4/11/14

Duck Week, WooOOOooo! Darkwing Duck and Megavolt

Megavolt is peeved because Darkwing Duck (and even his Nintendo game) has already been featured on Toyriffic. But it isn't rat week, and I don't plan on having a rat week any time soon, so Megavolt will just have to tag along on this one.

Darkwing is a cool figure, but his action feature does get in the way a bit. His hat spins around comically when you push a button on his back, but that means he has a gaping hole in the top of his head when the hat is removed, and that the hat spins around and balances precariously when on his head.

Megavolt's action feature no longer operates on my figure. But he has a metal wheel on his back ala Bic lighters, and you are supposed to see sparks in his chest. A fun feature that I first remember seeing on the second wave of Blackstar action figures.

I also can't believe they made Megavolt into an action figure. I mean this guy has plug prongs right there on the top of his head! Did anyone not expect kids to shove him into an outlet...and did kids not do so? If not, then kids aren't as dumb as toy companies would have us believe, or this one just slipped past the lawyers (who, in general, are as dumb as you would believe.)

Regardless, Megavolt is a fun looking action figure, and it is a shame the Darkwing Duck toyline didn't survive and thrive beyond the first wave, as many great characters were planned:


5 comments:

  1. Shame that more figures were not made it would be a really fun line to collect.

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    1. I agree. So much wonderful stuff was planned!

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  2. I think the only one I still have is Steelbeak, but as a kid I only had three figures: Steelbeak, Darkwing, and Megavolt. I remember Darkwing came with his pistol but did he have another accessory also?

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    1. He had a pair of binoculars too: http://toyriffic.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-am-terror-that-flaps-in-night.html

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  3. I remember having an Elekid from Pokemon. He too had electric prongs on top of his head- and he had an electronic sound feature. I had much fun plugging him into the light socket and hearing what that did to his sound. Yeah, it's apparently not quite as deadly as you'd think.

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