555-PINK – For Spanish, press 10. To hang up, press 1. For English, press 11.
Phone Braver was a series about sentient phones and police and stuff. The main baddie was a renegade phone by name of 01 who went nuts after his partners all bought it, and the main phone hero dude is 07, the newest model.
This particularly pink lady is 04, aka Fourth. I saw this candy toy for like, 4.00, 4.50 USD, so I figured, might as well give it a try.
First off, this is a mini-model kit, so you’re gonna have to build Fourth yourself. It’s not overly difficult, and it lets you see how perfectly they’ve sculpted these things. The fit is simply superb. The joints are all nice and tight. But also, it lets you see the fan-friggin-tastic engineering that goes into this lil’ girl.
She’s a pretty adequate looking cellphone, with plenty of molded details. Stickers are minimal, but used for maximum effect. And the robot mode surprisingly doesn’t look that bad. There’s lots of holes and pegs on the side and bottom of this figure, generally out of the way, but overall, it doesn’t detract from the look too much. Also, the swappable face is pretty dang neat.
Articulation… well, having built her myself, I can tell you she’s fully articulated. With swivel hinged hips and shoulders for full range of movement, swivel thighs and biceps and double hinged knees and elbows. There’s no waist per se, but she can bend forwards and backwards, since she IS a flip out type phone. She’s even got hinged toes.
Accessories-wise, Fourth comes with a piece of candy, since she IS a candy toy. I was hesitant to chomp down on the candy, but it’s not bad, and it’s actually more of a chewing gum anyway. While Fourth doesn’t come with any other accessories per se, I did buy another Phone Braver called Demolition. Once I construct that guy, he’ll not only be some weird crab phone, but he can be taken apart and used as a weapon pack for Fourth. Hence why there’s so many posts and ports on her.
A fantastic little toy. For a price that can’t be beat, you get a model kit that’s pretty extensive but not especially difficult. And a really solidly engineered transformable toy phone. And a piece of chewing gum. I’d totally recommend ebaying or maybe HLJing a pack or carton of these guys. They’re more than worth the price if you can get them dirt cheap.
Pros: Cheap. Posable. Transforming phone. Pink.
Cons: Nothing significant.
Meh: Model Kit. Love ’em or hate ’em.
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