Until I opened this box, I had never heard of Big Hero 6. But there it was, a giant box from Bandai. So after a quick Google search, I come to find it’s the new Disney film. And it looks really fantastic. But I digress. Like I said, the first item is the Baymax mask and rocket-firing fist.
The set is quite large. As you can see below, it’s a mask meant to fit a human and the arm piece fits over a human arm.
Once I cracked this bad boy open, I was like a kid on Christmas. The rocket-firing fist fit right over my hand (as you can see) and when you pull the trigger it launches a good 10-12 feet and with some good kick for a kids toy. YES!!! For the next 20 minutes, I spent using it to play with my dog. I would launch it at her and she’d grab it and bring it back. Even hours later, she kept trying to jump on the table to continue playing with the fist. 7 year old me would have had a field day with this. What a cool toy. I can’t wait till my daughter is old enough to play with this.
The mask is something I can’t fully evaluate. As you can see in the picture, it’s made for a child’s face. As a grown man, it didn’t fit over my giant dome. But you can tell that it was designed really well. The visor is plenty large enough to provide the child visibility. Blocking his/her line of site can lead to accidents. Also, the mask has padding on there so it doesn’t rub too much on the face. A lot of toy masks don’t have that seemingly obvious feature. Kudos for that.
The second item is the Deluxe Flying Baymax figure. He’s pretty impressive in size: 11 inches tall and an 18 inch wingspan.
Baymax boasts pretty good articulation for a large figure. He has fully motion in his arms, his wings move, his head can move out so that he can see when he goes into flight mode. The downside is his legs. His hips just have cuts and make him a bit hard to pose.
Where the fun in this figure comes the pretty cool amounts of bells and whistles it has. Much like the wearable fist from the first toy, this Baymax has a firing fist. In my book, firing weapons are great. He also has a lot of different sounds. He can go from standing mode to flight mode.
As you can see, when Baymax is in flight mode, his pal Hiro has a cool mounting feature on his back. Hiro attaches via magnets so he easily attaches and can be removed easily, but doesn’t fall out of position. While flying he has a ton of sounds and his wings fold out. He even has glowing eyes. I tried to capture that in the bottom picture, but I didn’t do a great job, but the visor on Baymax lights up.
Overall, this is a fantastic figure. It has enough articulation to have great playability. It’s sturdy enough to play rough and tumble with. It has enough bells and whistles to keep a kid’s attention. And rocket-firing fist!!! As soon as I finished photographing the figure, he went right on the shelf with some of my cool large figures: Inhumanoids, Shogun Warriors, etc. Great figure.