Packaging - *1/2
This is about as weak of a package you could get. I think only the
basic SOTW packages are worse.
actually somewhat collector friendly. You can open it without
damage, and if you don't mind dealing with a half dozen twisties, you
could always put him back. But the quality of the box and window are
so poor, that I would be surprised to see a box survive any shelf damage
in the first place.
graphics aren't too bad, although some more text, and in particular the
characters name on the front would have been nice. Overall, it's
just very cheap packaging, a big surprise coming from bbi.
I can't really say how well they've captured the source material here,
since my only reference is the box pictures. But if you consider
this monster purely on his own, you'll really like this sculpt.
head is nice and ugly, with just enough humaniod appearance. I love
the huge bat ears, and the detail is very well done. Although it's
not part of the sculpt, he also has a fine covering of hair on top of his
head that looks terrific.
other big sculpting job was the hands and feet. The sculpts are extremely
well done, with excellent details. And although the feet are pretty
wild, the figure can stand on it's own just fine.
The paint ops are very good, although there isn't a lot of detail. The
hands and feet have clean lines around the claws, and the wash used on his
head, hands and feet looks great.
Here's a category that really surprised me. I've grown so accustomed
to companies using a bendy wire frame for the body of their hairy beasts,
that I was expecting the same.
so - there's a regular bbi body under all that fur. He's got great
articulation, although the tightness of the fur outfit tends to restrict
some of the usual movement. Mine also has a very loose right arm,
but overall the use of a standard base body here really sets this figure
Rev was even
kind enough to show me the pose he struck for a photographer on a vacation
in California back in the 70's...
The biggest negative for this figure is the utter lack of any
accessories. Since I'm not a viewer, I have no idea what would have
made for good accessories here, but I have to believe there'd be
this is bbi and they are well known for their excellent accessories, I had
an expectation for something more.
The good Rev's outfit consists of his tight fur suit, bands of burlap
around his wrists and ankles, a hood/neck piece, and a necklace.
of the outfit pieces are well done, and the fur suit is very cool.
My only problem was not really knowing what to do with it - should I comb
it? Leave it wild? How much of a bad body hair day does he usually
I paid twenty five bucks for this, and was surprised at the price when I
saw it on-line. I'm not so surprised now that I have it in
hand. At $25, I would have expected some accessories, but the figure
and outfit make it less painful on the wallet.
If you're a big fan of the show, I bet you'll want to pick up all four of
these figures. Any alien/monster fans out there should check out Rev
Bem, simply because he is so visually arresting. But if the
packaging had been better quality, and a couple accessories would have
been included, he would have had a much higher rating.