Saturday, November 08, 2008

Loving me some Chap Mei!

Chap Mei is a Hong Kong company that specializes in 3 3/4 scale action figures. Generally the knockoff lines from Hong Kong don't really appeal to me. but there is something magical about these figures. Chap Mei's figures range from Pulp adventurers to Vikings. Whoever works in the R&D is a kindred soul cause he thinks up the kind of figure lines I would have killed for as a kid.

the bad news is that
1- the various lines are very hard to track down. in a surprising toy twist all the cool stuff hits Europe first- and that's just wrong.

2- the sculpting of the figures is very cool in a Saturday morning cartoon way, but they seriously lack in articulation.

Otherwise they ROCK!