Pin Pal Moe

The last of the 2001 Toyfare exclusives is now hitting all over the country - Pin Pal Moe!  The last of the Pin Pal bowlers, and the first Moe variation, he's also probably the last single figure exclusive for quite some time.

I don't even remember at this point how much these cost...$17 perhaps?  That included shipping, but was more expensive than the previous exclusives.  So was he worth it?

Packaging - **1/2
These boxes have grown on me!  The only downfall at this point is they started increasing the twisty tie usage.  There are TWO on Moe, and one of them goes through the bubble and the cardboard insert.  I hate twisties.

Sculpting - **1/2
Moe is not one of the best head sculpts of the series.  This is the same head sculpt as the first Moe of course, and they tried to capture his cranky side. It's a tough look to snag, and he just didn't translate into 3-D as well as some of the others.

Accessories - **
Both accessories are re-used, but that's no big surprise. Moe comes with his required bowling bag and bowling ball.

The bowling ball is slightly different than previous ones though, as it is much shinier.  Both accessories fit in his hands, better than some of the other Pin Pals.

Articulation - **
There once was a Pin Pal named Moe,
who had four joints, don't you know.

Though it might not be best,
he was just like the rest,
neck, shoulders and waist were the show.

Paint - ***
Most of the paint ops are great.  The hair line is clean, and the Pin Pal sticker fits well on the back.

There is a bit of bleed around the collar though, slipping into the green of the shirt.

Value - **
The only redeeming value here is that you need this figure to complete your Pin Pal set.  It's not the greatest Moe variant - I want Family Feedbag Moe - but it's decent.

Overall - **1/2
This exclusive isn't as bad as the CCBG - it's tough to be that useless - but it's pretty close.  Like I said, you need it to complete your Pin Pals, but you're collection won't be completely worthless without it.

On another note, this is the first time I've ever had the problems others have raised with getting a figure to fit on the peg.  You'll notice in the photos that my Pin Pal Moe isn't on the foot peg as you'd expect.  That's because no matter how I tried I couldn't get it to work!

Figure from the collection of Michael Crawford

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