SKYNET has went back to the time of light up sneakers and florescent knee high socks and sent us the ultimate killer...the ENDOGLOW T-800 Terminator. John Connor, you might want to hop on your dirtbike and drive away while you still can!
Randy Falk and the good folks over at NECA Toys are once again pulling at our nostalgia strings. We have already reviewed the homage figures they have done for the Ambush Predator and the Force of Freedom: RAMBO. The time period is right up our alley so we were very happy to see those figures made...and even more happy when we saw just how great they were in person. With that said, the Endoglow follows in their footsteps and doesn't disappoint. The glow in the dark feature not only looks fantastic, but makes the is figure so fun to work/play with....and to me having FUN is what this is all about. If you're not doing this for fun then you are doing this for the wrong reasons!
Just like the Force of Freedom: RAMBO figure the packaging is half the fun with this guy. As always, they did an amazing job replicating the old Kenner-style packaging. I love the half Arnold/half Endo head in the background with the Endoglow's head directly between the two glowing red eyes. The front of the packaging showcases the figure in a clear shell with cool T2 graphics on it. The back is made to like it is worn/battle-damaged with bullet holes and such. It also lists the rest of the Terminator figures that NECA has made in the past. The red and black Endoglow write up on the back brings back such great memories of the original Kenner figure from the early 90's.
To be completely honest, I was not sure how I would feel about the glow in the dark aspect of the figure in this day in age. However, I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved it. This figure is similar to the classic ENDO, but the head, chest, and parts of the extremities are made with the glow in dark material. It also comes with a plasma rifle like the other Endos. When I play with the figure and take the time to pose them for pictures it lets me truly appreciate all of the little things about the figures. The glow in the dark feature truly made this more fun for me. Capturing the glow feature on camera can some times be tricky. I did my best to try and capture it for you. Keep this mind though, when it is glowing in front of you it is way brighter then it appears in the pictures. I think it showed up well in the pictures, but even then the pictures do not even begin to do this figure justice.
Most NECA fans are very nostalgic...especially when it comes to toys. Whether you had the original Kenner version or not you are probably going to want to pick this one up. Of course, if you don't like fun and have a permanent stick up your ass then maybe you won't. This figure is definitely meant to opened, played with, and enjoyed! I hope all of you have as much fun with it as I have. Please, take a look at the pictures below! Great job NECA crew! This is another sweet figure, and us NECA fans truly appreciate you going out of your way to make this available to more than just the lucky few who are able to attend SDCC! Thanks for always looking out for the fans and taking care of us. It defintely doesn't go unnoticed.
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