Paint - ***1/2
The paint ops on all the Muppets sets the bar for other companies.
There's no real slop or errors here, with clean lines and consistent colors.
There was some missing paint around the mouth this time, and
some folks are not particularly happy about the bluish color of his
nose. The majority of the new colors aren't an improvement over the
originals, with one notable exception.
I love the look of the dirty sneakers, and it really works
well with this character.
Articulation - ***
Gonzo has neck, waist, hips, tops of the shoes, and ball jointed arms.
He's not the most articulated of the series, but the joints work well, and
you can pose him in a number of ways.
The leg articulation is particularly important, because
while he stands fine on his own, you have to get the position of the legs
and feet just right.
The articulation also allows him to pull those extremities
in tight for his ride out of the cannon!
Accessories - ***1/2
Crash Helmet Gonzo has the same accessories as the standard Gonzo -
cannon, cape, and blocks. The spring seems a tad stronger in this
cannon than the original, but that might be my imagination getting a little
While the color of this cannon looks as good as the original, I don't
like the all blue cape as much as the red and white. It has the same
cool elastic strap for around his neck, and works very well.
Value - ***
Exclusives always cost more. Considering you're paying about $3 more
for pretty much the same figure, and you aren't getting as good of a value.
Overall - ***1/2
The daredevil version of Gonzo isn't everyone's favorite, but even this
character shows the level of attention and pride that Palisades has shown in
this line. If you're not a completist, or a big Gonzo fan, I suspect
he may be one you pass up. But you may regret not having him in the long
Where to Buy -
I picked this one up when they finally hit my local Electronics
EBgames.com has them available for $11 plus shipping. Just check out the
Muppets section under the Action Figures tab. (MROTW Affiliate)