My original goal in 1999 is now complete. I have in-scale figures of the original 8 fighters from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64. Thank you so much to the toy companies that made this dream a reality: Figuarts Mario and Yoshi Figma Link and Samus Jakks Pacific Fox Takara Tomy Pikachu and Kirby Japan Auto Toy Donkey Kong
Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo 4″ Fox McCloud from Starfox
Fox is finally released in his first ever action figure! Based on his Starfox 64 3D appearance, he looks great! From his headset, to his nameplate, to his boots (or prosthetic legs, depending on who you ask) the details are all there just as they are in the artwork for the game!
4.25 inches exactly in size puts him only ears above Jakks and Figuarts Mario, meaning yes, he is perfectly in scale for your Smash Bros. lineup. That being said, all 8 original Smash Bros are now released in some figure form or another and that’s quite exciting! Fox was the last hold out for a figure since Figma Samus was released!
13 points of articulation are here, and some far more useful than others. His head and waist swivel, Shoulders and elbows are what we’ve come to expect from Jakks, and the knees and ankles are quite useful too. His hip joints are extremely limited for some reason. And that brings us around to that lustrous, golden, fluffy…oh wait…the tail is a huge letdown. It’s basically a nub with some up and down motion via a hinge. I can see many collectors such as myself modding this or sculpting onto it somehow down the road. His tail should be almost the size of a leg!
Hips and Tail are my only gripes here though! Unless you count the useless Arwing accessory that should have been left out with perhaps a blaster, reflector or myriad of other power ups in it’s place. No more than 2 inches long, it looks like a model Fox may have sitting on a shelf in his quarters.
Small gripes aside, this guy was a long time coming. Even more exciting, Falco and Slippy are confirmed to be following, with Peppy surely close behind. Fox should be hitting stores in the coming month, with Falco planned for Fall and Slippy in the winter. Keep your eyes on Jakks Pacific. They are doing amazing things!