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Galoob Z-Bots Turbine Action Figure Galoob, 1994
Day #689: June 25, 2013
Galoob Z-Bots Turbine Action Figure Turbine
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Z-Bots Burger King Exclusive
Item No.:
n/a
Manufacturer: Galoob
Includes: n/a
Action Feature: Arms, legs move
Retail: $2.99
Availability: ca. 1994
Other: Not Great, but Pretty O.K.

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Galoob Z-Bots Turbine Action FigureThis was the first one of the Z-Bots I got and my reaction was not overwhelmingly positive. Turbine Ages the worst out of the set, as chipped paint was common fresh out of the packet and the white plastic frequently turned yellow - check eBay for proof. As you can see in this shot, there's a white scrape on the face where the red paint used to be… and it was like this when I opened it. It's worth noting the red paint was applied cleanly and evenly by and large, without the plastic generally showing through. Generally. You'll need to be picky about this one.

With white plastic slapped with green and red paint, the figure is very Christmassy. It shouldn't be, but it is - you can't get beyond it easily. Any other color scheme would probably have fit in better, had they opted to make the body anything but white you wouldn't think that this guy fought Santa Claus on a Rankin-Bass special before joining up with him to fight some snow wizard or something. It's a small figure, but not tiny - just a bit smaller than your average mini-figure, but not "micro" per se.

Galoob Z-Bots Turbine Action FigureThe arms are connected, so if you spin the arm with the fist you'll notice the drill spins too. The legs also move, and the articulation really doesn't add much to the piece. He stands around and you can pretend to impale people on the arm. It's less fun than it sounds. If it was automated or had some sort of motor, this would probably be a pretty fun little toy.

This is a decent figure, and in any other line Turbine would be pretty cool. Next to the other odd and creative figures in this line, it's just not quite as fun. The face lacks the personality of his siblings, so go ahead and get this one if you're looking to collect them all. Are people still doing that? I have to figure most people just pick and choose these days.

--Adam Pawlus

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See more Galoob items in Figure of the Day:
Day 647: Galoob Z-Bots Jawbreaker Action Figure
Day 671: Galoob Z-Bots Bugeye Action Figure
Day 689: Galoob Z-Bots Turbine Action Figure
Day 1,195: Galoob Z-Bots Buzzsaw Action Figure
Day 1,402: Galoob Z-Bots Skyviper Action Figure

See more Z-Bots items in Figure of the Day:
Day 647: Galoob Z-Bots Jawbreaker Action Figure
Day 671: Galoob Z-Bots Bugeye Action Figure
Day 689: Galoob Z-Bots Turbine Action Figure
Day 1,195: Galoob Z-Bots Buzzsaw Action Figure
Day 1,402: Galoob Z-Bots Skyviper Action Figure

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