Tea With Louise: Review of Spyro Action Figure by NECA

In this video I review the Spyro action figure by NECA. Squee! This is a dream come true for 13 year old me! To the best of my knowledge, this is the first proper collectable, articulated toy of Spyro (aside from fast food toys) that isn’t a plushy.

Transcript:

Hello hello and welcome to my review of the NECA Spyro action figure!

One thing that I’d like to point out, which most YouTubers have failed to mention is that you may receive your Spyro with his feet on the incorrect joints – as you can see on mine.

So as soon as I took my Spyro out of the package I sought to correct this.

Fixing Spyro’s foot issue:

The Spyro figure by NECA has his feet on the wrong spots!
Spyro’s front and back feet were incorrectly placed on the wrong joints. This is apparently common for this figure.

In order to achieve the foot swap, I sat Spyro in front of a room heater for a minute or so – then I was able to gently twist off his feet. And with a bit of convincing place them back on the correct ball joints.

Review of sculpt and paint detail:

Now then, I really really appreciate the work that went into this figure. I can’t really observe any faults in the sculpt or the paintwork. And I love how the artist used washes I love the bumps on his skin and the grooves in his horns – it’s very nice detailing.

Some of the joints are a bit stiff particularly his wings, however I don’t intend to pose him very much. He is going to be proudly on display either in my room or on my desk at work. I haven’t decided yet.

And I must admit that this is something that I’ve wanted ever since the original Spyro games came out. To the best of my knowledge we never
really received any decent Spyro toys here in Australia.

Cost and miscellaneous comments about the figure:

I do feel the price I paid was a little too much but on this occasion I was won over by nostalgia. Hey at least I’m being honest.

By the way I currently own very few pop-culture toys. I hope to goodness is this the last action figure I get sucked into buying, because this sort of thing goes heavily against my desire to do good for the planet and buying less plastic.

Anyway I also apologise for the dullness of the video – I filmed this with my phone – I really just wanted to get the message out there about how much I liked this. And I hope this helps you in your decision to pick up this figure for your collection if you happen to be interested.

Thank you for watching and take care.


Where should you buy your Spyro?

If you’re in Australia, you can buy your Spyro from Popcultcha. I found their shipping to be quite slow, but the toy was packed very well.

Elsewhere in the world? I believe you can try Entertainment Earth or Amazon.


Over to you!

Thanks for coming along to see my review of the Spyro action figure by Neca! Please feel free to tell me in the comments about your favourite figures!

I'm the author of this blog! Gender non-conforming digital specialist and aikidoka; Lover of pizza and ramen; On a journey of personal growth, and being kind to our planet.
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2 thoughts on “Tea With Louise: Review of Spyro Action Figure by NECA

  1. Oh, my jealously is just palpable right now! I remember being heartbroken that there were no Spyro toys available when the series first began, I may just have to give in to my nostalgia too 😉

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