Packaging - ***
More in the same vein as the rest of the World of Springfield. I do
like the graphics and colors, but I think that the line is due for a
packaging makeover in 2002.
Sculpting - ***
The WOS figures usually get better marks on sculpting, and if I didn't
like the work on the church and arcade quite so much, this would have even
been lower. Why? Poor Lovejoy really disappointed me.
I was saying, the sculpting and detail on both the arcade and church is
great. The arcade machines have varying coin slots on the fronts,
and the overflowing garbage is nicely done.
church pew, podium and plants all look great, and both sets can hold three
figures alright. They are a little cramped, but that's been true of
sculpt is good, although he might seem small to most folks. I think
his scale is actually pretty good, considering that he's really just
another one of the kids. Let's face it, Milhouse's head is really
much too big, and that can throw things off with the other figures.
Lovejoy just doesn't seem right. Actually, his profile is pretty
good, but looking at him in the box from straight on, he looks too thin in
the face. Add to that the lighter than normal yellow skin color, and
I think he's one of my least favorite so far in
all of WOS.
Not a single problem here. Of course, most of the arcade is actually
stickers, but those are done well and applied neatly. The church has
more complicated paint ops, and they are all nicely done.
These figures have 20 points - nope, not really, but I've told you about
the basic 4 points so many times I was getting bored. Neck,
shoulders, and waist, once again.
Both figures get a fair share of new accessories. Jimbo and the
arcade come with a melting ice cream sandwich, video cassette (although
I'm unsure if it's supposed to be a movie or a video game), and the
re-used video camera.
The good Reverend has three
accessories, two of which are really exceptional. The Good Book is a
simple re-use, although it makes obvious sense. But he also comes
with his conductor's hat and small toy train, perfect accessories for this
character (and something that I doubt we'll see re-used any time soon.)