Beast Saga Carded Action Figures
Item No.: BS-42 Manufacturer:Takara-Tomy Includes:Sword, shield, 2 dice, trading card Action Feature:Dice launch out of stomach Retail:525 yen (or about $7) Availability: March 2013 Other: Also translated as "Dakka" early on
When I first saw this Beast Saga figure, I didn't know his name. I thought Dacker might be a platypus, but now that I have it in my hands I think it's a regular duck. There was a little yellow duck in Battle Beasts too, but this one is a lot more clever. The 3-inch figure not only has armor that looks like a plane, but he's wearing a flight cap and goggles! As the Beast Saga line went on the people at Tomy put a lot more thought into the whole "animals in armor" idea, so we'd get a dog doctor, or an admiral turtle, or a figure that is for all intents and purposes a cyborg Launchpad McQuack.
As with the better figures in this line, the green-armored waterfowl has freely moving arms and legs. You'll have no problems rotating either around, and the dice launcher in the chest works as well as they all do. I'm kind of sick of that part, but the dice are pretty nice. I'm particularly fond of the green one featuring an icon of his face, and it depresses me a great deal that it isn't available on a t-shirt. That duck logo on a green shirt would be awesomely goofy and I'd totally wear it around.
Very little of the duck comes through. Webbed feet are replaced by tiny boat-like shoes, and only trace amounts of brown feathers poke through. His bill is the most duck-like element of the figure, there's no tail or wings. Well, there are plane wings, but that's what you get. The sword and shield slide easily into his hands, and will be recognized from having come from several other figures we've reviewed and you're no doubt sick of.
I imagine that your love for this one will be directly proportional to how much you love ducks. Me, I'm OK with ducks.
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