Packaging - ****
I love the box packaging that the mail aways come in. We've gotten these
boxes with all the single figure exclusives, and although the graphics have
changed, that consistency in style looks great. Also, they are completely
collector friendly, and you can easily return the figure to the box if you
choose. On top of that, they are sturdy and easy to store. A winning
Sculpting - ***1/2
The overall sculpt is well done, but it's really the body here that
shines. And considering it's Moe's body, that's saying a lot.
The SC costume is his unique version, making him appear slightly different
than Homer and Number One. There's good detail, just right for the style
of the show, and the group looks great together.
This is also a new head sculpt, which surprised me. The brow sticks out
further, as does the upper lip. The hair stands a little higher on the
head, and is a little lumpier. Is it better? That's a tough call, as
I never thought the old sculpt was all that bad, but I'd have to say I like it a
tad better. I'd assume this is the head sculpt intended for the now
cancelled diorama re-release with Moe and Barney. I'd also say it's a safe
bet that the SC Lenny will have the head sculpt of the now defunct diorama with
him and Carl.
Another nice sculpting detail is the ring on his left hand. We don't
get small items like this a lot, and having the ring sculpted AND painted is
Paint - ***1/2
The paint ops here are a step above what we've been getting used to.
The colors and lines on the SC outfit are great, and Moe's face and hair are
clean and neat. The small ring on his hand even has a separate operation,
something they tend to skip all too often.
Accessories - ***1/2
For a mail away that only cost $5 (technically), we get three new
accessories. That's pretty good! The stein might look similar, but
it's different than either Homer or Number One's. He also has the required
paddle, and the wall hanging (with 'battle damage'). They could have
reused all three accessories from the previous Stonecutter figures, but didn't.
Considering the cost, and the low run of these figures, getting unique
accessories is pretty amazing.
Articulation - **1/2
Can you say neck, shoulders and waist? I knew you could.
Value - ****
Five bucks for another World of Springfield figure, that goes with two
others in a theme, and has unique accessories? You can't beat that with a
Of course, this is coming from someone that opens a set of figures.
Therefore, the only cost to me was the five bucks for shipping and handling, and
the thirty seven cents for a stamp. If you're a MOCer only, suddenly he
gets a little more expensive. You'll have to fork out $20 - $25 for the
four figures just to open, or you can fall back to ebay.
Overall - ***1/2
I hadn't expected to like this figure this much, considering the episode
isn't that big of a deal to me. But with the price, the new accessories,
and the new head sculpt, I can't complain. I'm looking to add Lenny to the
Where to Buy -
You can still send in for this guy if you can find four Wave 14 figures.
That's a little tougher now that Target cleared out their stock, but some Media
Play or Toys R Us stores still have them on the shelf.