|Once again I find myself buying up these Little Big Head figures as soon
as they hit. This time I didn't even wait until they made it to the
local Toys R Us - I bought them at the on-line store at www.tru.com.
If you're a first time buyer there, using the code SPRING should get you
$5 off your purchase plus free shipping!
The new set of LBH figures roll together several of the
soon-to-be-released 8" lines. The Metaluna Monster, Mole Man
and Phantom of the Opera are particularly nice, and make a great addition
to your Universal Monsters display.
|Paint application - ***
Great application, as you'd expect from Sideshow. However, there's
something about the colors of the Mole Man and the Metaluna Monster that
don't quite sit with me - it's hard to put my finger on, but they don't
seem quite right.
Sculpting - ***1/2
Another terrific set of sculpts. In particular, I really like the
Phantom of the Opera - Mat Falls did an excellent job on both the head and
Overall - ***1/2
Certainly cooler than the slightly silly wrestlers and skateboarders,
these are some very nice sculpts of rarely seen Universal Monsters.
Even if you're not a particular fan of the LBH style, check these out at
your local store. At $3.99 each, they aren't a great value, but
certainly not a rip off either.
Packaging - **
Been there done that. Again, I wish Universal would let them do a
little more with these. Pictures of the creatures from the films or
posters would look terrific.
Articulation - *
Practically none, just as with the other LBH figures. There's a neck
joint, so you can turn their heads slightly.