Packaging - ***
This set is very similar to last years packaging, taller and thinner than
the average playset. It's huge too! I originally thought the
box was larger than last year's, but after someone corrected me I pulled
the previous one out and they are identical in size. I think the
fact that this one is much heavier threw me.
It's got the usual graphics, and is very
Sculpting - ****
We've got Kang and Kodos! And they are huge - the scale, often a
problem in WOS land, is very good here. It's simply amazing to see
these two guys next to other figures in the series. The sculpting is
excellent, and the work on the playset is excellent as well.
much prefer this style of playset to last year's cardboard backing.
This set has three plastic pieces which fit into the back of the stand,
and goes much better with the other playsets in the series. There's
not tons of detail on the playset itself, but it's still extremely nice.
Yea, I love this set, but I have to be honest. The paint work could
have been better. On both my Kang and Kodos, there's sloppy paint
ops on the mouth and teeth. The eyes turned out well, and the green
of the bodies is consistent, but I was disappointed in the work around the
No big surprise to the usual collector of WOS here. Homer has his
usual 4 points of articulation, and the two big aliens have really only
one at the 'waist'. Articulated tentacles would have been nice, but
I bet they would have added quite a bit to the cost for Playmates.
There are only really two accessories here, unless you count the pretty
plain Homer. The set comes with a cook book, "How to cook for
forty humans", and a probe, for lack of a better term.
Both the book and probe are
well sculpted and excellent additions.
I'll mention dear Homer here
as well. Technically this is a new Homer, but he has the body of the
first series Homer with the head from the Sunday Best Homer.
Value - ***
This set is only about five bucks too high. For $20, you normally
get a playset and a figure - here you're getting two more figures, so $30
would be fine.