Packaging - **1/2
I must have used my prognostication skills last week when I mistakenly
thought the new Treehouse of Horror box was smaller than last years - I
had it right, just the wrong exclusive playset. This one is much
smaller, although the box style is similar.
Sculpting - ***1/2
Both of these figures are dead on. Excellent work on Radioactive
Man, and I don't mind the lack of an 'action pose'. Let's face it,
no other WOS figure has had one, so if they had gone that route with RM,
he would have looked completely out of place with the rest of your
has some nice touches too. Milhouse has his squinty eyes under his
glasses again - they did this with the original as well - but this time
they are painted too. The texture of the moon base is nicely done,
and they gave both figures plenty of space to stand.
No problems with the paint ops on my set, and these are more complex than
the average WOS figure. Red and Yellow always pose a problem, and
bleeding from one to the other is common. But they don't have an
issue there, and the wash details on the base are excellent.
of note is the fine detail on the emblems on both figures. These are
painted on, rather than stickers. Thank goodness, or thank
Playmates, because we certainly don't want to see another KK Bart debacle.
Did you catch the premiere of Bob Patterson this week? It has
possibilities, and was quite a bit better than that awful Michael Richards
vehicle last year...then again, that's not saying too much.
and they have the usual 4 points - neck, shoulders and waist.
There are really three accessories here - the flag, bottle of acid, and
Of the three, the bottle of
acid is the best. It's an original accessory, with a terrific
label. The flag looks fine, although the cheap paper isn't as nice
as I'd hoped. Compare it to the American flag that came with the
school, and you'll see what I mean. And yes, the script looks like a
comic book. That's because it's the comic accessory with a different
label. That's not a big problem, but considering the cost of this
set, I think we deserved better.
Talking Features - **1/2
Since only these two figures work with this playset, I'd have thought we'd
get more lines. RM has four, FB has three. Between the two,
the have less than Kang. Perhaps it's just that there wasn't much to
choose from, but at least a couple more lines would have been nice.
Value - **
This set is $30 - a regular set is $20, and THOH2 was $35. This 'playset'
is about half the size of a regular set with no walls, has far fewer
lines, is short on new accessories, and only has two figures.
Considering all that, this set shouldn't cost more than $20.