Review by The Enthusiast
Add the Inhumanoids to the list of promising yet under-marketed eighties toy properties. Inhumanoids had a leg up, with Hasbro production and even a cartoon tie-in. Alas, the cartoon consisted of an anemic skein of seven-minute clips on Sunday morning animation graveyard Super Sunday. The story was compelling enough: A team of heroic scientist adventurers battles a series of re-animated ancient subterranean monsters with the aid of other ancient subterranean monsters. Sounds good, right? Apparently not to children or parents, circa 1986. The toys were neat, though.
Redlen here is one of the good Inhumanoids. He is a sentient tree-monster, not unlike an Ent. While he apparently assisted the humans, he looks unfriendly, even frightening.
The arms and legs are each minimally articulated.
Redlen’s torso can telescope to make him grow. The mechanism in mine is worn out, and he doesn’t stay up very well.
The sculpt and paint are solid, capturing the feel of a knotty, sinister tree-creature. I love the menacing sneer on his face.
Also of note is the light port from his head to his eyes, which gives them an otherworldly glow.
Redlen also came in a gray colorway.
He’s not exactly packed with fun, but this handsome figure is a nice complement to a monster or Kaiju display.
|Posted 23 October, 2009 - 17:47 by The Enthusiast|