Saturday, July 31, 2010
"Whiking" is a concept combining two sports; bicycling and sailing. However, this vehicle is motor-equipped. So that the (Bad) guy won´t run out of propulsion.
I basically try to get one of each vehicle Chap Mei puts out there. And they have to be Joe-usable in some way. This was one of those cases.
Either for its whole or simply to use as parts fodder, this is a good and capable item.
The whole set assembled.
Interesting concept. Kind of a G.I.Joe "M.A.N.T.A." meets Dreadnok Cycle.
Some details of interest. Note: The missiles are very hard to take off. They seem to be made to stay there for show. A minus. The plus note goes to the engine. An 8 cylinder. With that thing there, the sail seems to be there simply to hold the missile launcher, grenades and "Bad Guyz" logo.
The figure: "Foul Play Nick". A repaint of previous "Quest" lines. The weapon, however, was a (then) new SAW machine gun. Too bad it was 100% too big.
A nice paint job, especially the tattoos and the "Adam and the Ants" face make-up.
The figure fits perfectly in the vehicle. The throttle and joystick handles are firmly gripped and the guy looks made for the job.
In this case, with a G.I.Joe figure, you´ll need some customization to fit it perfectly. But the main thing is already there: The balance between vehicle and figure scales.