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REVIEW: Big Puff Maki

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Enjin Factory recently introduced the first character in their Instant Sapien line – Big Puff Maki.  The character was produced in 3 different versions – Disco Fu (black), Makizinger Zeta (silver) and Motto-Rebel (yellow).  Disco Fu Big Puff Maki has a matte finish while the other two have more of a glossy feel.

Sean D’Anconia is the designer behind Enjin Factory and Big Puff Maki.  His background is in the pop culture, clothing design realm.  Maki is part Bruce Lee, part James Bond, and part Shaft.  He’s a kung-fu fighting, afro wearing secret agent.

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The 8” tall rotocast vinyl figure has two points of articulation
(arms).  You won’t have any problems with Big Puff Maki tipping over,
since he stands on a solid base.  The paint application is above
average – with some spottiness around the area the jacket collar and
face connect.  And do not worry, the design on the back of the
Motto-Rebel Maki’s jacket is supposed to look that way.  It is very
similar to the Enjin Factory clothing line – which includes several
shirts featuring Big Puff Maki.

All of the figures are packaged with a poster and a signed postcard.
The window box contains art featuring several characters from the
Instant Sapien line. 

When it comes to the 3 variants, I give a thumbs-up to the Disco-Fu
Maki.  When it comes to most figures, I feel that the matte finish is superior to the glossy.  I’m
just not a big fan of the shiny look.  However, I like the color scheme
of Motto-Rebel Maki.  And Makizinger Zeta just doesn’t seem to fit in
with the other two…being a robot and all.

Big Puff Maki Grades:
Quality: 8/10
Paint: 8/10
Durability: 10/10
Hype: 6/10
Fun Factor: 8/10

Overall: 8.7/10

All 3 Big Puff Maki figures are available at the following sponsors:

Free Bento - $38.00 each
Panik's Toy Box - $39.99 each

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