The Mole Man from The Mole People
Review by NekroDave
My shame continues. It's been over a full year since my review of the 8" Mole Man and I still haven't seen the movie. I guess I've been too busy buying toys instead of dvds. And I have added this 12" version of the character to my collection since then.
This toy features beautifully sculpted head and hands. And the paint job is amazing. On the head, you can actually see different shades of brown underneath all the bumps, giving the head's landscape a very rich texture.
The clothing is simple, yet effective. The foot coverings are just the same brown cloth as the pants and shirt. No fancy footwear for these worker slaves, I guess. Of course, this makes it just a bit harder to stand since there are no real shoes to provide traction against a smooth surface and there is no stand included to counteract this. You'll definitely want to get yourself a 12" doll stand for this guy.
For accessories, you get a large sack and 6 mushrooms-2 large, 2 medium and 2 small.
Unfortunately, once again we're presented with a problem with how the hands attach to the arms. The hands are accurate, but the arms are not. Strangely, the arms have been changed to brown instead of flesh colored, but that doesn't really help much. They still don't come anywhere close to matching the hands!
I would have preferred to see something more like the later Frankensteins that have the hands and forearms all one piece. Sure, you lose some articulation this way, but the overall presentation is much nicer. Compounding the problem here is that the sleeves are just a tad too short to completely cover up this shortcoming.
I hate to sound like I'm complaining too much. I like the figure a lot. I'll just have to display it with the arms lowered. The Mole Man was limited to 1,5000 pieces.
|Posted 31 October, 2007 - 17:00 by NekroDave