Sculpting - ***
Hamilton usually does a prett nice job on the sculpting of their
collectibles, but I don't think this one is quite as nice as the first.
There's something not quite
on model with Homer's face, particularly around the mouth. Yes, he
has a rather disappointed look, staring at the 280 on his broken
scale. But that doesn't quite account for the oddity.
The base around his feet is
good though, particularly the bath towel, ducky and slippers.
Obviously the scale is broken, and a couple metal springs stick out from
They also kept the scale of
this statue pretty close to the first, although Homer looks slightly
Quality - ***1/2
This statue isn't quite as heavy as the first, obviously due to the lack
of a large base object. But it's very well made, and should look
great for years as long as you don't drop it on a hard tile floor.
Paint - **1/2
Like the previous release, the paint ops are a little weak. The
paint work on the towel is particularly spotty, with the edges around the
floor missing color completely.
The paint on Homer himself is
good though, and there isn't any slop on his face or eyes.
Value - ***
At $19.95 plus shipping, these small statues are a good value. It's
certainly a better price than you'll pay for many other ceramic pieces,
and with good quality and decent sculpting, you're getting a fair deal.
Overall - ***
This particular statue in this particular pose isn't quite as nice as the
first, so it's possible that if you aren't collecting the whole series you
might skip it.
But for those of us that plan
on picking up the complete run, it's a great edition to the collection.
I do have a question though -
what's the square, ceramic 'H' tile supposed to be for? Since they
gave us two with this statue, I'm assuming one should go back with the
first release. But what's its purpose? It's it related to
'Homer', or to 'Hamilton'? Enquiring minds want to know!
Where to Buy -
and tell them you'd like to order the Misadventures of Homer series.
I don't know if they still have the first statue available, but they