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Banimon Banigoth Horde Ghost Troopers (Assassination Squad) Action Figure Banimon, 2013
Day #705: July 17, 2013
Banimon Banigoth Horde Ghost Troopers (Assassination Squad) Action Figure Banigoth Horde Ghost Troopers (Assassination Squad)
Glows in the Dark, Brah

Banimon Action Figures
Item No.:
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Manufacturer: Banimon
Includes: Alternate head, 2 guns, sword, backpack/head thing
Action Feature: 15 swappable parts
Retail: $7.00
Availability: May 2013
Other: Allow 2 weeks for delivery

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Banimon Banigoth Horde Ghost Troopers (Assassination Squad) Action FigureI'm a pretty big sucker for glow-in-the-dark toys, even if it's a mold I have a few times over. The Banigoth Horde Ghost Troopers (Assassination Squad) deliver the goods with a gimmick I've been told most major toy manufacturers view as a cheap feature or a cop-out, yet one I find endlessly delightful. If Hasbro gave me glow-in-the-dark Clone Troopers or Cobra Troopers, I'd buy. If Mattel did a glow-in-the-dark Skeletor, I'd buy that too. The more flippant the excuse, the better - I love seeing my figures when I switch the lights off!

This batch of figures features a small redesign, as the head molds have been tweaked slightly. The base of the head now features a switch pin, so you can pop that out if you'd like. Before it was set in with glue and a few (very few) reported the piece came loose, so the redesign is a functional one and not one most people would ever notice. It's basically the same figure as before, with more glow power.

Banimon Banigoth Horde Ghost Troopers (Assassination Squad) Action Figure

Banimon Banigoth Horde Ghost Troopers (Assassination Squad) Action FigureDeco is similar to previously released figures, with a black face, a skull tampo on the Banigoth helmet, and not much else. A new twist for this release was painted glow-in-the-dark eyes, a first on a production Glyos figure so far as I can tell, and it's a nice bonus - they pop really nicely. The Red Army Men head has a black star on it as well as painted eyes and a painted mouth. Glow in the dark plastic tends to absorb a lot of the sculpted detail, so any painted lines make a big difference when looking at these figures. The plastic itself is pretty much the same as all glow-in-the-dark figures coming out of the Glyos factory in China, except it appears to me that this figure is a tiny smidgen clearer - it could just be an illusion created by the design being thin in spots, though.

Each head is menacingly adorable as with before, the Darth Vader-ish helmet of the Banigoth looks fantastic with its grille and beady little eyes, with the army man's head appearing slightly more spooky due to the unique coloring and barely-faded detailing of the plastic. The plastic really gobbles up all light and shadow, so it may not be obvious but there's a fully-sculpted chin strap under the helmet. The kind of plastic selected can really change the figure's look and feel beyond it just being a different color.

Banimon Banigoth Horde Ghost Troopers (Assassination Squad) Action Figure

I'm 5 for 7 of these guys so far and I kind of wish I didn't skip out on the pair that I missed. The Banimon figures are fun and small, and for $7 are a pretty decent deal. The spooky translucent effect created by the glow in the dark plastic is a nice bonus, and as I said - I'm a glow-in-the-dark sucker. If you collect Glyos (or even if you don't) I hope you got one of these, and if the creators do another run you should grab one then. This guy sold out in about a day or so, as such it's already too late for you on this particular release.

--Adam Pawlus

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