Friday, February 12, 2010

Avatar Action Figures

Updated Post on 2 March 2010

These three Avatar action figures I have now are the 3 3/4" figures.
Mattel has also released some Avatar action figures that are 4 1/4".
I saw them in a toy shop and it's very nice but the price here are not for my pockets!
Overall, I think Mattel has really make very good quality and high resemblance Avatar figures.
The packaging is well design but it's irreuglar shape is a bit difficult to store.
I've already opened up my cards/boxes so storing was not a problem for me.
One thing that I find very interesting is the description on the card/boxes.
This is a whole new world and most names and stuffs are new and sometimes, I don't even know which is which and what's the name of the creatures, characters...etc.
So with the description write out on the card, it is able to provide some brief informations and I enjoyed reading them.
I think is will be one toy line that I'll like to continue collecting it!
And last but not least, I would like to wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year 2010! May the year be filled with happiness and most importantly in good health too!

Avatar - Jake Sully
Make: Mattel
Year : 2009
i-Tag : Level 1

Description on card :
Jake Sully
Sully is a young, former marine who has lost the use of his legs in combat. He accepts a remarkable offer to join a team of scientists on a moon some 4.5 light years from Earth.
Profession : Member of the RDA's Avatar program on Pandora.
Skills : Combat training, including military tactics and strategy. Natural leadership ability

Avatar - Avatar Jake Sully
Make: Mattel
Year : 2009
i-Tag : Level 1

Description on card :
Avatar Jake Sully
Embodying his blue, nine-foot tall avatar body, Jake is able to walk for the first time in years. During sorties from Hell's Gate to the Pandoran rainforest and Hometree, he gains respect for the Na'vi and discovers the beauty and danger of an alien world.
Profession : Member of RDA's Avatar Program, based out of Hell's Gate
Skills : Former marine with combat training, including military tactics and strategy.
Natural leadership ability. In avatar body, he has remarkable strength,
agility and acute senses.

Avatar - Neytiri
Make: Mattel
Year : 2009
i-Tag : Level 1

Description on card :
This graceful, fierce and intelligent member of the Omaticaya clan is rightfully wary of humans. Yet Neytiri has become an unlikely ambassador to the earthly colonists on Pandora.
Clan Position : Daughter of Omaticaya clan leaders Eytukan and Mo'at Clan leader in-waiting.
Skills : Mastery of most Na'vi weapons, including various bows, spears, bolas and knives. Banshee and direhorse rider. Hunter. Proficiency in English.

Avatar Action Figures 3 3/4" Checklist 1 :
Jake Sully
Colonel Miles Quaritch
Trudy Chacon
Dr. Grace Augustine
Corporal Lyle Wainfleet
Private Sean Fike
Norm Spellman

Avatar Action Figures 3 3/4" Checklist 2 :
Avatar Jake Sully RDA
Avatar Jake Sully
Avatar Norm Spellmany
Avatar Dr. Grace Augustine

Post additions on 2 March 2010 :
Last saturday, I've spotted some Avatars figures and vehicles at our local Toys R Us.
Visited the ones at United Square and Suntec City.
Both stores have Avatars on the shelfs!
They also carry two verisons on AMP suits there...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Avatar Vehicles

The AMP suit is my favourite vehicle in the Avatar.
The way this vehicle was control at ease in the movie was very cool!
Now, I am waiting for the Avatar DVD to be release so I can watch it one more time.
This AMP suit, personally I find it to be the best Avatar figure so far.
Highly detailed and articulated.
Looks good on display and also for play.

Avatar - AMP Suit
Make: Mattel
Year : 2009
i-Tag : Level 3
Figures : Sold separately - Works with most 3 3/4" RDA figures

Description on box :
AMP Suit
Official Name : M-6 Amplified Mobility Suit
Function : Ambulatory hydraulic armored weapons platform for military
and civilian operations in hostile and toxic environments.
Field Names : AMP suit, "Iron Lady"
Size and Weight : Thirteen feet in height. Six feet wide.
Features : GPS. Cockpit commands are verbally activated, coded to
operator's voiceprint pattern. Thermal imaging display screens.
Weaponry : Hip-mounted and detachable GAV-90 thirty millimeter
cannon, optional flamethrower, slashing blade, knife.

AMP instruction and AMP i-Tag!

This AMP figure stands at 22cm tall.

Jake Sully w/ AMP suit
(Figure not included)

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Avatar Creatures

I finally got my Avatar toys last weekend.
When I reached home, it was almost immediate...I opened up these toys.
I wanted to see how the creatures look inside these box.
Are they detail? The size? How's the colours? What's an i-Tag?...etc.
Overall, I'm very impressed with these toys series that Mattel make for Avatar.
Especially the AMP suit, which I'll post at the next post.
It's really fantastic!!
But now, I have one problem and that is my computer... it can't support the i-Tag requirements.
I'm not sure what is lacking but it's probably due to my computer age that I kept getting the error code from the programme at the i-tag website.
So I'll skip the part about i-Tags for the time being.
Back to the Avatar Creatures.
The Direhorse is more detailed out of the box as compared to the picture at the back of the packaged.
Sorry to say, but the picture on the back of the box packaging looks unreal and plastic.
The actual Direhorse figure looks more solid and realistic.
For example, the horseshoe, they are darker brown in colour instead of the box packaged that shows a lighter brown!
As for the Leonopteryx, it's really a giant!
I measured the front wing tips, one end to the other, it's about 51cm apart.
I didn't expect it's size and it can't fit into my small 40x23x25cm(LXBXH) display tank that I've prepared to use it for Avatar display.
The Leonopteryx is a good looking figure and it comes with a clear display stand.

Avatar - Direhorse
Make: Mattel
Year : 2009
i-Tag : Level 2
Figures : Sold separately

Typical description on all package :
James Cameron's AVATAR
On a deadly but mineral-rich distant moon called Pandora, ex-Marine Jake Sully is torn
between duty and honor when he finds himself caught between the heavily armed forces of
Earth's most powerful star-faring consortium and an exotic, noble alien race whose very
existence is threatened by the human invaders.

Very interesting different infos are shown about each figure.

Description on box :
NA'VI Name : Pa'li
Description : Six legs, armour-like skin over shoulders and along the back of the neck and
head. Moth-like antennae that acts as neural interface. Over thirteen feet
high. Domesticated by the Na'vi as a fast riding animal. Usually gentle, but
fierce in battle
Habitat : Rainforest and grasslands
Feeding Ecology : Herbivore that feeds on grass, tree barks, shrubs and pollen from plants

Direhorse w/ i-Tag

Neytiri riding on Direhorse
(Note : Figures are not included in the Direhorse box)

Jake riding the Direhorse

Avatar - Leonopteryx
Make: Mattel
Year : 2009
i-Tag : Level 4

Description on the box :
NA'VI Name :
Toruk or "Last Shadow"
Description : A ferocious, massive flying creature with a wingspan over
eighty feet. Sharp fins on head can be used to injure prey.
Powerful talons for grasping prey and perching.
Habitat : Mountain aeries and skies
Feeding Ecology : Apex aerial predator. Carnivore.

Jake flying on Leonopteryx