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Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint Plastic Imagination, 2015
Day #1,109: February 3, 2015
Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint Action FiguresBal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint
The Rock Steady Rhino

Rise of the Beasts Wave 2 Figure
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Manufacturer: Plastic Imagination
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Action Feature: n/a
Retail: est. $7.00 each
Availability: January 29, 2015
Other: Nifty, get this one

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Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint Action FiguresHe's different! Or at least, mine is. I was lucky to get an early sample of Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint is pretty fantastic. If you bought the first version, this is basically an improvement in terms of color - the quality of that painted black plastic release is impossible to match, but this one is still quite good.

The Glyos-compatible figure is very similar to his predecessor, which should come as no surprise - by and large, the only thing that changes on most Glyos-compatible figures from one release to the next are the colors. The figure still has the same paint masks with a fine attention to detail, complete with white teeth, white horns, and red eyes. These tiny details are probably going to be overlooked by even the most picky toy fan, which is a shame - I have a lot of action figures and let me tell you, getting the eyes right is dang near impossible in some lines. And these are just plain perfect - on a run this small, that's impressive. Consistency is important as quality goes.

Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint Action Figures

The figure itself is basically a clever palette change - the grey skin is now lighter and (surprisingly) glossier, with dark grey shoes and a drab green for the armor. The figure is, again, slathered in paint and all of it is crisp and within the lines. Paint texture really does change the look and feel of the figure, with the original one feeling much less shiny and toylike. In some respects, the green release feels truer to the roots of the 1980s small figures as it is bright and shiny and feels like they're trading on the rah-rah military overtones of the era. (See: G.I. Joe, Army Ants, The Corps, etc.) If this figure came with a tank, you'd probably think "oh, good idea, that makes sense."

Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint Action Figures

Despite being practically the same as Gaamik, Bal Kharn manages to take fundamentally the same toy and tweak it enough to feel different. While we're not at crazy 1980s bright colors just yet, this figure feels like a step closer to that level of madness which I hope Plastic Imagination embraces as this line goes on. I like this guy - he's sized to hold 3mm weapons (LEGO, for example) and the green seems to be a good fit for the armor color. I hope the next release is a smidgen less glossy, but as long as its as crisp I'm game to buy a few more of these.

--Adam Pawlus

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Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint Action Figures

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See more Plastic Imagination in Figure of the Day:
Day 1,035: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Gold Rhino and Scorpion
Day 1,046: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Action Figure Test Shots
Day 1,050: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Cahriv - Metallic Black Scorpion with Orange Paint
Day 1,057: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Metallic Black Rhino with Grey Paint
Day 1,081: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Scorpion - Flesh
Day 1,088: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Rhinoceros - Silver Mail-Away Redemption
Day 1,109: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint
Day 1,144: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Cerula - Green Scorpion with Grey Paint
Day 1,552: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Rhino - Flesh

See more Rise of the Beasts in Figure of the Day:
Day 1,035: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Gold Rhino and Scorpion
Day 1,046: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Action Figure Test Shots
Day 1,050: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Cahriv - Metallic Black Scorpion with Orange Paint
Day 1,057: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Metallic Black Rhino with Grey Paint
Day 1,081: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Scorpion - Flesh
Day 1,088: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Rhinoceros - Silver Mail-Away Redemption
Day 1,109: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint
Day 1,144: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Cerula - Green Scorpion with Grey Paint
Day 1,552: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Rhino - Flesh
Day 1,553: Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Force Defender Villser Core

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