I can’t tell you how excited i am about this post.The other day i decided to check out the toy aisles in my local Wal-Mart and i happened to pass by these single carded Corps figures .Now in the past i have given these figures a quick glance and that’s about it,never really wanting to spend money on generic figures that could end up being poorly made and fall apart once i got them out of the package.After all the 5-7 buck price for multiple figures (i think 5 came in a pack) led me to believe that the quality of the plastic and the figure itself would not be worth the money.I always liked the character design though.So when i saw these single carded figures on the pegs for $ 1.77 each i figured what the heck,if they end up being flimsy and of poor quality then it only cost me a little under 4 bucks to find out.I noticed that there were different teams of Corps figures,6 to be exact which include “Terra Team,Sea Squad,Flying Force,Shinobi Squad and Covert Command.The 6th and final group is that of the villainous Marauders! I picked up two Shinobi Squad members and love the heck out of ’em!These guys are solid and although the same mold was clearly used for both figures,the character designs and paints are different enough to enjoy them equally.Also,they are from the same Shinobi Squad so having the same uniform and Shinobi Squad emblem on their vests makes perfect sense.
The other concern i had with these figures before buying them was their pose-ability and where was i going to put those weapons.Did the figures have holsters for the hand guns and sheaths for the sword?And the answer to all of those questions was “yes”.Not only are the joints tight on these figures but they have just enough articulation to pose and display them in a lot of different ways.The backs of the figures have a G.I. Joe like hole where you can put the ninja star/blade in and a sheath made up of two small slits where the sword slides right into.They also have holsters on the lower leg to place pistol.
Immediately after opening my Shinobi Squad Ninja Corpse figures i went to the back of the card to see if there was any background info or character bios and to my disappointment there wasn’t.Fortunately after a little digging i found the LANARD website (the company that makes the toys) and from there i found the official Corpse website http://thecorpshq.com/ .After joining i had access to character bio’s,games,wallpaper and a ton of other cool stuff.This toy line is begging for a Saturday morning cartoon series and it deserves it.Whoever created these characters and their likenesses obviously knows a thing or two about action figures…cool action figures.From the looks of it there seems to be 18 characters(2 of them not shown on card back) in all in the Corps universe and for the price i might consider completing this set.