Courtesy of most toy lines dying out in the late 1980s, the toys made their statement and left a more or less perfect plaything that most kids missed out on. Rainbow Sam was released in the USA in limited numbers, so he can be had for a somewhat hefty but not insane price. $30 is the usual going rate for a loose and complete specimen.
As with all figures in the line, he's 2-inches tall and has two shoulder joints. He also has a wonderfully expressive beak and big colorful wings, none of which can move. The feather motif plays out on his pale yellow armor, and the figure is much more colorful from behind.
His hands can fit a 3mm peg, so Cyberverse toys will fit as well as his Wide Sensor Laser. The weapon has a parrot motif - take a look - so you can easily figure out which figure goes with which weapon, even if you can't match the 86 number that appears on both.
There are a decent number of birds in this line, but this parrot is one of my favorites. There are some scales on the legs, big yellow robo shoes, and a giant crystal lens in his belly that works as a magnifying glass to indicate if it's a fire/water/wood beast.
I was high on collecting the regular rubsign beasts, so I decided to jump on laser beasts in early 2012. I since stopped - getting all of them is expensive and time-consuming, so odds are I'll just be happy with the chunk I've purchased. This one is cheap and colorful, which is a good enough reason to buy it if you ask me. If you're on the fence, get it - otherwise don't bother, you can do more damage with $30 at a retail toy store or online shop these days.
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