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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even Though He Was Only on Screen for About 5 Seconds, Everyone Remembers This Guy!, January 7, 2012
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James N Simpson (Gold Coast, QLD Australia) - See all my reviews
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: NECA Gremlins Series 1 Action Figure Flasher (Toy)
NECA released a few Gremlins in 2011 but none was more sought after than Flasher. Flasher comes with a trench coat which is moulded to be riding up, this is a disappointment as the figure is always flashing and cannot pose with the trench coat closed in pre flash anticipation pose. It would be possible to remove the coat completely, Gremlin is intact underneath, but since it's moulded a bit of challenge to put it back on if it can happen at all. Flasher also comes with two accessories, sunglasses and a cigarette. The cigarette is extremely small and likely to be lost quickly due to the fact it pretty easily falls out, unless you shove it almost horizontally in Flasher's mouth. It of course could easily be swallowed by a small child too if safety concerns are a factor to you. The cigarette is unlit which is another disappointment, it would have been cool to have a bit of smoke coming out of it so when he looks up in kind of a stoned manner while flashing like in the movie just before he was kicked rugby try conversion style, it would better resemble that scene. I would have preferred the cigarette to have been permanently attached within the mouth, seeing as the mouth doesn't open and close or anything, this would ensure the high probability of it getting lost doesn't happen. If you're buying this online loose I'd definitely be checking the cigarette is there.

The sunglass arms don't fold or anything but they do sit on Flasher's head, although obviously not over his ears. The poses Flasher can do are rather limited due to the inflexible trench coat, he can stand up on his own if you take the time to carefully manipulate his legs, but not in the promotion image looking up leaning back pose. That shot has also been photoshopped a bit as the underarms aren't smooth with the figure, you can clearly see the joints (see my customer images) where they attach to the body, although you can rotate the arms to minimise how much of them you see. As you can see the joints with one the legs such as the knees. Flasher is definitely more detailed than all previous year NECA both Gremlin movies characters such as Spike and Poker Player from the first film, with the exception of the main gremlin from the sequel Brain and Mohawk from the second film as well, who I think are slightly better done than Flasher where the head and limbs join the body. Flasher kind of looks like he's wearing a turtle type shell. But when it comes down to it if you like the detail of Flasher, you should check those two previous year released figures out too. The fingers, especially the long fingernails, detail wise are done well with Flasher and the paint job is really good with veins, scales and the like being able to be seen.

Still even with Flasher's limitations, he's still extremely cool and a must add to your collection or even just to display somewhere as a single talking piece. If you're a keeper in the packaging type collector Flasher can be seen quite clearly while still in the packaging, although he is not in the iconic flashing pose. If he had been and had the accessories on/in his head I might have considered keeping him inside the packaging due to how loose, the cigarette especially is. However with that not being the case, you're pretty much missing out by not setting him free. The back of the blister pack (see my customer images) shows all the other Mogwai and Gremlin character same size 2011 releases (there were also three smaller Gizmos released by NECA in 2011 that were pull back powered such as Gizmo in a Corvette but they are not on there. What are though is the characters set to be released in 2012 who are Lenny, Lightning and Phantom (in Gremlin not Mogwai form). If they are releasing more gremlin characters from the sequel film, I'd love NECA to make the bat gremlin who became a gargoyle, Mohawk with his spider body, the gremlin with fruit and veg growing out of his head and body (maybe with the salad dressing IV drip as his accessories) and the girl gremlin. I'd also love to see some of the melting gremlins or even better the ones who have gotten wet with new gremlins emerging from their backs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tipper Gore would not approve of this., July 22, 2012
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: NECA Gremlins Series 1 Action Figure Flasher (Toy)
Up until now, Mohawk held the title for top Gremlin figure in my book. Everything about that figure was great- the sculpt was perfect, paint was excellent, articulation was well-hidden, and when it was released, the price was very reasonable. The newer Gremlins figures have gotten a sudden price hike (despite coming with less accessories than the previous waves), but we're getting many characters that never had any toys of them made before. The Flasher Gremlin is easily one of the most memorable Gremlins in the movies, and when I saw that a figure of him was being made, he shot to the top of my toy wish list. Unfortunately, he either wasn't being sold at the usual big name toy store due to what he's all about, or he's just so popular that he constantly sold out. I had to give in and buy the set of three which included Daffy and George, but man was he worth it!

