Multi-Bot. A Two-For-One! SpartanNerd is a CHEAPSKATE. Mattycollector is going out of business…Black Friday/Cyber Monday liquidation sale…40% off..FREE SHIPPING. Super-7 is letting you pre-order Ram-Man for $35 (plus shipping). Have you seen the Ultimate Edition figures?
I just said a ton of things…all related to the insane buying spree I had during the week from November 23-November 29 in 2016.
Truth is, Mattel doesn’t have that much left that I really want. Not even badly enough even to buy at 40% off. I sorted it out to what I emotionally wanted the most. Wind Raider and Talon Fighter sold out too fast, as did the Hover Robots. I grabbed Multi-Bot right away. Before it was all over, I also had Tongue Lasher (my favorite Snake Man), Squeeeze-a figure I always wanted, and Extendar, who I always enjoyed as a child.
I might eventually pick up Rio Blast. I might get Saurod and Blade. I really like Lord Masque, but he hasn’t been marked down yet. I considered Shakoti…she would go great with Lord Masque. The only She-Ra I really like is Bubble Power, who is way too pink, but I know she can be modded back to look like her normal self. (I despair that I can’t get Despara economically.)
First, you might check out my review of Modulok, a figure in the same vein as Multi-Bot.
Multi-Bot came in a brown mailer, along with the other figures I ordered in my haul.
Opening Multi-Bot’s mailer reveals this classic style box. I DO remember getting these figures in these boxes as a kid. This makes Modulok and Multi-Bot the only figures you can’t actually see MIB.
You get lots of suggestions for building the Evil Robot of 1,001 Bodies. Also, you can see other figures from the MOTUC line, and a bio.
I usually throw the packages away, but I made exception with Modulok, and will wil Mult-Bot as well. The box is good storage for pieces you aren’t using, and look nice on display.
Opening the box, you can see everything included with
this figure these figures. Like I said. Two-for-one!
The figure on the left is my favorite, with the motorcycle helmet look, and the clawed arms. The figure on the left has a more alien look, with more human like arms and hands. All of the legs have amazing sculpted details, and the figure features all of the articulation of the other figures. (The legs are just rockers, rather than the “Vikor style” ankles. But they serve the purpose well for this figure.
Multi-Bot also features WACKY colors. As crazy as green, blue, and purple legs with orange and tan arms with a green and orange head sounds, it still works just like it did when I was a kid. I have heard some criticism of this figure, that it needs more pain details on the legs and the mechanical bits. I disagree. As it is, it looks exactly like the vintage toy.
The parts snap off and on exactly like Modulok’s did, more or less, but this time the waist piece detaches from the torso, (Like Modulok’s should have done.) You can basically make anything you want. Below is the pose from the front of the box. It took me, maybe, three minutes to analyze and get it together.
But that’s boring. Let’s do some crazy stuff!
Two torsos tall. Six legs. Two headed monster. What more could you ask for?
I worked awhile on this one. My idea was to place two torsos on one pair of legs. With what we are given, you really just can’t. I figured out who to combine two waist pieces, and then in order to accommodate the standing, it needed an extra set of legs.
I don’t show you, but the gun can combine from two into one. (Just like Modulok’s)
Do you see it? Praying Mantis! (I inverted one of the torsos and stuck legs in the arm holes.)
Multi-Bot and Modulok can mix and match parts, creating the rarely considered MEGABEAST.
Here is an amalgamation to strike fear into the enemies! If you could get 1,000 bodies with Modulok, and 1,001 with Multi-Bot, you should be able to get…(wait for it.)….
OVER NINE-THOUSAND bodies for MEGABEAST. (Capitalized for emphasis.)
I played with these toys for about two hours before doing the review. After awhile, my pre-arthritic hands started to hurt from connecting and disconnecting parts. The pieces are a little bit more rubbery than your regular figure. I can’t bring myself to take off a point for that, though. It may be more my problem than the product.
What could I wish for with this figure…We got plenty of connectors, some of which I haven’t even used yet! BUT…the black piece seen above, with the two Multi-Bot heads on it…we have multiple of those. They have a male bottom piece, and two female top pieces. If Mattel had given us a few pieces that were reversed from that, we could get even more combinations. I believe this to be a design flaw…the original figure came with exactly what I’m asking for as the main way of connecting the pieces.
Still, that is a pretty hard thing to look for and criticize. This is a fantastic figure, and it has a future of fun ahead.
SPARTANNERD RATES MULTI-BOT A 5/5. It is technically an improvement over Modulok, who was excellent!