Saturday, November 2, 2013
Toy Legend 1:1 Arc Reactor
I happened to chance upon Toy Legend's 1:1 scale arc reactor when my friend showed me pictures of it.
I thought it looked pretty cool and it would make a great lamp for my study table.
Unfortunately for my friend, his wife did not allow him to buy it...so I was on my own.
The arc reactor comes in a very simple packaging, like a shoe box.
The whole box is cardboard and has some sort of motherboard designs.
Everything is nicely packed and secured.
The arc reactor is made entirely of plastic but painted to make it look like metal.
I wish it could have been die-cast but I guess that would have driven up the price.
It looks pretty decent and I think it is pretty movie accurate but I can't tell for sure.
Overall, it still look slightly like a plastic toy instead of a high end movie replica.
Besides the arch reactor, you get a nice stand and a rechargeable battery and the charger.
The stand looks great but I have the same issues for the stand as I had for the arc reactor. You are able to rotate the stand but I don't think you can pivot the holder. I attempted to move it slightly but it did not budge hence I stopped in case I snap the holder.
What is a arc reactor if it can't light up. It is powered by a rechargeable battery and you can charge it with a usb charger (it comes with it). The battery is not your ordinary off the shop battery so I am not sure if I can get another one if this one fails one day...we shall see.
The battery goes in the back of the arc reactor. A simple turn and the cap comes off. Unfortunately there is no on/off switch so to on and off the light so you just have to tighten and loosen the cap.
The very plus point of this arc reactor is that it looks brilliant when the lights are on. The blue glow looks great and is distributed evenly across the arc reactor. I love the look.
Overall a nice piece to have and I like it as a little lamp for my study table.
In Singapore, the price range is pretty varied but I managed to get it at the lower range (at least I think I had).