Monday, January 30, 2023

Dr. Wu - AMIE!

Dr. Wu No. DW-MS30 - Amie (3rd Party Arcee) - Mechanic Toys 2022

Hot on the heels of yesterday's review of the Maschinenmensch figure from NewAge comes this eerily similar Amie figure from Dr. Wu/Mechanic. Both figures are well-designed and of very high quality, but it was just surprising to see two 1:18 scale Arcee homages released from different companies within a few months of each other. Another great thing is that each company announced five retooled variations of their respective molds to give us collectors a ton of options. Each company included an Arcee, Nightbird, and Paradron Medic, but the other three for both companies were unique. I'm also very excited for the Elita One homage from Dr. Wu shown in convention slideshows this past Summer and I hope this trend of retooling continues. I'm always surprised that these 3rd Party companies don't see the potential in a Chromia, Firestar, and Moonracer trio. Elita often gets some attention, but if for nothing else other than color variety I would hope the others would be considered. Let's check out Amie below!

Amie comes with a file card, two guns, and a replacement head (I believe) for the Masterpiece-scale Robot Rose figure. This was an unexpected surprise pack-in for me.

Here are the six variations of the Amie mold. They have varying character-specific accessories and the three figures with 'ninja' in their name have a retooled head with the nose and mouth covered.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the two 2022 3rd Party 1:18 Arcees side-by-side.
On the left is Maschinenmesch from NewAge and on the Right is Amie from Dr. Wu/Mechanic.

And here are my three Dr. Wu ladies (so far) together: Night Ninja, Amie, and Nursy.

And a collection of my 1:18 Arcees. From Left to Right: Trumpeter Movie KitSuper7 ReActionNewAge MaschinenmenschDr. Wu AmieDX9 Toys Leah, and Iron Factory Pink Assassin.


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