Welcome to a new blog series known as Action Figure Fridays!
For those who don't know Ryan, he collects a lot of action figures. A lot of action figures. He does trades for them on the internet even. Yes, I married a nerd. I, on the other hand, am not a real "stuff" kind of person so the entire collection can be a bit overwhelming to me. But hey - it's his thing. So, we've decided as a "Let's Share" excercise, Ryan will pick one action figure for me to review every Friday.
Today's episode - SQUIDFIRE
[I'm not sure if this figure is fair for me to review considering I actually bought it for Ryan on a birthday or anniversary a couple years ago. *Hint* I only buy figures that I think are cool.]
So, this is obviously the best action figure ever made. Aside from the fact that he's *orange* (!), he has a removeable tentacle arm (you can put a flame thrower on there instead, if you want), suckers printed on his spandex pants, and he's sporting some type of breathing apparatus and/or jet pack! All this alone would make him a shining superstar figure but he also has half blue tentacles. Unreal!
It should be noted that he borders on "doll" classification status considering he is 12" high. A lot of his joints bend like your average Barbie but he packs a lot more style. In my world, Squidfire is the standard by which toys should be judged. Therefore, in my future ratings system, I will rank things from one to five tentacles.
I might also mention that he came in the most mysterious and exciting box which only adds to his appeal. Note that his tarot card says that he plays the fool sometimes.
The only downside to this guy is that he's kind of hard to stand up and his left shoulder likes to dislocate itself. He's so cool, though, I'm willing to display a sitting squid with a limp arm. Viva Squidfire!