But in Europe, these shows have gotten a
little better treatment. There have been several action figures, and
a handful of PVC's, based on these shows. I purchased these through
the Sci-Fi Warehouse, and a
European dealer is really your only bet. They come up on Ebay
occasionally, but at a ridiculous price.
There are three action figure sets - one
for each show. The Cow and Chicken set has Super Cow, rather than
the regular version of Cow. Pictured here are the Cow & Chicken
action figures, the Johnny Bravo action figure, and the PVC sets for Cow
and Chicken (2 sets), Johnny Bravo, and Dexter's Lab.
The packaging on neither the PVC's or the figures are particularly sturdy,
although they are quite colorful and attractive. The cheap materials
used however don't hold up well to shelf abuse.
Sculpt - **1/2
These aren't high end items, that's for sure. The sculpts are decent
for cartoon characters, but it's very clear that these aren't planned as
anything beyond basic toys for kids.
In particular, the PVC sculpts are fairly
weak. While it's still obvious who they are, there's something
missing that would make them stand out. Of the three, the Johnny
Bravo sculpts are the best. The sculpts on the action figures are
better, although we aren't talking MAC or Mcfarlane level here.
The figures stand well on their own,
including the PVC's. The PVC two packs are actually intended to be
useful - one is a pencil holder, the other a pencil topper.
Paint - **1/2
The paint work is acceptable, considering the audience for these.
It's a little think on some of the figures, and is clearly on the lower
end of quality. But as long as you realize these are intended as
toys, you won't be too disappointed.
Accessories - **
The Cow and Chicken set have known, since there are two figures.
That's not too terrible, and the Johnny Bravo comes with binoculars and a
comb. Dexter, who is pretty much a PVC himself, comes with a robot
type device he can stand in.
The quality on the accessories is also on
the low side, but as toys they aren't bad.
Articulation - *
The only reason any score is here is because of the Johnny Bravo
figure. He at least has five points. The rest are all
unarticulated - which is to be expected with the PVC's, but not the
Value - **
Considering I had to pick these up overseas, the cost wasn't
terrible. The figures, with shipping came out to about ten bucks a
pop, while the PVC's were closer to five. Since you're paying a
premium just to find these, that's not too terrible.
Of course, it would have been nice if we'd
gotten these in the States as well, but I wouldn't expect to ever see that