Seems like Bender is everywhere you look
these days. We've got the windup version, the Moore Action
Collectibles action figure, the little die-cast version, and now the bendy
These are available at
comic shops both real and on-line. Also, some Sam Goody/Media Play/Suncoast
stores have them in stock. I picked mine up from Comics Infinity for
$9 plus shipping.
The packaging has that retro yet futuristic look that the show has managed
to pull of so well. On the back, we're treated to more of the good
Professor's ramblings. It's attractive packaging, but isn't
Sculpt - **
Of the Benders produced so far, this one is the weakest sculpt. The
body is shorter and narrower than the others, which means that the arms
and legs are longer. It's the same height as the MAC version, but
with narrower shoulders and longer legs and arms, doesn't have the correct
Articulation - ***
Hey, it's a bendy! You can pose the arms and legs just about any way
you'd like, but that doesn't give you any neck poses. Of course, you
don't really expect that level of articulation with a bendy, so I'll cut
them some slack.
Accessories - *
I suppose getting any sort of accessory with a bendy is pretty special,
but this is still weak. They've included a piece of very thin,
floppy piece of rubber, intended as a 'bar' for him to bend.
Paint - **1/2
The paint work here is mostly the eyes and mouth. The paint work
isn't bad, but it isn't the same quality we've seen on some of the other
versions. In particular, the black around the eyes was a bit sloppy
on the ones I saw.
Value - **
Bendy figures shouldn't cost more than $5. Call it a rule if you
will. At $9 this bugger is over priced, most likely because the
license is considered so cool right now.
Not a terrible bendy, but if you're really looking for a great Bender,
spend a couple bucks more at the comic shop and buy the MAC version.
You'll get a stand, accessories, and a great figure.
is also a glow-in-the-dark version of this bendy coming out. It's a
limited run of 2000 I believe, and you can expect to spend a few bucks
more on that one.