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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice display piece, but little else., 29 Jan 2008
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M. Mahauthaman (UK) - See all my reviews
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= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Alien vs. Predator 7" Hybrid Action Figure (Toy)
The other figure in this line was the Alien Warrior, which is a superb figure with lots of detail, articulation and plenty of play value. This Hybrid however, seems to be lacking in most of these severely, and hardly compares to the Warrior at all.

To begin with, its posability and articulation points are absolutely minimal. There are ball-jointed shoulders (which are very limited in movement), swivel biceps (which doesn't really make any difference and just provides an ugly line in the sculpt), swivel wrists, hips and thighs (same as the biceps). The head is on a ball joint, the tail is bendable and a nice touch is the hinged jaws, which allows them to open a bit. This may seem like a lot, but you'll see that the figure was clearly supposed to only be positioned in one way, so most of these articulariotn points are only designed to help you achieve said pose after taking it out of the box. The torso and waist are sculpted at an angle as well, so even the rest of the figure was much more poseable, it would still only really fit one pose. Given all this, there's not much you can do with the hybrid other than display it and look at it; which works for a lot of people. There is definitely low play value.

This brings me to my next point. If all you want to do is look at it, this is a perfect figure . It is incredibly detailed from head to toe, and looks stunning. The only faults you'll notice off the bat are the cuts in the model for the swiveling biceps and thighs, but these aren't even that much of a problem. Close observation will reveal dozens of small details that make the figure quite superb visually (such as its transparent head-dome, a small inner-mouth lurking behind the jaws, and the individual dreadlocks lining its head). My particular figure had a poorly constructed left arm (the join is very loose and doesn't fit together very well), but this doesn't impact the look of the figure all that much. The sheer level of detail almost makes up for the fact that you can't do anything with your Hybrid other than look at it. This figure only gets 3/5 stars because while it looks very good, it fits the bill of a model or statue better than a figure.

As a final note, potential buyers should be aware that there are apparently two versions of this figure released side-by-side. For one, the mandibles around its mouth are closed, and for the other they are open. The open-mandible version looks infinitely better (as the closed ones look stupid and obscure its real mouth), but there seems to be no difference at all other than this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars MMMMMM, 16 Nov 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Alien vs. Predator 7" Hybrid Action Figure (Toy)
I wanted an Alien statue and thought that this would be ok, but it is a movable toy and it's leg keeps falling off but very like the creature in the film a bit pricey but like it, guests look at me very strange when they see it on the top of my tv!!!
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