Back-to-back days we’re looking at figures from Unimax’s Gamestars series, this time we’ll be checking out a figure from the Crysis line. Today’s spotlight is on C.E.L.L.
For the most part, in the toy world, the standard trooper isn’t given much to protect himself with. From the poor Blue shirts of Cobra who’s main line of defense from gun (laser) fire is a long sleeve shirt, to the storm trooper who at least has some basic armor plating. Well, I can tell you that’s not the case for C.E.L.L. here. This guy is loaded for bear, and he’s packed with layers of armor and padding. This guy can put a hurting on nearly any other trooper out there. Starting off with a very cool helmet that covers the complete head, that looks a little like a pilot’s helmet. The silver visor pops from a black and gray helmet and facemask. The facemask has a rebreather of some sort to deal with hostile or toxic environments (this could be relavent to the game, I’m not sure, I’ve never played it). The helmet as details all around it, as well as it looks like it’s got a spot for night vision goggles. I love the vest of this guy. It’s thick, so you know it has some kind of protection to it, it’s got pouches and various bits and pieces that give it great depth. What I assume is a radio antennae is a seperate piece but glued on pops up off of the shoulder strap. The backpack for the character is glued on to the vest as well. It’s got some detailing on it, but it doesn’t seem as alive as the vest. What I think is probably the coolest add-on to the figure is that he’s got a shoulder mounted camera that is wired to his backpack. It could be a laser or something, I don’t know, again, haven’t played the game, but I’m going to go with a camera. The cord comes from the top of the backpack and runs into the back of the camera. The camera is glued on to the vest as well, so it’s locked in the position that it’s in, facing front. The arms have both shoulder and bicep armor, the elbows have pads, and forearms have padding similiar to what the Cobra Viper has. The suit underneath all of his armor is a blue-ish gray padded outfit with dark gray and brown streaked camoflauge. CELL has a sculpted on belt with grenades, and a pouch in the back, with some square detailing on the belt itself. The thighs have armor pieces, the right armor has a nonfunctional holster and gun, and the left has a pouch. CELL has knee-high armored boots finishes off the figure.
Articulation is pretty good on the figure. The head and the mid-torso both have swivel jointsthat have full motion. The torso joint can also bend forward. The shoulders have ball joints with swivels on the upper bicep. The shoulders have a hinge joint that have 90 degree motion on it. The wrists have swivels to finish up the arms. The hips have ball joints, but the thigh armor does prevent the leg from going to far out to the side. The knees and ankles have hinge joints to finish up the articulation. The arms and legs both have great range of motion and solid posability.
CELL comes with a small arsenal of weaponry. The biggest, and most fun, is the mounted machine gun. It can swivel on the mount, and is nicely detailed. The belted ammo is painted, but otherwise the gun is molded in dark gray. The assault rifle is a bit thin and undersized, but detailed just the same. It has a belt-fed ammo system, where once again, the ammo belt is painted. CELL also comes with a C-4 bomb type thing, and a detonator for said bomb (I think?). He also comes with a handgun that has some detailing.
This is a pretty fun figure. There are icons on his shoulders, but otherwise he’s unlabelled, so you can use him for about any faction. The head is a touch small considering it’s a helmet, but that’s really about the only strike that I have against it. He was a bit of a challenge to find, but if you can find him, get him. You won’t be disappointed!