Packaging - ****
You just can't beat kitschy throwback packaging featuring space &
western motifs - all 5 full-color printed sides featuring all new artwork
by the creator, Daniel Clowes. The box itself makes a nice display with or
without Enid standing beside it.
Sculpting - ****
While there isn't a depth of detail to the sculpt of this 5" vinyl
figure, the spirit of the character and the movie is captured perfectly in
a cartoon caricature-style sculpt. Keep in mind that this figure is based
on the comic book and not on Thora Birch's likeness.
Paint - ***
The paint job is extremely well done with crisp lines and little bleeding.
There isn't much detail work though, so this only gets a three.
Though you wouldn't expect any more from it, this figure has only three
points of articulation at the head and shoulders. What would have been
nice is if there was some way to move Enid's legs and match the neat
little cartoon that you can see if you visit the movie's website.
It would have been nice if Enid's glasses were removable or she came with
a record or other items like "Goofy Gus" that are mentioned in
the movie and comic. Her purse (black for the "Punk" version and
yellow for the regular Enid) is a great little touch that adds to the
figure nicely, though.
Value - **1/2
Both versions of this figure are extremely well made and I expect that
they would stand up to quite a bit of abuse (who'd want to abuse little
Enid, though?) At $30 from Fantagraphics, the "Punk" version
gets two stars. Definitely worth it for those who were as touched by the
movie as I was, but a high price tag when judged entirely on it's own
merits. With a street price of between $16.99 and $19.99, the regular
version of the little Enid action doll is much more reasonable though by
no means a bargain, so that's a three there for a combined average of two
and a half stars.