Mugenbine Anubis

Like DEATH itself, Anubis stalks. From the very shadows, he speaks, and when you hear his dreadful voice, you shall tremble, for your end is nigh. Hear the word of Anubis, and know your time on this world is no more. Hear this… “Arf!”

From the Mugenbine candy toy set, Mugen Pharaoh. This is Mugen Anubis. I got this guy to test out what’s all the fuss with Mugenbine is.

So here’s my review, the moment I got him out of the box, and then fiddled with him, I thought he was… okay. Then I started playing around with his configurations. And I’ve been plating with this guy pretty much for the last 10 hours (18 actually, but that extra 8 was spent sleeping).

So, sculpt-wise, the first thing I thought was that he looked like a Megazord from Power Rangers. Specifically, the ones from Geki Ranger/Power Rangers: Jungle Fury. The head without the Anubis helmet gives it a real 90s Braves style look though, due to the face. Otherwise, a little plain before the stickers, but I like that. He’s a fun little robot.

Articulation is also pretty impressive. There’s no elbows, and also no waist. But Anubis has universal type hips and shoulders, and even his knees bend.

All in all, an acceptable robot… until you start fanmoding him. Then whooooooah Nelly! I’ve become addicted. I’m just waiting for a chance to go out later so I can grab the remainder of the set. And I’m planning to order a couple sets online (waiting for the next release to be available, then gonna order that and another in one go).

Oh god, Anubis rocks soooooo hard. I definitely need a second Anubis in addition to the rest of the Pharaoh set. Since as you’ll see from the pics, even just Anubis makes a pretty impressive and articulated arm and leg. To say nothing of when I combine the entire set for the main Pharoah-bot.


For the love of Ra, gimmeh your Mugenbine for free. Gimmehgimmehgimmeh! NOW!

Overall
I haven’t had my socks rocked this hard in quite some time. If even just one component is this awesome, I’m totally stoked to get the full set.

Pros: Looks good and decently articulated. Immense modularity. IMMENSE.
Cons: Purposefully generic. A little kiddy and not much details. Stickers… blergh.

4.0 out of 4.0







———————————–
0.0 – 0.0 = I’d pay to get rid of it
0.1 – 0.5 = I’d give it away
0.6 – 1.0 = I wouldn’t take it for free
1.1 – 1.5 = Very Bad
1.6 – 2.0 = Bad
2.1 – 2.5 = Average
2.6 – 3.0 = Good
3.1 – 3.5 = Very Good
3.6 – 4.0 = Excellent

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5 Responses to Mugenbine Anubis

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  2. Wes says:

    Dude! You made FRIENDER!

    This thing does look pretty cool — thanks for the review. :D

    • updatedude says:

      Friender?

      But anyway, I’ve since discovered, tis good to get the Pharaoh set. The smaller animals of the Ashura set… not so much. Lotsa detailed parts that work nice as additional connectors, but too many and too small. Get one batch and that’s all you need.

      • Wes says:

        See, given your official import enthusiast status, I always assume you know what I’m talking about when I refer to stuff. :) Friender is a blue robotic dog — he’s basically Rush to Casshern’s Mega Man. The dog you made here reminded me of him.

        So the Pharaoh set doesn’t come with the Friender pieces?

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