scratched up and dingy, just as it should be. In terms of paintwork, Zer0 exhibits quality, that is like his friends. The details are clean, and the colors match the game, and he looks the part. There is some small slop, it’s on his right upper arm, but it’s not awful. Zer0 is packed with, an assortment of extras, all of them well picked. First is a number, to attach to his faceplate, as within the game. It can be tricky, getting it properly placed, but once on it stays. Also included, the Infinity Pistol, winnable in-game. Though it’s well-sculpted, Zer0 has trouble with it, falling from his hand. Up next is a sword, Zer0 uses for melee, and always has near. It’s really quite long, in fact surprisingly so, more than half his height. It has got a peg, which helps to keep it in place, unlike the pistol. The third thing packed in, is a display stand like Jack’s, which keeps him stable. Lastly included, there are SHIFT codes for the game, granting you three keys.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Zer0 was purchased, on a trip to Toys R Us, and was a surprise. I’d just discovered, the two Series 1 figures, and didn’t expect him. Zer0 is solid, the best of the three figures, so far in the line. I’m happy with him, and am eager to see others, of the Vault Hunters. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to stop writing, in the haiku form.