Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review ThreeA / 3A Lost Planet 2 1/6th scale Mercenary 12-inch Action Figure by Ted Menten

Lost Planet 2 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom. The game is the sequel to Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, taking place ten years after the events of the first game, on the same fictional planet.

This is ThreeA's first offering from their Lost Planet series, the 1/6th Mercenary from Lost planet 2. This toy blog post is specially brought to you by Ted Menten, who has offered to review the ThreeA Mercenary figure since I didn't pre-order it.

From Ted:
I confess that I am not a gamer and was unfamiliar with "Lost Planet" but I am a bit of a Steampunk fan and the preview images had a strong Steampunk feel to them. So I crossed my fingers and hoped the figure would be at least as good as the preview photos.

To my great delight, this figure is beyond my expectations. The attention to detail is terrific. Even the front and back panels are wired to allow them to have movement as if blown by the wind. Packaging is a black box with a clear plastic inner tray to hold the figure.

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Click on them for bigger and better views.

One of the better features is the head which comes with a completely separate breather mask. Preview images always showed him wearing the mask so I wondered if it was sculpted as part of the head. All the uniform materials are the "real thing" -- actual fabric and leather and quite elaborate in construction.

Articulation is good as is his balance despite the heavy back unit. No stand was needed to photograph the figure. This figure has quickly become one of my favorites.

ThreeA Capcom Lost Planet 2 Mercenary 12-inch fully articulated figure comes with fabric outfit, belt, pouch, gauntlet, boot cover, hand gun holder, mask, body armor (consisting of 10 parts), boots, machine gun, hand gun, darts x 7 pieces, 4 pairs of hands (relaxed, fist, gun holding, pointing)

Here are two close-up shots of the head with and without the breathing mask.

Ted has added two images of the figure in settings from the story -- one winter and one summer. Click on the pictures for a bigger and better view :)

TED MENTEN BIO: Some older collectors may remember Ted from his days as an online reporter for His live postings on 9/11 were some of the first to hit the Internet and quickly went global. He and his fellow reporter, Tom Cooper, posted live for several days following the attack.

THANKS again Ted for the great review and pictures :)

Related posts:
March 24, 2012 – CmToys 1/6th scale 12-inch Figure Body REVIEW by Ted Menten posted on my toy blog HERE
October 11, 2014 – Review of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale XXL Project Set 1 - The Fantasy Warrior head and outfit set HERE

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