Monday, April 22, 2013

Biff Bang Pow's Venture Brothers 3 3/4" Plastic Action Figures: Brock Samson and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch

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Biff Bang Pow's Venture Brothers 3 3/4" Action Figures
Brock Samson and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch

Hi!  Thanks for joining me for part two of my look at Bif Bang Pow's 3 3/4" plastic action figures.  Last week I reviewed Hank and Dean Venture.  Today, I'll be checking out Brock Samson and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.

Brock Samson in his standard black t-shirt, and San Diego Comic-Con variant blood-spattered white t-shirt.

Appearance(Sculpt/Paint/Likeness)

Brock is the tallest of the figures released so far, standing at 5 inches.   His sculpt is decent,  and he's easily recognizable.  I think his facial features are sculpted a bit too soft and doughy looking, although it's not so bad that out ruins the figure.  The paint on his two-way Dick Tracy wrist radio is a little sloppy looking, but not too bad for a figure this size.  Aside from that, there are no other obvious issues with his paint job.  Brock came in two versions: a standard version in a black t-shirt, and a blood splattered 2012 San Diego Comic-Con version in a white t-shirt.  The two figures are identical except for the paint jobs.

Brock Samson and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.
Dr. Mrs. The Monarch is the smallest figure at just under 3 1/2 inches.  Her height is about right compared to the other characters, as she is short on the show, but her proportions seem off.  Her arms are very long, hanging down nearly to her knees.  Her head is also a little small, compared to how she looks on the show.    Her facial sculpt, while not soft and doughy like the Brock Samson figure, doesn't really capture her appearance from the show. She is still obviously recognizable as Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, but this is mostly due to her costume and hairstyle.  Her "wings" are made from a translucent flexible rubbery material.

Dr. Mrs. The Monarch: front and back views.

Accessories

Brock has a knife that fits well in his hand and holsters in his belt when not in use.  It looks especially cool with the blood-splattered version, as it looks like he's been slaughtering bad guys.  Dr. Mrs. The Monarch does not have any accessories.

Brock Samson's knife in it's sheath, and his two-way Dick Tracy wrist radio.

Ratings:


Brock: 3 ½ Robots (out of 5)

Dr. Mrs the Monarch: 3 Robots (out of 5)














Hank, Dean, Brock, and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch are all the toys released in this line so far.  The next wave is currently scheduled to arrive in June, with the Monarch, Phantom Limb, and Dr. Rusty Venture.

Prototype Images

During the time I bought these toys and now their price has gone up.  I paid $9.99 each for them (except for the San Diego Comic-Con variant Brock), but now the price has gone up to $11.99 each.  The ratings I gave these toys are based on the price I paid for them then, not what they are now.

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