Flasher stands at the same height as all the other Gremlins in the line. He has a more standard 'Gremlin look' with regular eyes and ears, but also sports some spikes around the eye and jaw areas. His jacket is made of soft, rubbery plastic and is easy to open up once you get him out of the box. Everything looks great, from the spots on his ears to the muscle definition in his stomach. That's one thing I didn't notice about this wave until I had all three of them standing together- some Gremlins have different body types, so this wasn't just a re-use. The Flasher has your standard new Gremlin body articulation, but you won't be able to do much with it due to the coat. Arms aside, his head, wrists, upper legs, knees and feet can all be moved. The arms are articulated, but again, the coat limits what you can do. At the same time...would you REALLY want this figure to do much else aside from flash people?

As for his accessories, all he comes with are a cigarette and sunglasses. The cigarette fits perfectly in either side of his mouth, and the sunglasses can be placed over his eyes as long as you're careful. There are not slits or anything for these, so you have to put them between the spikes on his eyebrows -just right- so they don't break. The sunglasses are very fragile and I can see them breaking even when using caution. Be careful with the cigarette too since it's so small and could easily get lost.

With all the good things I have to say about the Flasher Gremlin, there's just one negative thing- the price. He tends to go for double what George and Daffy are. I recommend buying the set of three to avoid overspending by buying them individually. Flasher Gremlin is a definite standout and is currently the center of my Gremlins display. Him and the first Revoltech Woody seem to be good friends at the moment...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Came sooner then expected, January 6, 2014
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As for his accessories, all he comes with are a cigarette and sunglasses. The cigarette fits perfectly in either side of his mouth, and the sunglasses can be placed over his eyes as long as you're careful. There are not slits or anything for these, so you have to put them between the spikes on his eyebrows -just right- so they don't break. The sunglasses are very fragile and I can see them breaking even when using caution. Be careful with the cigarette too since it's so small and could easily get lost.

With all the good things I have to say about the Flasher Gremlin, there's just one negative thing- the price. He tends to go for double what George and Daffy are. I recommend buying the set of three to avoid overspending by buying them individually. Flasher Gremlin is a definite standout and is currently the center of my Gremlins display. Him and the first Revoltech Woody seem to be good friends at the moment...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughts:, May 2, 2013
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This review is from: NECA Gremlins Series 1 Action Figure Flasher (Toy)
Extremely detailed, high quality product. The jacket is very pliable and the small detail items are perfect and realistic!! Bam!
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's funny, March 3, 2013
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I love this little guy, he sets in my theater room amoungst my other movie characters. He always pulls a laugh from guest. He's a bit big to fit with the other characters but too cute to pass up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great figure, October 10, 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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Hey guys wazzup well what can I say another great figure now let me just start off with the jacket I hoped it would be a real jacket but it is made of some kind of rubber but otherwise he comes with real looking cigerete and some sunglasses the paint application is just spot on the articilation however well I cant tell because the jacket essencialy just poses the arms but otherwise great figure
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love my flasher gremlin!, November 25, 2011
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J. Paredes (Newport Beach, CA) - See all my reviews
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= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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My favorite toy of 2011! I haven't taken it out of the package yet but I love admiring the detail. Neca has stepped up their quality over the past few years so much so that the Flasher Gremlin is rivaling my McFarlane figures in quality. An unusual and unexpected addition to my action figures!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Addition to a Gremlins Collection, December 20, 2012
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I bought this for my husband for his birthday this year - he was thrilled because he is collecting them. The only complaint is that his head and foot seem to come off constantly - I don't know if this was due to damage during shipment or some other reason. But all in all, a great collection addition!
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good, November 28, 2012
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todo segun lo estipulado everything was right with it so very happy to get my gremlins neca flasher so eso
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