FansToys FT-19 Apache (MP Springer)

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I’ve got better things to do tonight than review …. actually, that’s a lie. The truth is I have “other” things to do which are annoyingly getting in the way of doing many reviews that I’m wanting to do. It pains me to have to rush through like this but if I don’t then I’m not sure when I’ll get around to doing them.

Next on my list was / is Fans Toys Apache, their version of a Masterpiece style Springer. As a kid Springer was my first and only Triple Changer, this was mainly down to me not really having a high opinion of the previous ones on offer. Besides, Springer was cool in the movie but so much better in the Marvel UK Comics, remember the storyline with the Zombie Impactor ?

Anyway, moving onto the brief review / gallery

Fans Toys have produced another solid figure but again, complete with a stubborn transformation sequence. Robot mode is the better of the 3 modes, with the weakest being the vehicle mode (the rubber tyres are back). The ‘copter looks menacing and whilst I may have been humming the theme tune to Airwolf, for some reason my mind was firmly fixed upon Blue Thunder.

There is a good range of articulation but the shoulders let it down. Minimal accessories, two swords and a gun and just my luck, the better of the two swords … I go and have a miss-hap with ! Whilst tucking it away in vehicle mode, the peg hole is super tight and the plastic of the sword too soft. Pictures are below for your amusement or considered commiserations, you decide.

Overall I think this is a solid interpretation of Springer, I know there are other options out there currently but non have tickled my fancy …. although, I’ve seen that mastermind Creations have one in the offing. May be an idea to check back later on that one.

Thanks to Kapow Toys Ltd, Fans Toys FT-19 Apache can be Ordered by clicking here.

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