This is a continuation of the “Bootleg” style resin figures being offered at the DKE booth during 2014 Comic Con.
This figure sort of confuses me. I can’t really tell if I like it or not – Which isn’t necessarily a good thing or a bad thing. For one, it is ANOTHER Star Wars “Inspired” bootleg, which at this point in the game you know really turns me off. BUTT, (see what I did there?) it IS a really well done figure with original sculpting and a very good paint job. The head is sculpted nicely, the pieces of the figure that are sourced really work well together, and the whole figure just works as one “unique” piece (I put quotes around Unique because, after all, it is obviously still Walrus Man *Side note* If you call him Pondo Baba your vintage toy card gets revoked)
The figure is well done, the paint job is great with the dry brushing and washes, and I am a sucker for the “Space helmet” look. Also, I THINK there is magnetic articulation? Not sure on that though.
Ok, I have decided. I like this figure.
The cardback has really funny original artwork of a space bus full of kids mooning poor buttface. At $65, I think this is the “deal” to be had at DKE’s booth.
Bombermat BOBA FATT and JANGO FATT
Again – Just stop with Boba Fett. Jango Fett too. ANY FETT. Unless you are Sucklord, you shouldn’t use these figures. It’s tired. It’s lazy. And unless it is a SPECTACULAR new way to portray LITERALLY EVERYONE’s favorite bounty hunter – leave it alone.
I get the shtick here. “Look, his name was FETT, and that sounds like FAT, so we made him FATT,” But I have to say, that’s not really an original enough concept to justify this in my book. And why is Boba Fett INSIDE of Jango?? He was cloned, not Birthed. And by the looks of it, Baby Boba is in the third trimester and ready to breach. What. A. Mess.
Figure production itself seems fine. The paint seems ok, and the original sculpt on the fattened Mandalorian suit is admirable. But overall, this is a miss for me and again, rests too hard on Star Wars and Boba Fett.
The cardback is OK – Its not bad but its not great. This figure should have an OUTLANDISHLY fat Fett on there. Like “Carbonite Block made of Gravy” style fat. Also, I don’t like it when the solid area behind the figure isn’t as large as the figure. It makes it look really poorly planned out. This area on the cardback looks like it was made for a figure about half as wide. (And no, I don’t think that was on purpose as a fat-joke.)
A follow up to Manly Art’s hot selling Pimp R2. Sigh. Another Star Wars bootleg.
To save time and not reiterate everything I have already said about Star Wars, Ill just go right into the figure. Its a C-3PO with Leia hair and “Boobs.” If you are going to go through the trouble of making a female C-3PO, at least resculpt or use a robot torso that has a female shape. Why not use the torso of the McQuarrie concept 3PO which has a more slender, feminine sculpt to it?
Again, this doesn’t feel that well thought out to me. It feels like an idea that got rushed to execution, and is relying on the “controversy” of the Pimp R2 for sales.
Granted, I do like the clear pink cape. Very Ho-ish. And the cardback is nice. I don’t know if this is original art for this toy (If it is, BRAVO!) but the art is well done and the card feels vintage Star Wars. Also, I like the “exploitation film” style of the “world” this figure comes from. I just wish the figure itself had a better execution.
I’m going to once again end on a high note. I really really like this mini figure. Great sculpt, great idea. I can’t be 100% sure if this is entirely an original sculpt, but if it is, job well done!
The paint looks great, the casting looks good. Its a solid figure based on a license that doesn’t see a lot of art toy tributes. Also, I think using a “trading card” as a backer card for a mini figure is a really good idea. This is one of the few exclusives this year that looks like it could actually be a production figure. Good job!
Well that’s it for now! Back soon with more single figure reviews!