Review: 2068 Nex 2.0 The Nex best thing?

Set Index: Nex 2.0


I see (Julius) Nex as the replacement for Jimi Stringer. In any case... Nex 2.0? Where's the 1.0?! He's got a nice cannister though, and those ships in the background makes me hope that TLG experiment with a system crossover line.


On the back is the usual combiner as well as the usual massive amount of text.


Read it all? As a reward, here is the parts list...


...and the parts themselves! Orange and white is a common colour blend for TLG, but I think the green is a new aspect.


I love the new metal colours. I think they are the same as the soldiers to the right, but I'm not the best a judging things like that. It's a nice part too!


Random instruction page.


All of the Heroes have one of the new power cores. I'm a bit undecided if I prefer the unique colours over a consistent colour.


It's held into the chest piece via the HF standard shaft. I wonder if anyone will make use of this part as an "I"...


I find the top of his mask part a bit odd; to me it's a repetition of his arms!


The lower part make me think of a Grid-iron football player.


I like his ID panel. I think the printing works especially well on white.


Nex reporting for his next game! 10, 42, 36, hut, hut, hut!


Oh... he doesn't seem so amused.


TLG are a bit conflicted about the correct configuration of this shield, but in this case I prefer the instructions over the cover photo. Thanks to the new ball joint panels the Heroes look quite decent from the side...


...at the usual expense of the back. It's especially bad here due to the colour contrast.


The face part concept of this line is really smart. To me this one simple part make Nex look far more beefier in the face.


Flex!

Ratings

Posability:
It's hard to complain about the posability of the heroes. All have elbows, knees, wrists and ankles. His shield weapon does make posing a bit harder though. 8/10

Parts:
Beefy look aside, at 76 grams he's one of the lighter heroes. While the parts are well made I don't like the new shield piece. 8/10

Looks:
It may be overused, but the orange/while look works well. However it does highlight how nothing the backs are. 8/10

Fudge:
A more solid looking character and excellent articulation! 9/10

Overall:
Let him join your team!. 8/10

Thanks go out to TLG for this exciting new line.