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Review of Beavis and Butt-Head Vinyl Figures from Funko (2012)
At last! The final day of my Beavis and Butt-Head Christmas celebration is here, with my review of Funko's Beavis and Butt-Head vinyl figures.
On Monday I reviewed Beavis and Butt-Head's first Christmas special, "A Very Special Christmas With Beavis and Butt-Head
." On Tuesday, I reviewed their second Christmas special, "Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas
." Naturally, this probably put you in the mood to buy Beavis and Butt-Head toys to give everyone on your Christmas list, am I right? Will Funko's Beavis and Butt-Head vinyl figures make the perfect stocking stuffers, or will they be a lump of coal? Read on to find out!
|Beavis and Butt-Head in their boxes.|
Packaging: 4 Robots
The packaging for these toys is very good. The boxes are not sealed shut with tape, and everything slides in and out of them with ease. That means you can take the toys out and play with them or display them, and then put them back in the box when you are done, without damaging the packaging. That's perfect for people who want to play with their toys, and still want to collect them in the box. This way you can do both.
|Left: Beavis and Butt-Head packaging. Right: Beavis removed from the box.|
The boxes for Beavis and Butt-Head are basically the same, except one has Beavis on it, and the other has Butt-Head. They both feature lettering inspired by the cartoon, and scenes from the cartoon on the back of the box. The sides of the boxes have drawings of nachos on them for absolutely no good reason, which is really dumb, but totally in keeping with the spirit of Beavis and Butt-Head, and therefore AWESOME
|Beavis and Butt-Head figures.|
Appearance(Sculpt/Paint/Likeness): 3 Robots
The sculpt for these figures is very good. The figures look just like the cartoons from certain angles. From other angles they look kind of off, but I think that is due to the design of the cartoons. Beavis and Butt-Head are almost always drawn in a few distinct angles, and they weren't really designed with 3-D in mind. I think the sculpt for these figures is about as good as possible.
|Beavis and Butt-Head face off.|
I also like the fact that even though both boys are dressed nearly identically in t-shirts and shorts, and they could have got away with using the same bodies in different colors and with different heads, they still sculpted each boy individually, with Beavis being skinnier than Butt-Head.
|Examples of the paint defects on both figures.|
For the most part, the different colored pieces are molded in different colors of plastic, with just a bit of paint added to for their shoes, socks, and the details on their faces. Unfortunately, the paint job on both figures is pretty bad. Both figures have really bad paint jobs on their shoes and socks. The paint is just slopped on, not following the lines on the sculpt, and the paint is rubbed off on both figures. The paint on their faces is also irregular, with the lines being too thin in some spots, and rubbing off in others.
|Beavis and Butt-Head in all their glory.|
When I bought these figures, I thought they were going to be vinyl statues, with no articulation. It turns out they do have three points of articulation. Both of their arms move up and down, and their heads can turn from side to side. It's not much, but these toys are not being marketed as action figures, so I think it's okay for what they are.
Both figures come with a base to stand on, which is good, because they are kind of top heavy with their giant heads, and would probably be falling over constantly without the base to stand on.
|Left: Beavis and Butt-Head Christmas special graphics. Right: Recreating Christmas special graphics with the toys.|
Cool Factor: 4
It's Beavis and Butt-Head, of course it's cool! What kind of weirdo freako doesn't like Beavis and Butt-Head? Not this one!
I bought these online at gohastings,com, and paid about $9.00 each, including shipping. I think that's a pretty good price for these figures.
Final Score: 3½ Robots
|Rating: 3½ Robots (out of 5)|