Before I get started with this review, I need to acknowledge someone. A reader, now friend named Bobby (last name held for privacy), bought this for me. He knew that I needed this variant color Athlon figure, found it, bought it and sent it to me. He did this, with no thought of being paid back. Bobby, thank you VERY much!
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Ball Joint Elbows
• Ball Joint Wrists
• Swivel Chest
• Limited Ball Joint hips
• Hinge Knees
• Limited Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: SMG, Magnum
Additional Contents: REQ Pack sheet (Requisition Pack) This sheet has a code on one side that you can redeem for Halo 5 Guardians in-game content. The content redeemed for varies from code to code.
Cost: $13-17 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: exclusive to Walgreens
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I keep trying to nail down why I like the Athlon armor so much. I think it’s due to it being somewhat like futuristic football gear.
This variant Blue/White Athlon looks nearly as good as the Black and Yellow one. (I’m partial to Black and Yellow though as I’m a Pittsburgh native and fan of all the sports teams which sport black and yellow as their colors.
Sculpt: There is no way I can fault any of the sculpt here. It’s fantastic! 10 of 10 medals!
Articulation: The Athlon has slightly better articulation in the shoulder due to the smaller shoulder armor. The H5G s-1 figs have one drawback with articulation, that being the hips. Posing, in some natural human poses, can be difficult. (This has remained consistent through the first of the Halo 5 Guardians figures) 8.5 out of 10 medals
Paint Application: The paint here is pretty good. I like the metallic blue. Though the white is a bit dull. 9 of 10 medals.
Accessories: It would be nice to get something other than Magnums and either an AR or BR. But as these are typical loadout weapons it makes sense. 9 out of 10 medals
Playability: I am really enjoying this figure. It can be pose in many positions. 10 of 10 medals.
Overall: 46.5 medals out of a total 50 medals.
This figure really is that good. Have a better White color, or a different color altogether, fix the hip articulation and maybe a power weapon for the variant and this fig would have got a perfect 50 or 50.
Do I recommend this product? Heck yeah!!
Oh, and if you want to see the mass retail Athlon, check out my review of it, HERE!
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