Packaging - ***1/2
The artwork and style are reminiscent of the old cartoon commercials, and they
fit the character perfectly. They also use the clamshell packages I've
come to love, and the wide open bubble shows off the entire figure and the
Sculpting - ***
This is how I remember Quisp, although I believe John Kricfalusi has done
some new commercials with him that look slightly different.
While the character designs are simple, it's still possible to screw them
up. Thank goodness Majestic hasn't had that problem here.
Proportions between the head and body look good, the facial expressions are dead
on, and the figures stand great on their own. They're about 7" tall
with the propeller, somewhat larger than I expected, but it's an appropriate
They've sculpted two sets of hands, and the pop on and off fine, although you
should be careful when doing it to avoid tearing the pegs. The figures
stand great on their own, and overall look just right.
The arms are bendy, and some folks may have an issue with that. I think
it looks fine, but others may have preferred a sculpted pose.
One area that does detract slightly from the look is the seam line down the
center of the head and body. These figures are hollow, and very light -
much lighter than you'd expect. They are cast in two halves and then glued
together, and the seam line is fairly obvious.
Paint - ***1/2
I am very impressed with the paint application on all the Majestic product I've
seen so far. This is a mighty tough area to get right, and these figures
have their fair share of color and detail.
There's good definition between the colors, with no bleed or sloppy
lines. The pink heads are nice and consistent, and the whites of the eyes
and teeth are sharp and bright. Overall, the paint ops look terrific, and
I'm glad to see that Majestic seems to have this particular nut cracked.
Articulation - ***
The articulation on these figures isn't stupendous, but works well with the
The propeller spins, and there is neck, shoulder and wrist
articulation. There's no leg articulation, but the arms are bendy and can
take just about any pose.
Accessories - ***
Each figure comes with several spiff accessories. The regular Quisp has a
small box of the cereal with him, including a tiny but detailed comic on the
back, his spoon (sculpted into another hand), and his belt pouch. The
pouch attaches with a small peg that fits in a hole on the belt, and the hand
that holds the spoon swaps on easily enough.
The baseball version has an extra set of hands, sculpted holding a bat and
glove with ball. There's also a baseball card with his picture on it.
Value - ***
This isn't a fantastic value, but it's not bad. I certainly don't have
a problem paying eight bucks for one of these if you're a big fan of the
license. You're getting good sculpting, great paint ops, and a decent
group of accessories all for about average retail these days.
Overall - ***
If you're a big fan of Quisp, or just advertising icons in general, these
are going to look excellent on the shelf. The light weight feel might put
you off a little at first, but it's certainly understandable considering the
size of the head. Okay, the license might not float your boat, but I'm
telling you know that Majestic is a company to watch in 2004.
Where to Buy -
Stores like Media Play, Tower and Sam Goody should be getting these in. Your
local comic shop may also be picking them up.