Packaging - ***
I really like the box these come in. It follows the cool Futurama
packaging style that we've seen with other toys and figures, but is very
sturdy, and allows you to see the Blob on all four sides. Not only
that, you can touch him from the back of the box, and you can open the box
and plop him right out without any tape, twisties or other annoying
devices of restraint. It's basic, but serves its purpose in its
Sculpting - ***
There's naturally not much detail to the sculpt of a gelatinous blob,
but what is here is true to the source material.
Accessories - **
I'm counting the Bender figure as the accessory here, and from what I can
see through the green gel, he looks pretty good. The paint ops look
a bit off, but it's hard to tell through the green liquid.
These come with a variety of
PVC figures inside. I know there are some with Farnsworth and Fry,
but I have no idea if some are harder to find than others.
Paint - **
The only paint ops are on the eyes and on the accessory, Bender. As
I mentioned, the ops look a little rough on Bender, and the eyes on the
Blob are a little rough. Cleaner work around the eye balls would
have raised the score quite a bit, since the pupils are clean and well
Quality - ***
The quality of the body seems fairly good, but I don't know how well he is
going to hold up over time.
I don't think you'll have to
worry about the body leaking or puncturing too easily, but you should be
careful what you put him on and where you set him. The material he's
made from is likely to stick to paper or cardboard, and any direct
sunlight might be an issue over time.
Value - **1/2
There aren't a lot of gelatinous style figures out there, so it's a little
tough to compare value. But at close to ten bucks, he seems just a
tad high. The PVC Bender might be worth a buck or two, and I think
overall this is really a $5 - $6 value. I'm sure that due to a
smaller production quantity pushed the price up a bit.
Overall - **1/2
The Blob is nicely in scale with the die cast figures, and will look great
next to them. He's too small for the full size figures from MAC of
course, but if you've picked up the sets of smaller figures you'll be
I'm just hoping that this
material holds up over the long haul.
Where to Buy -
I picked up mine on-line at:
from Another World. They were only 9 bucks to pre-order, but now
they are $10 plus shipping.
Toys also has them available for about ten bucks plus shipping, and
I'm pretty sure they're shipping charges are less.