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toy reviewtoy reviewtoy reviewtoy review Toy Review: Mercy Manufacturer: Rendition Toys
Recommended Age: 9 and up
Category: Action Figure

Overall Rating: 4 Stars out of 4

Review by Ken
4 Stars out of 4

This review of the Mercy figure gives me a chance to hype one of the best new toy companies emerging on the scene today - RENDITION. These guys have some of the most terrific looking figures I've seen this whole year. And the fact that most of the toys are based on hyper-attractive, mega-busty warrior chicks from comic-books doesn't hurt either. Mercy, the creation of fan-favorite Bill Maus is a cyber-angel that first appeared in the pages of Avatar Press's Nira X comic. The action figure is fantastic, with the best leg articulation I've seen outside of a real human being. Check this; Mercy has articulation at her hips, thighs, knees and ankles! Just THINK of all the thrilling fantasy scenarios you can bring to life with just her legs alone. Yeah. Besides that, she's also articulated at her neck, arms and wrists. The name 'Mercy' is probably just a gimmick to make people think she's a real sweetheart like Barbie or something. Actually, Mercy is as violent and bloodthirsty as they come. Her weapons include a huge blade and another sharp object called a 'crypter'; both of which promise that anything BUT sympathy will be dispensed to punk-ass creeps stupid enough to want to mess with her. Even guys who might just want to chat her up had better watch their step. There's also these large gigantic wings that can be attached on her back to complete her majestic, angelic presence. Have to say that the sculptors did a very good job in capturing Mercy's facial likeness. They also did a bang-up job on her chest too; as you will no doubt notice.

I want to give this figure a full-scale 5 rating so bad; but I can't because it's got this one- ARRRGGHH!!!!- unforgivable problem- it just can't stand!! Especially since the wings were made to be so frigging huge and heavy; that the minute you snap them on, Mercy goes down faster than a house of UNO cards. It's mind-numbingly frustrating that the only way you can really stand the figure is by 'leaning' it against something. Sucks, but that's the way it's got to be done. Besides that, the figure is totally fun. 4.5 out of 5 stars without question. The packaging card features exclusive artwork by Bill Maus himself; which I guess only serves to boost the figure's collectability. Also, the official word from RENDITION is that only 20,000 of these figures have been produced, so you better hurry and get one before your best friend beats you to it. Then you'll just have to kill him.

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