Packaging - **1/2
Nothing particularly exciting here. The graphics are acceptable, but
this is one of those box styles that is easily damaged, since it has many
edges to curl and rip.
Sculpt - ***
For this size of a figure, these sculpts are quite good. Compare
them to some of the other PVC and keychain figures we've seen in
approximately the same scale, and you'll notice the difference.
Of course, even the best sculpting is going to be limited by this small
size. These certainly aren't the Playmates figures, but the work
here is nice considering the limitations.
Ten of the 11 figures stand
fine for me, which is also no small feat. Only the Bart with
Skateboard has a tough time standing, but unfortunately it's a very tough
time standing. Unless I lean him against something, it's a hopeless
Paint - ***1/2
Similar to scale, the paint ops on PVC's is often sloppy. There's
two factors - scale and cost. PVC's are on the low end of price, so
the incentive for a company to pay much for good paint ops or quality
control is pretty limited.
However, this set is well done, with little glopping, and no sloppy
lines. I was particularly impressed with the Sideshow Bob, and he's
an excellent version to place on the shelf.
As always, value depends on where you buy it. I picked this up at
the Motor City Comic Con, and paid ten bucks. Less than a buck each
for PVC's is quite a good price. I've also seen these at comic shops
and on-line for the more common price of $14.95. Obviously that's
not quite as good of a value.