Ted wrote me to wish me a Happy Belated Birthday (see text below) which is the reason for this post:
What do you get for the guy who seems to have it all? LOL
Well, I thought about it and decided to give you a gift of free time -- a few extra moments with your family. Here is my take on the just released Kaustik Plastik Fantasy Warrior set that I got from BBTS (Big Bad Toy Store). So, if you want to take off some time here is your chance.
So this review of the Kaustic Plastik KP01 1/6 scale XXL Project Set 1 - The Fantasy Warrior set is possible all thanks to Ted Menten, a guest reviewer in this instance :)
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According to TFH, this Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale XXL Project Set 1 - The Fantasy Warrior head and outfit set is a limited worldwide release of 500 sets only. The contents are as follows: New 1/6 scale Long hair Head sculpt, Die-Cast Sword (Long 16.5 cm), Leather Shirt, Leather Armour, Fur Skirt, Fur Scabbard, Pants, Boots (Leather and fur), Two Leather wristbands, Small Leather Bag. Note: 12-inch figure Body not included.
This outfit and accessory set with a head is a good value. The head sculpt is strong and has a lot of character in its determined expression.
The leather shirt and leather armor are well made and fairly easy to put together on the body. I used the Hot Toys advanced muscular body. The pants are a good fit and the fur hip wrap (skirt) has an elastic waist band and goes on easily. The boots are soft leather with a hard plastic sole. They are not easy to get on to the feet because this body has multiple ankle and toe joints that complicate pulling on the boots.
The arm wrist bands are fine but are hard to lace up. The thread laces on the shirt and wrist bands is hard to work with and more than a little frustrating to tie off. The hip leather pouch is tricky to attach because the fastenings are so tiny.
In case you are all wondering, this figure is inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan in "Conan the Destroyer", a 1984 American sword and sorcery / adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu reprising their roles as Conan and Akiro the wizard, respectively.
By the way, this isn't the first review contributed by Ted. Ted also did a guest review of the CmToys 1/6 scale 12-inch figure body back in 2012 (check out the post on my toy blog HERE)
April 21, 2013 – Reviews of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03B Caucasian version posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE
April 23, 2013 – Review of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version HERE