October 27, 2011 09:57 pm
So we've waxed about NYCC Bumblebee and Arcee, but the figurines of Jack Darby and Raf Esquivel who come with them are enticing to me as well. I like toys of humans, okay? I will forever desire toys of Robot-Master, Bomber Bill, and the Mechanic. I've bought lots of live-action-style Transformers (again) because they were repackaged with human characters! I imported Kicker. And I am actually a little angry we never got toys of Sari Sumdac or the Angry Archer.
I like the characters in Transformers stories. And many of those characters are humans. It makes sense to me.
Like Arcee and Bumblebee, Jack and Raf here are going to be released later to retail, though of course not in this NY-specific deco. Jack has a New York t-shirt, which is cool, but Raf seems to have a white New York ... sweater vest. That sounds especially not real. I would love to be proved wrong, though. And then lose however many dollars it takes to get one. I will totally cosplay at BotCon next year as New York sweater vest Raf.
These figurines aren't to scale with anything. Which is just as well, because they're not going to succeed at it. Arcee and Bumblebee aren't in scale with each other, so any attempt to make Jack or Raf in scale with either of them is going to cause failure somewhere else. So I'm glad they're small-but-not-too-small, and also that they exist.
Really, though, what I want is Miko. She's awesome.
The toys come in a pretty nice packaging display that you can remove the plastic bubble from without too much trouble. That leaves you with a city street with a guardrail in front of a row of beveled skyscrapers. It's pretty great, and I put a T-Rex in it.