Packaging - ***
The boxes that are being used for the Toyfare exclusives follow the same
look as the WOS cardbacks. While I'm fairly tired of that look by
this point, I must say that the boxes can withstand a lot of abuse.
On top of that, they are collector friendly, and you'll be able to remove
this figure and replace him in his plastic tomb if you feel like it.
Sculpting - ***1/2
This particular figure can't really take too much credit for it, but this
is one of my favorite sculpts in the WOS line up.
Comic Book Guy is one of the
funniest characters on the show, on the rare occasions that he's on.
This is simply a repaint of the original figure that came packed with his
shop, the Android's Dungeon.
The sculpt is identical, and
the only real flaw here is that because he doesn't come with the same cup
for his right hand, the sculpting there seems a little weird.
Paint - ***1/2
Nice paint ops on this figure, and I actually prefer the color scheme of
his shirt and pants to the original version.
The paint work on his face,
beard and hair is great, and all the lines are clean and well done.
The best part of the paint
ops is the "Bi-Mon-Sci- Fi-Con" on his shirt. It's not all
that special, but I was afraid we'd get a sticker. Fortunately, it's
painted on, and well done.
Articulation - **
Did you have a nice Christmas this year? We did. Didn't really
do much...no trips or anything. Oh, yea, articulation - neck,
Accessories - **
CCBG only has one, the comic showing the wedding of Radioactive
Man. It should fit in his right hand, but it isn't the greatest fit.
The sticker for the comic
looks good, but this is the same accessory we've seen plenty of times
before. I think the comic is ranking right up there with the
clipboard for most over use.
Value - *1/2
Toyfare was charging about $17 for these as I recall. That's about
ten bucks more than he's worth. They did throw in shipping, but
since that's 3rd class (and the folks that are still waiting on Boxing
Homer know how bad that can be), it didn't do much for the value.
Overall - **1/2
Okay, I can't resist saying it..."Worst Exclusive Ever".
The thing saving this from a score of less than two stars is the simple
fact that it's CBG, one of my favorite characters. With nothing more
than a simple paint change, he's a really weak exclusive.
Where to Buy -
At this point, third party folks like Ebay are you're only option.
Give it a few weeks, and I bet you'll get him fairly cheap.