The first of New Age Toys’ Core Scenery sets has arrived!

The Box

Core Scenery A box

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.

Core Scenery A box contents

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!

Core Scenery A Repairing Platform beads
Even after cleaning everything off, I’m still finding Styrofoam beads!

Repairing Platform

Core Scenery A Repairing Platform
Core Scenery A Repairing Platform end view
Core Scenery A Repairing Platform bottom

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.

Core Scenery A Repairing Platform pillow detail
Core Scenery A Repairing Platform base

The platform is just way too large to really fit with the Legendary Heroes figures and is nearly deluxe scale.

Core Scenery A Repairing Platform with Agamenmnon
Core Scenery A Repairing Platform with Prime
Core Scenery A Repairing Platform Miller can't reach
Can’t quite reach…
Core Scenery A Repairing Platform Millers making it work
Making it work: aka – why we need translucent versions

Teletraan Base

Bad news for customizers, since these are solid blocks it’s not really feasible to add any lights or screen effects.

Core Scenery A Teletraan Base
Core Scenery A Teletraan Base side view
Core Scenery A Teletraan Base back view

The computer console is a much better fit for the Legendary Heroes.

Core Scenery A Teletraan Base with figures

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.

Core Scenery A Teletraan Base loose decals

The Conclusion

Core Scenery Set A display

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.

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