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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Figma - Tracer Overwatch Review !!!

I finally have  my first ever action figure by Figma . Plus Tracer from the Overwatch video game franchise is also one of my most wanted figures for this year .  I purchased this figure at a very good low price of about 12 dollars from a seller on Ebay . When this Tracer figure first debuted the price range for it was in the fifties, but if you're lucky enough to catch a decent Ebay deal like I did then go for it . Speaking of Overwatch, in case if many of you do not know it was announced not too long ago that Hasbro will be making Overwatch figures, so it may not be long before there are two action figures on the market of Tracer . This figure came out earlier this year however I purchased it not too long ago and is just now reviewing it .




I do not know Japanese language so it is tough to say if the writing is a bio of Tracer . However you can easily find out more about Tracer by viewing her Wikipedia profile. I discovered quite a few things like her age and real name, which is Lena Oxton . I also love the fact that the company is very organized, keeping track of their figures with product numbers as where you can see Tracer is number 352 . Now for a look at Tracer out of the packaging .

 Tracer as you can see comes with plentiful accessories . She comes with two extra faces , her two pistols and pulse bomb , a flight stand, eight extra pair of hands along with the piece to place the hands on .


 My only complaint about this Tracer figure is that she feels just a little fragile, like she must be handled with caution. An example is when I removed her from the packaging, her left elbow collar came off. I had difficulty putting it back on so I gave up and decided to display her like this the rest of the way in this article, withOUT her left elbow collar . I assume the scotch tape kind of assists in pulling the figure out, resulting in the dispatched piece. Her neck also rests on a very loose peg , not too loose but loose enough .  So be careful when turning her head . Other than being cautious with this figure this is a very neat action figure . Her guns are very cool looking and I also like how her name is written on the upper leg. It looks cool plus it's great for people just in case they forget the character's name .




 Before going to Tracer's Wikipedia profile , I was thinking that she is a teenage character because of her short stature . However she is listed at age 26, she is much shorter than an even six inches despite being in the six inch scale, as you can see in the above pic .
Above the eight extra pair of hands that come with Tracer . Excellent for multiple display options .
 Above the flight stand that comes with Tracer . The stand fits firmly into the base, allowing Tracer to be displayed in multiple aerial poses .

 Above my attempts at displaying Tracer in aerial poses with the flight stand .
 If you want to use Tracer's other two faces, the following is what must be done to accomplish this. ( NOTE ) Ignore that scratch on her lens . The figure did not come like that I think I accidentally scratched it with my fingernail when trying to remove the hair piece. So not to worry that's my fault . Now on to the process .
(1) First slowly remove Tracer's frontal hair piece. She will look like the pick you see above .
 Second gently remove her default face and replace it with one of the extra faces . Place the extra face on first then put the hair piece back on second .
 As you can see Tracer's goggles can come off . However I accidentally removed them when trying to exchange the faces . Speaking of the goggles and faces the goggles feel as if they are glued to the faces, however can be removed with force be it accidental or intentional .


 While the different hands add variety, I do not see too many differences between Tracer's three faces . Now let's see how Tracer compares with figures from other six inch scaled lines .
 She looks like she fits in well with the averaged sized Star Wars Black figures, as she stands between Luke Skywalker and General Leia .
 However she looks small standing next to another video game legend, Sota Toys version of Cammy from the Street Fighter franchise . Speaking of Street Fighter, Tracer also looks somewhat out of scale standing next to Sakura also of Sota Toys. This is a perfect example that not all figures of the same height scale are the same .
                                                 FINAL    THOUGHTS
   
( 1 ) ARTICULATION  LIMITS -  Other than a slight stint in upper head movement the rest of the articulation is very well rounded all around.

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY  -   Tracer stands pretty well once you get her feet properly positioned, despite her skinny ankles .

( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE  ? - The perfect likeness to her video game version, along with the clear orange tinted goggles . Not only do they look cool but can also be pried off of her face and placed onto other figures if you pull hard enough . She also holds both her her pistols really well in the hands meant for the guns, and I love the posing options that the flight stand allows . I think I like displaying her more with the guns in both of her hands, as if she is ready to go to battle .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE  ? -  The figure does feel fragile in some areas like the situation I had with her left elbow collar. It's not a great feeling when you feel that certain joints must be moved with caution because of the worry of breaking something .

( 5 )  WHAT  CAN  BE  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? -  Needs to be more sturdy and tough . The neck peg could use a little re tooling also, because the head is difficult to place back on after it falls off . It can be placed back on but with extreme caution .

( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE  -  If not for the issue of some fragility , I would give this Tracer figure a Perfect 10. But because of that issue I think a 9.5 is a decent score .

( 7 ) FINAL   ANALYSIS  -   Besides being a little fragile, Figma /Max Factory did a nice job on Tracer . I'm looking forward to seeing how Hasbro will do with her now that they have the license to do Overwatch figures .

2 comments:

  1. with the Figmas you have to be careful buying them on Ebay because sellers sell fakes that look exactly like the real thing but are pore quality. I have about 30 figmas and 3 of them are fakes .The fakes feel light and kinda cheap.One give away a lot of the time is if the price is just to good to be true, Figmas cost right around $70 new in japan so if you find one just sitting on ebay at a super low price chances are good its a fake.

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    1. Wow I wish I have known that. Thanks for telling me . I'll be cautious .

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