|Why do I like these guys so much? It's an odd thing really - I had
never expected to buy any of the Little Big Heads. I thought the
sports versions were ridiculous. But I've always loved PVC figures,
and I think that, combined with my love of the Universal Monsters, has
overcome my original dislike. I now own all the LBH Monster figures,
including the extremely silly Thrashers.
The new set of Wrestlers has just started showing up at TRU stores
around the country, and I picked up my set over the last week or so at
different stores. Looks like the Creature might be the toughest to
find, but you shouldn't have too much trouble completing a set.
|Paint application - ***1/2
As usual, Sideshow toys did a very nice job on the paint
application. The colors are sharp, and there's no slop here. A
cute touch is the use of the Monsters 'symbol' on the wrestling
costume. In cases where there wasn't one, they improvised well.
Sculpting - ***1/2
Sideshows greatest strength is their sculpts, and all of these are very
good for the LBH style. I particularly like Drac and Frank, but none
of them are bad.
Accessories - ***
I count the little stands as their accessories, and they are well
done. Cute names, and the stands ensure that each character stands
through your average earthquake.
Overall - ***
While these aren't as cool as the more straight forward, yet
true-to-source figures, they are very well done. At $4 a pop at most
retail stores, they are certainly easier on the pocketbook then the latest
Star Wars figures to boot.
Packaging - **
Similar to the other LBH's and Universal Monsters that they've done, the
packaging is fairly straight forward. As I understand it, Universal
doesn't allow for much leeway or artistic interpretation by Sideshow,
which is too bad. The packaging could certainly be spiced up with
some original film images.
Articulation - *
Sideshows greatest weakness, in all their figures. Yea, I know some
people are impressed by the 8" figure articulation, but even that is
a poor combination of cheap engineering, and practically unusable
design. Here you get one joint - the neck - and it is pretty much