Max Toy Company released two new Kikaida figures over the summer – a classic blue/red colorway and a transparent "mechanical" edition. Today we’re happy to bring you our review of the Kikaida figures which also happens to be our very first shot at doing a video review. The video is fairly long (~ 9 minutes) and available in Quicktime in both 320 x 240 and 640 x 480 sizes. If you have a fast ‘net connection (1.5 – 2 mbps) go for the regular streaming links. If not, you’re probably better off using the d/l links (right-click to save).
Kikaida Video Review
Why video? That’s the same thought I had when Cameron first mentioned it to us at SDCC. After thinking about it and experimenting, the answer is that video lets us highlight the interactive aspects from basics such as the articulation (smooth or difficult) to neat features of particular toys. In addition, it allows us to provide a tighter link between the review and the visuals. Expect to see more video reviews in the near future and hopefully they’ll be a little more "fun" and less lecture-like 😉 Also on the audio – apologies for the slightly wonky levels. Note to self: Lawn mowers make awful background tracks!
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