Sculpting - ***1/2
Playing Mantis has done a superb job with the entire Island of Misfit Toys
line, and this is no exception. This figure IS right out of the source
material. The face sculpt is nicely done, with a perfect
expression. The body and face of the figre is covered in a soft fuzz,
while the mane is thick and long.
The wings are a little light on detail, although that's not
far off from the show. The crown is a good sculpt, and is removable.
Overall, King MoonRacer fits perfectly in with the rest of
Paint - ****
The paint ops are pretty simple here, but very, very clean. The eyes
and nose are smooth and neat, and the wing color is consistent and even.
Articulation - ***
The articulation is fairly basic, but works fine. Moonie has joints at
the top of all four legs, the neck and at the bottom of both wings.
The leg joints work nicely, and actually allow you to
position him in many more poses than you'd imagine at first. The neck
joint, while simple, has a good range of motion, but the wing joints are
slightly disappointing. There's very little range of motion, and they
don't serve much purpose.
Accessories - ***
There's only one accessory, the misfit Polka Dot Elephant. This time
he's wearing his bell boy hat, and is a slightly different sculpt overall
than the previous version. He's really just a basic PVC figure, but
he's nicely done.
Value - ***
I'm scoring this figure at ten bucks, which is more than you should have to
pay. Head on over to Kohl's now, and you should be able to find him
for under $7, and that would boost this score quite a bit.
Overall - ***1/2
I picked on Playing Mantis quite a bit over the Peanuts line, but it's
only because I know they can do this kind of work. They've done a
fantastic job with the entire Island of Misfit Toys line, and I'm on the
hunt for my Yukon Cornelius with the Sled Dog Team.
Where to Buy -
Kohl's. There must be one right down the street!