Here I am finishing out my reviews of the Series 5 Mixels with the Klinkers. These steampunk goofballs really caught my eye when I first saw them a couple of months ago. It doesn’t take much to see their potential as parts packs for a number of fun pearl metallic elements and other accoutrements.
Lets start with Gox. Spindly claw legs and a goofy faux-mustache get the steampunk tropes started.
The elements inside are a pile of gray scales with reddish-brown and pearl gold accents.
Gox looks pretty good assembled. His arms feel a bit awkward, but that isn’t unusual for a Mixel. One of the cooler features is the eye that rotates about by twisting the gear on his back. This wave continues to have small play features that expand on the Mixel formula nicely.
Here comes Jinky, one of the lanky/stompy types. I love the gaping mouth and the silly long arms.
Definitely more of the same, a steady diet of boilerplate steampunk colors. It’s worth noting that these are the first sets to include pearl silver cheeses. I’m looking forward to getting more of those.
I can’t get over the length of those arms, practically dragging on the table. Nothing too surprising in this build, but the finished model has tons of character.
Last up is Kamzo with his big claw. My son really loved this one, but he has a weakness for models with one big hand like this.
Yeah, more gears and pearl silver slopes!
The finished model is a bit chunky (and downright unfinished and boxy from behind). I like the tiny little claw compared the big clamper on the other side. My favorite feature on this model is the eyes. The 2×2 round tiles with eye printing are mounted on 2×2 jumpers so that they can be twisted around to change is expression. It’s a simple trick, but really adds role-playing potential.
They make a cohesive trio of little steamers, I have to say. The Klinkers are my favorite tribe from this wave. The models are all fun and playable and packed with character.
The Klinkers Max really does them justice. Just like the other Maxes in this series, the big guy has a play feature, twisting a knob on his back causes his arms to rotate in opposite direction. The gearing is nicely handles and has a solid feel. It was simple enough that my 7-year-old was able to assemble it unsupervised. Definitely the icing on the cake.
Now that I’ve rounded out the series, all three Maxes can pose together. A lot of good times here!
Keep building and enjoy!