Pros: more great toys in an already great line
Cons: a dollar cheaper would have been better
The only reason I bought Onua (Nuhvok's heroic opposite number) was to make a customized figure, so I really had no intention of picking up this set, either. Fortunately, someone showed me the error of my ways before it was too late.
The Nuhvok are the most solitary of the swarms. They do not immediately defend themselves, but when they determine what is happening, they will strike out tenaciously with their formidable hammer shields until help arrives. The best strategy for catching a Nuhvok is to lure it above ground away from its swarm, where it is vulnerable in open spaces.
Nuhvok, the Bohrok of Earth, is part of Lego's Bionicle line. For more basic information on the world of Bionicles, read my essay on this series at http://www.epinions.com/content_2532089988
Nuhvok's black and grey body is built from all the same pieces as his fellow Bohrok: rounded torso, sloped head, four poseable limbs, and two weapons. Each figure in this series has its own unique shields, however; Nuhvok has hammer-like weapons on each hand, ready to pound the Toa and Tohunga into paste. His eyes and his krana are both a sickly shade of green, and his large, contrasting white fangs pierce upwards menacingly.
The afore-mentioned krana is a tiny semi-parasitic creature living the Bohrok's head. Acting as a sort of brain, it makes the beasts more dangerous while giving them a rank and position within the hive. It also gives them their full names: Nuhvok included the Vu mask, which pegged him as a surveyor and thus made him Nuhvok Vu. I got a Ca clearance worker krana from a mask pack, and so now he's Nuhvok Ca and has strong defense shielding.
Nuhvok doesn't have the same squat stance as his heroic counterpart, but his ball-joints mean he can assume a variety of poses. Right now I've got him leaning a bit backwards with one arm raised, in an effort to simulate him digging up from beneath his prey.
When it's time to put Nuhvok away, you don't have to tear the whole set apart; simply roll the arms and legs up and in toward his sides, and Nuhvok is rolled into a ball. He can then hang, bat-like, from the top of his pod, waiting to once again be roused from his slumber.
Nuhvok is inexpensive, well-designed, and fun to play with. What more could you ask?