Packaging - ***
This is new packaging for Sideshow - a clamshell. It works great -
it can stand on it'sown, is extremely sturdy, and looks great. The
only improvement is if I could open it without destroying it - I'm pretty
sure they could design a clamshell that way - but it's still an
improvement over the usual bubble packaging.
I sure wasn't going to give this guy a worse score than in the past.
He's one of the best figures from a terrific line, and although the
translucent plastic reduces the amount of detail you can see in the
sculpt, it's still the same excellent detail.
Unfortunately, we didn't get any of the cool accessories or stand that
we've seen before. That hurts this figure, particularly at the
The quality of these Universal Monsters has improved from the first
figures, where broken joints were common. Unfortunately, this figure still
suffers from those original elbow joints which were less sturdy than the
Value - **
At ten bucks, we got this figure with accessories and a stand. At $12, the clear plastic is cool, but not
$12 cool. Considering that
these are a reuse of molds that have already been used twice before,
Sideshow is making a hefty margin.
Great sculpting, great characters, and cool accessories have made the
8" Universal Monsters line from Sideshow one of my favorites over the
last couple years. I'm sorry to see them end, but it's nice to have
had some of the finest versions of these great characters ever done.
you only get one Creature, get the black and white version. But if
you're a completist on this line like me, you don't want to pass this one
And if you put this
figure on the shelf with some cool backlighting, he looks fantastic!