Thursday, December 27, 2012

Xyber 9: New Dawn - ANAKONDA!

Xyber 9: New Dawn's Forest Warrior, Anakonda - Bandai 1999

Xyber 9: New Dawn was an animated series from Saban in 1999.  It was cancelled after only 10 episodes, but an additional 12 episodes were eventually aired in syndication (in 2007).  I've never seen the series, but from what I gather, it's a post-apocalyptic tale with multiple kingdoms fighting for power over the realm.  The main character, Jack, finds a staff called the Xyber 9 which houses an advanced form of computer intelligence (from the technologically-advanced past we can presume).  This staff provides Jack and his allies with the power and strategy to prevent the kingdoms from falling under evil rule.  This character, Anakonda, is an ally to Jack and a fierce fighter.  She was raised by snakes in the Dark Lands and was given her reptilian nickname by Jack.  She has heightened senses, camouflaging talents, fierce fighting skills, and a quippy mouth.  She also has a serious crush on Jack and gets a little possessive when other girls come around.  On to the review!

 I especially wanted to do this review now because of her resemblance to Tauriel. I will be seeing the Hobbit on Friday so prepare for a very Tolkien-y few weeks.

Anakonda came with three accessories:  A slingshot, a chest-strap with a quiver, and a stubby dagger (which can snap onto the chest strap).


The image on the cardback is of a much different prototype.  I really like the figure as it was produced, but the eyes, hair, and costume texture make her look so much better in the prototype.

Time for a Comparison Shot!


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