Review: 2231 Waspix... he has plans!

Set Index: Waspix

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The face of Waspix reminds me a lot of Waspinator, which gives him an unfair advantage in this review!

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I'm decently sure that is the US Box... and I think Furno 3.0 better be a darn good shot with a bow to be able to hit a wasp...

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Just one bag inside the box, and a loose torso. I'm always interested as to why some sets have a loose part like that.

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The parts! There should be no huge surprises, he's mostly legs so there's loads of limbs!

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I believe this is new, but in any case it's a very useful part!

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Note the ball shaped receptacle; it allows this to be placed in a spot where the is a central ball connector and still allow it to be used on the other side.

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I'm 95% sure that this is the same part from the much loved Ben 10 line, in particular Big Chill and Spider Monkey.

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Waspy prints! I didn't expect three of these, but it's good!

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I think this is new as well. It adds to his buggy charm.

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It attaches via the standard connector.

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I thought this part might be new, but it turns out it's been used once before in Drilldozer. (Thanks LuxorV! :grin: ) I think they look cool being transparent. (Probably too small for wings though.)

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I look forward to seeing this part used more widely.

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Ahhhghh! Evil! I washed my hands ten times after handling these, but I still have dark urges. Be careful with the Quaza spikes!

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The happy fellow himself. It might be my photography, but the eyes don't look as deep-set as the box. (No, I'm not going to let this go.)

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Seeing the disembodied head makes me think of Waspinator even more!

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Standard connection... which annoyingly is flush so it can't easily be used on a Hero head. (Yeah, I tried! :laugh: )

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On to the building... it's all pretty simple so I won't show much. You just assemble the core (exoskeleton?)...

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and put on the shell.

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Spares. Yeah, I was surprised too, but the instructions list only 2, use 2, but provide 6. Since there are 4 panels with no decoration this could be a last minute change... but the prototypes only had 2 as well... :look:

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From the rear he looks bugish still! Looking at this model makes me think TLG should make an insect line in HF parts!

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Three generations of bad guys. I think he's much better than the spindly Nitroblast, but Corroder is too different to compare. Weight wise the 117 gram Nitroblast win over the 114 gram Waspix, and Corroder is the distant loser at 103.

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He's big enough to look like a worthy adversary for the Heroes..

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...and others as well.

Ratings

Posability:
With all his joints it's hard not to be! His main problem is balance. 9/10

Parts:
Want limbs and lots of them? Waspix is great for that, but not so great for new parts. 7/10

Looks:
This set is among my favourites as the parts work well as insect limbs. My only major complaint is the wings; they are too small. But since TLG needed to bring in a new part to make them as big as they are I'm probably being a bit unreasonable. 9/10

Fudge:
He has a lot of buggy charm! One surprising special feature is the lack of a shooting device... 10/10

Overall:
I must admit I'm tempted to get a few of these. He's a fun figure. I think that aside from a few pieces he's not the best for parts, but I do think the main model makes up for that. 9/10