The inside of the Brain Slug also does not have the little sparkles that the
HG Blob figure did and instead this time around their is a white milky substance that floats around on the inside. This is pretty cool and I like
it better than the sparkles. Squish him around a bit and you can see what I
Accessories - Bupkis
Nothing. I don't know what they could have put in here so don't let the fact
that nothing comes with it be a deterrent. What might have been fun would have been to have some type of string to secure it to your head for
Halloween and for overall mayhem.
Value - **1/2
The Brain Slug suffers from the same problem as all Futurama merchandise. It
is just a couple of bucks too much. I think if this had been around 7.99 it would make it a better value especially considering there are no accessories
whatsoever. At least the HG Blob squishies had an extra figure floating around in them. He is to scale though and that makes up a little bit for me.
Overall - ***
This is borderline ** 1/2 to ***. It would be nice if it were a little cheaper but the uniqueness, scale and the fact that it is show specific
makes me want to pump the score a little bit on it. Overall if you are a Futurama fan I think you will like this toy. For toy collectors in general
you might find the uniqueness of the item compelling enough to try out one of the squishy toys from Dark Horse. Still with the high price tag it does
knock this down a bit but like most stuff from Futurama you will probably be
able to find this at discount on either eBay or other outlets.
Where to Buy -
I haven't seen these at any bricks and mortar stores, but there are some good choices on-line:
- JGP Toys has the for $10, in stock. Great customer service is their standard.
Earth has them as well, but at the slightly higher cost of $12. However, if you're just
looking for one to open up, they have him listed for $10 here.