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I opened my Ashiko figure for the first time about a month and a half ago, after owning it mint on the package for over 5 years. And I sold it at the action figure expo in September, and told the buyer the minute he grabbed it into his hands: "NO REFUNDS!" and took his money. End of my review. Any questions?

What's an Ashiko figure?


--- Quote from: Zenith27 on October 16, 2014, 02:40:57 AM ---What's an Ashiko figure?

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This guy, he comes with the ROC cycle armour:

I had many opportunities to buy the Ashiko figure and bike, but I held off.  I kept reading reviews that said that the figure was a frustrating mess of parts that kept falling off at the slightest movement.
Frankly, that's all I need to read to keep me from buying something I know I'd regret.

And it looks like I'm not alone.

Right on Arrow. Now for my actual review of this toy, LOL. For me, the cycle armour had EVERYTHING to please the dormant yet nostalgic Robotech fan in me. Unfortunately, Hasbro really screwed their job on this one, and my expectations were not even met. Almost everyone I know had the same problem with their Ashiko figure beeing very loosely jointed once taken out of the package. This causes the figure to collapse under the bulk of the armor once it is "fitted". The idea of the cycle transforming into an armor was cool, but Hasbro obviously didn't benefit from the same engineers working for their Transformers toys department. The armor feels purposely "put together", almost like a mini Battle Force 2000 base, but at least with the merit of the parts snapping onto something this time. Some parts of the armor aren't even aesthetically functional. And the legs of the armor feel "clumsy" as they are too wide for the figure to be able to close his legs properly when he standing straight. My rating: -22. Period!


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