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  • Gasguzzler
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    I was wondering how these would look in my tf2 hilux...I guess I'll just get the "scale driver figure", I like the comedy however!

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  • KWCrush
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    Originally posted by pardonmyn00b View Post
    I was given the opportunity to test and review RC4WD's newly released action figure. There are four figures to choose from in total. I chose a gentleman by the name of Rick. The other fellows are named Larry, Walter and Ernest. No, that's not right. It's Mike, Keith and Cutter.

    Hello box.

    For ages 14+, not suitable for children under 36 months, or 168 months if you follow the 14+ philosophy. In conclusion, don't feed Rick to your baby.

    I took Rick out of the box so he could breathe.


    Look at the little sweatshirt and hat. Adorable!



    Sorry fella.


    He works out.


    Rick is very flexible.







    Rick measures in at 5.75". First impression, he's a little short for most scale vehicles.

    Let's break that down into some of the most popular scales:
    1:8 = 3' 10"
    1:9 = 4' 3 3/4"
    1:10 = 4' 9 1/2"
    1:11 = 5' 3 1/4"
    1:12 = 5' 9"
    1:13 = 6' 2 3/4"

    1:10 is the general scale we go by in this category of RC. 1:10 is more of a name than a scale and most scales given by manufacturer are wrong. For instance, a 1:10 Yeti is not 1:10, a 1:10 Hilux is 1:9, 1:8 New Bright JK is 1:9, a 1:10 Tundra is 1:12 and so on and so forth. And before you say anything, I scratch build bodies, I know how to use a ruler and a calculator.

    Anyway, back to Rick and my friend Uncle Albert. He is 8" tall. That makes him 6' tall in 1:9 scale, my scale of choice. Nearly every body I build is in that scale to match the Hilux/Mojave body.



    Rick is going to need a step ladder and some scale phone books to sit on.



    Not too bad inside the truck though. In most door on applications, he should do the trick.


    Let's try an interior with Wraith seats. This has the same basic dimensions as a Wraith between steering wheel and seat.


    Those are 1.9 Pitbulls for reference


    1:10 Nikko FJ Cruiser. One of the few bodies that are called 1:10 and are actually 1:10. He's looking a little short for the job. I have a lifted 1:1 FJ Cruiser and I can see into the windows. I can also reach the door handles. Rick cannot. Poor fella.


    Bruiser interior. Advantage to Rick here is that you can pop off his limbs with ease to make him fit. Don't worry, he likes it.


    Defender 90 body. Closer to 1:8 scale. Doesn't look too bad given the drastic gap in scale between driver and vehicle.


    Kinda stiff arming it though. And not quite sure what he's staring at.


    This little truck is 1:9 scale and the man behind the wheel is scale appropriate for 6' tall. Rick looks like a child which isn't necessarily a bad thing! You can get scale points for kiddos too.


    If you're still trying to grasp how scale measurements work, try this. It takes 13 Rick action figures to equal 1 pardonmyn00b. For reference, pardonmyn00b is 6' 1" in 1:1 scale.

    That makes Rick 1:13 scale for me. But the average human man is 5' 9" so let's call Rick a perfect 1:12 scale. Rick is 1:12 scale.

    Pros:
    Fully articulated
    Real clothing
    Limbs detach

    Cons:
    Size (small)


    In conclusion, the RC4WD action figure is a good start but I don't feel it will be enough to fill the needs of the discerning scale builder. It will, however, be a great choice for the average scale RC enthusiast looking to fill their truck's seat. These figures do look more realistic than wrestlers, comic book heroes and any other toy you stole from your child's toy box. I understand it's hard to make a one size fits all figure for the varying scales of our trucks. Perhaps with the success of this initial batch of figures maybe RC4WD will offer a larger, 8" figure in the future.
    Nice work!
    Looks like these figures would be perfect for the 1/14th Scale Semi's...
    Now I need to find them[emoji106]

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  • pardonmyn00b
    started a topic Dolls for Trucks - RC4WD Action Figure Review

    Dolls for Trucks - RC4WD Action Figure Review

    I was given the opportunity to test and review RC4WD's newly released action figure. There are four figures to choose from in total. I chose a gentleman by the name of Rick. The other fellows are named Larry, Walter and Ernest. No, that's not right. It's Mike, Keith and Cutter.

    Hello box.

    For ages 14+, not suitable for children under 36 months, or 168 months if you follow the 14+ philosophy. In conclusion, don't feed Rick to your baby.

    I took Rick out of the box so he could breathe.


    Look at the little sweatshirt and hat. Adorable!



    Sorry fella.


    He works out.


    Rick is very flexible.







    Rick measures in at 5.75". First impression, he's a little short for most scale vehicles.

    Let's break that down into some of the most popular scales:
    1:8 = 3' 10"
    1:9 = 4' 3 3/4"
    1:10 = 4' 9 1/2"
    1:11 = 5' 3 1/4"
    1:12 = 5' 9"
    1:13 = 6' 2 3/4"

    1:10 is the general scale we go by in this category of RC. 1:10 is more of a name than a scale and most scales given by manufacturer are wrong. For instance, a 1:10 Yeti is not 1:10, a 1:10 Hilux is 1:9, 1:8 New Bright JK is 1:9, a 1:10 Tundra is 1:12 and so on and so forth. And before you say anything, I scratch build bodies, I know how to use a ruler and a calculator.

    Anyway, back to Rick and my friend Uncle Albert. He is 8" tall. That makes him 6' tall in 1:9 scale, my scale of choice. Nearly every body I build is in that scale to match the Hilux/Mojave body.



    Rick is going to need a step ladder and some scale phone books to sit on.



    Not too bad inside the truck though. In most door on applications, he should do the trick.


    Let's try an interior with Wraith seats. This has the same basic dimensions as a Wraith between steering wheel and seat.


    Those are 1.9 Pitbulls for reference


    1:10 Nikko FJ Cruiser. One of the few bodies that are called 1:10 and are actually 1:10. He's looking a little short for the job. I have a lifted 1:1 FJ Cruiser and I can see into the windows. I can also reach the door handles. Rick cannot. Poor fella.


    Bruiser interior. Advantage to Rick here is that you can pop off his limbs with ease to make him fit. Don't worry, he likes it.


    Defender 90 body. Closer to 1:8 scale. Doesn't look too bad given the drastic gap in scale between driver and vehicle.


    Kinda stiff arming it though. And not quite sure what he's staring at.


    This little truck is 1:9 scale and the man behind the wheel is scale appropriate for 6' tall. Rick looks like a child which isn't necessarily a bad thing! You can get scale points for kiddos too.


    If you're still trying to grasp how scale measurements work, try this. It takes 13 Rick action figures to equal 1 pardonmyn00b. For reference, pardonmyn00b is 6' 1" in 1:1 scale.

    That makes Rick 1:13 scale for me. But the average human man is 5' 9" so let's call Rick a perfect 1:12 scale. Rick is 1:12 scale.

    Pros:
    Fully articulated
    Real clothing
    Limbs detach

    Cons:
    Size (small)


    In conclusion, the RC4WD action figure is a good start but I don't feel it will be enough to fill the needs of the discerning scale builder. It will, however, be a great choice for the average scale RC enthusiast looking to fill their truck's seat. These figures do look more realistic than wrestlers, comic book heroes and any other toy you stole from your child's toy box. I understand it's hard to make a one size fits all figure for the varying scales of our trucks. Perhaps with the success of this initial batch of figures maybe RC4WD will offer a larger, 8" figure in the future.
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