Talking Bender from Toynami

2012-08-26T16:32:53.83-07:00

When I ordered Wooden Bender I saw that Talking Bender was currently on sale, and so.. being the bargain hunter that I am, I jumped at the chance and ordered him too. Now… several weeks later I am finally getting around to talking about him.

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Talking Bender has been around for awhile, I just never got around to ordering him until recently. Luckily, or a testament to the relatively dead American figure market, this figure is not sold out anywhere even years after release.

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Here we are all unpacked and ready for sass. Talking bender comes with removable eyes and a chest door.

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The first thing I noticed about this figure was that It was rather difficult to stand. Hands to far forwards or backwards and he tumbles. The only pose I could keep him stable in was celebratory, and so he shall be. You can almost here the "Whoooo!"

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From the back you can see the battery casing, speaker box, and activation button.

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In case you forgot who created Futurama and who created the figure…

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Some unfortunate plastic burs on the legs.

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Open door. No head of Lucy Liu… which would have been the correct thing to do.

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Just enough space for some money or something… I don't know. If you put anything in he might fall over.

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Hanging out with some other denizens of the Futurama Universe.

Ok so what do I think about Talking Bender? He is a pretty fun novelty toy even though his collectors quality isn't very high. He is pretty par for the course for U.S. design Chinese made toy. An essential piece for a toy collector? No. An awesome piece of Futurama merch? Yes. If you are a fan of Bender and Futurama like me then he is a great figure to add to your shelf. If not you should probably pass.



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