Sunday, 12 June 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Jazwares A-Team - Face

In the 1980s, The A-Team was one of TV's most popular shows, which had an army of fans, books, comics, magazines, toys and video games cashing in on it's success. There have been repeated attempts to bring the A-Team back over the years, but it wouldn't be until 2010, when Joe Carnahan's rebooted movie bought the A-Team back into the spotlight.

Released in spring of 2010, ahead of the movie, we have Jazware's rendition of Lt. Templeton Peck, or Face/Faceman. He was portrayed by Bradley Cooper in the movie. The card itself features the same explosion background as the others. The A-Team Logo and name plate are cardboard inserts. The figure itself is in a circular bubble with the accessories next to him. 

The back of the card uses the same explosion style background. It recycles the A-Team logo and a targeting reticule in the upper left. The main body of the card features the opening narration to the A-Team, modified for the 2010 movie. The bottom of the card has all the copyright, trademarking and licensing information on it.

Taking Face off of the card, we can see that half of the tray is taken up by the cardboard A logo, while the figure itself and his 2 accessories take up the other half. His accessories are an M4 Carbine and a Glock 19 pistol. 

Face stands about 4 inches tall. He's articulated in the neck, shoulder, bicep, wrist, hips and knees. His outfit is based on his appearance in the scenes in Germany, wearing a grey suit, white shirt that;s open and black shoes. The hands are painted to give the appearance of black leather gloves. The sculpting on the outfit is great and the suit features some wrinkles in the fabric. The facial sculpt is a little off. There's a hint of Bradley Cooper hidden under there, but the orange paint as facial hair really throws the sculpt off.

With the movie doing poorly at the box office and home movie sales being just as poor, which dashed any hope of a sequel, the line was cancelled after the first wave of figures. A second wave was planned, but never made it to fruition. The figures quickly vanished from store shelves and are now considered rare. Carded examples can go for around £30-45