Dexter's Lab PVC's

I made it past Toys R Us this week, and saw something new - I almost had a heart attack!  Toys R Us is not well known around here for getting something first.  But these little Dexter's Lab PVC's were out on the shelf.

There haven't been many Dexter's items.  There were the few toys at KB earlier this year (or late last, depending on how you want to look at it), and there are European items out there.  But there hasn't been much else released for one of the funniest 'kid' cartoons on television these days.

This set contains the three main characters - Dexter, his obnoxious sister Dee Dee, and Mandark, his nemesis.  Btw, did you know that the nerd from Grease is the voice of Mandark?  These were $5 at my local TRU.

Packaging - ***1/2
They come in a nice, little, sturdy box.  You can take them out and put them back if the mood strikes, so that's a positive.  Also, the graphics are appropriate, but the text is pretty weak.

Sculpting - ***
This sculpting isn't going to win awards, but it's adequate for these type of PVC's.  They aren't extremely detailed, but then again the source material isn't either.  Considering our dearth of Dexter product, you don't want to get too picky. 

Paint - **
The sculpts are actually better than the paint ops on these show.  Yep, there's some slop, and the lines aren't particularly crisp all the way around.  But that's pretty common for PVC collectibles, and not really a surprise considering the price point.

Value - **1/2
At five bucks, these are appropriately priced.  It's not a fantastic value, but you won't feel ripped either.

 Overall - **1/2
These were almost three stars, and if I went on only those categories, they would be.  But I really would have liked these better if they had been in scale with the earlier toys at Kaybee.  I know I'm asking a lot here, but if I could have included these with the small Dexter figures that came with the various flying toys, I would have been as happy as a pig in slop.

All the same, these are still pretty cute little PVC's, and most Dexter fans will appreciate them.

I've included a photo below to show the Dee Dee figure and the Mandark figure with one of the Dexter figures from the earlier close, but yet so far.

   From the collection of Michael Crawford

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