TeenTitansGo.CyborgThe DC Comics-based Teen Titans, which aired from 2003 to 2006, was recently revived for television as a new animated series, Teen Titans Go! Not surprisingly, a new line of toys has been released to coincide with the return. JazwaresTeen Titans Go! line includes five-inch-tall action figures, multi-packs featuring two-inch-tall Raven, Beast Boy, Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, and Silkie, and more.

I got to play-test the five-inch Cyborg action figure, which has multiple points of articulation, including forearms and hips that swivel. He also has a detachable, twin-rocket jet pack, and if you stretch out his arms and bend his knees, he takes on a pretty convincing flying pose. Another thing I like about Teen Titans Go! Cyborg is his visual design, which was heavily influenced by Japanese anime. His robot suit is pretty clean and largely composed of solid grays and whites, with a red cyber-eye that pops nicely in contrast.

TeenTitansGo.2infiguresThat anime influence also shows with the Deluxe Six Pack Mini Figures multi-pack, as each character looks more super-deformed than teenager-like. Still, they’re highly appealing as a set, what with their contrasting faces and uniforms, highly expressive visages—compare Raven’s frown to Beast Boy’s seemingly sleepy-eyed indifference—and different bodily proportions. While I have my doubts as to their effectiveness as superheroes, as playthings they’re a go. Both are suitable for ages 4 and up.

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Phil Guie

Phil Guie

Phil Guie is an associate editor at Adventure Publishing Group. He writes and edits articles for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book. Phil also serves as lead editor for The Toy Book Blog and The Toy Report newsletter, and manages social media for The Toy Book. But of course, Phil’s pride and joy are his weekly reviews for The Toy Insider, in which he writes about video games, movies, and other cool things. His hobbies include comics, baking, fidgeting, and traveling to off-the-beaten places and making new friends.