The first of New Age Toys’ Core Scenery sets has arrived!
The box, as appropriate for at item that will be part of the background of a display, is very plain – mostly flat orange with minimal text.
Inside the box are the “Repairing Platform” and the “Teletraan Base” packaged in a Styrofoam insert as well as a spare set of display decals. The insert is problematic and breaks down easily. I strongly suggest that you open this in a room that you are about to vacuum because there will be Styrofoam beads everywhere whey you’re done!
As many have noted, it does look like the base was designed to have several features; including a telescoping base and a hinged “pillow” section. I suspect these features had to be dropped when it was decided to make it a single cast piece.
The platform is just way too large to really fit with the Legendary Heroes figures and is nearly deluxe scale.
Bad news for customizers, since these are solid blocks it’s not really feasible to add any lights or screen effects.
The computer console is a much better fit for the Legendary Heroes.
Unfortunately the decals are not good. The graphics, taken without permission from Mandingo Rex‘s Teletraan-I Display Panels, are muddily reproduced and do not adhere well. As you can see from the photo above, mine arrived with one already fallen off. I suspect that New Age realized how poor the decals were after it was too late, which explains why they provide a spare set. I hope that Toy Hax or someone similar will put together a better set of screens.
For me, this was a bit of a miss. Although I like the console, it needs more to really bring it to life – either painted screens or better and original decals. The Repairing Platform is comically oversized for their Legendary Heroes figures.
Get yours where I get mine: Show.Z Store: Teletraan I Computer Control Center & Operation Table.