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Hero Factory Amazon Review #3: Meltdown
Basically I made an amazon order, mainly some CD's but i thought "Why not get some old Hero Factory as well?" (Greedy pig XD) So this is the third and last instalment of the Hero Factory Amazon review with MELTDOWN! One of the medium sized sets of 2010, Meltdown was tagged "The most destructive of all of Von Nebula's servents." Meltdown was a villain that everyone loved. Does the toy deserve the credit it gets? Let's find out!
About this creation

Ok so here are the pieces first released in this line. We have a green tentical (used as sludge coming out of his thingy.), we have the Hero Factory torso mold, used on all the sets (except the two titans) We have two Black Ben 10 limbs used in Hero Factory (can i take this moment to say that Ben 10 is the worst peice of crud anyone could think of, and it's writer should be hung! Maybe that's a bit extreame, but i still hate :P) We also have two green toxic waste containers.

We have two glatorian legend ancle peices (These are not the same as Mata Nui's. Mata Nui's are Keetorange, Meltdown's are banana yellow), Metdown's mask, Two yellow Hero Factory sheilds, four yellow claws, and yellow Toa Metru shins.

Meltdown is quite a... Unique character. Kinda funny looking! (A cookie for the person who can guess what film that quotes from) Meltdown's stature is hunched and brute-like, but in the Hero Factory Mini film, Meltdown acts quite posh, the kinda thing you Americans like to make fun of us Brits about. Obviously, Meltdown is based of a squid, although it is quite discrete. I.e, the tentical and the shape of Meltdown's head. I quite like the claws used to hold the tentical and the gun, i think it is quite interesting. The Toxic waste containers on his shoulders are quite nice looking, But have there dissadvantages, which i shall talk about later in the review.

One think that i noticed is that Meltdown is quite bare. The only armour on his body is the same colour as the torso, so it looks like it's got nothing on it. the only armour on the arms is the toxic canisters, which doesn't really count as armour.

Talking of bareness, i noticed that this ball joint sticks up exposed. It kinda merges with the neck peice, which is one good thing, but it still looks dodgey, I guess you could put a simple connecting peice in there to just cover it up.

Now for what i mentioned earlier. The toxic canisers look cool, but they are connected facing out from the sides, so if you put the arms straight pointing downwards, the canisters point outwards. So the only way to not make the canisters look stupid, you have to point Meltdowns arms out all the time, as demonstrated on the Box. I couldn't bare that, so i positioned the canisters like in the picture above. I guess that's what you could do too!

Now the Mask. Now this is interesting. In some positions, Meltdown can look pretty epic. But as you suddenly realise once you buy the toy is that the lower Jaw sticks out, it is really chunky, and looks plain stupid.

From the Box, i can tell what they were trying to do. The jaw is smaller in this, and his head is more round. I liked this look, it makes him look awesome. I loved the face on the box so much, I even made it my current Buddy icon!

But from this angle, he looks really stupid! I think that if they made the lower jaw much smaller and less chunky, i would love it! Good try for them anyway!

Meltdown and Rotor

Meltdown and Bulk

Ok, so my final rating is 3/5! A lowish rating, but I'm never fond of characters that everyone likes. I never liked Meltdown, Nitroblast, Waspix, Toxic Reapa ect.

So that's my Amazon order done and reviewed! Hope you enjoyed!

EXTRA

Those three weren't the only part of my Amazon. I orrigionaly did the order for these CDs (Which i am listening to as i'm typing), the Hero Factory was just extra, since i still had some Birthday and Christmas money to splash about, cos i like to save it, and spend it all in one go! Call me old fasioned, but i like to buy the CD's rather than download them online, and yes, i listen to Heavy Metal, get over it (and no, I'm not an Emo)

Raxonax: U JELLY?
Shadowflame: Why would i be jealus? I got you into Disturbed in the first place!

Oh, and I updated a couple of Bios:
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Comments

 I like it 
  June 16, 2012
since im starting to get back into mocing again, i havent seen many things, but this is sweet, and yes, i did get you into it:D
 I made it 
  March 30, 2012
Quoting Ben Cossy A great review, I agree on a lot of your points, but I did really like the mask, anyway nice work ;)
Thanks! but i said i did like the mask, I just wasn't happy with the oversized jaw :P
 I like it 
  March 30, 2012
A great review, I agree on a lot of your points, but I did really like the mask, anyway nice work ;)
 I made it 
  March 21, 2012
Quoting Traurig The Warrior of Lightning I agree with Cronos Omega on the tanks on his shoulders. I did that as soon as I bought him. I also like your review, very descriptive! Since my meltdown hasn't been scrapped for parts yet, I upgraded him from okay to awesome! XD
:D I should see it :D
 I made it 
  March 21, 2012
Quoting Chronos Omega Nice review, Wert. Try attaching the toxic tanks to the empty hols on his shoulders, not the arms, and I can tell you, it looks much better. Also Ben 10 is written by four or five guys, not just one. :P
Well then I'll find all five of them....!!! >:D
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
I agree with Cronos Omega on the tanks on his shoulders. I did that as soon as I bought him. I also like your review, very descriptive! Since my meltdown hasn't been scrapped for parts yet, I upgraded him from okay to awesome! XD
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
Nice review, Wert. Try attaching the toxic tanks to the empty hols on his shoulders, not the arms, and I can tell you, it looks much better. Also Ben 10 is written by four or five guys, not just one. :P
 
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