GOONGALA GOONGALA!!! Sorry, HAD to go there, and if you are a comic book fan you’d know why…(hint, from Casey’s first appearance in the original comic book…). I really haven’t been into this line. I got the Mousers, and that is about it. I hear the show is a fun ride, but when I first saw pics of Casey I was interested. It doesn’t hurt that these figures are modestly priced. So let’s see how this rates…
At first glance the sculpt is great. I love the details on the uniform. The hockey mask especially impressed me. You can see the stitching in the sweats, as well as all the folds in the clothing. All the sports armor gear looks great. I really like the arm guards.
Oh and that mask is removable! Underneath we have some wicked face painting. When I first saw him, all I could think was he was ready for a Misfits concert. Now that I think about it…he does walk the streets at night, and he goes where eagles dare!
Even the pants are sculpted well. The keys are a nice touch, but a bit of paint could have made them pop…aaand that is where we get the ball rolling on the nit picking…
though I doubt I could call this a nit pick…but the paint for his bandolier is only half done! I mean right when it gets to his back, it STOPS. Really?
To keep going, the clip that hold his weapons could have been something other than the white plastic…actually the weapons could have been more than white plastic…this kills me because they took the time to put other cool details, like the scarf in his back pocket. It makes me wonder also if the black plastic on his fore arms should have been skin, but I’ll chalk it up to the hoodie all his gear is covering. Also that weapons clip? Good luck actually holding the hockey stick. I’m sorry, but I really think they should have stuck with the golf back for the weapons. Plus we could have gotten a golf club.
Casey seems to run around on roller blades. This was a nice cool touch at first, but man it makes it a challenge for posing.
Still, we can get some nice action shots. For articulation, it’s not half bad. Shoulders, elbows and wrists for the arms. We even have a waist and limited neck swivel. The neck I had to work lose. Now the elbows and knees aren’t the deepest bends, but they do the job. Finally though, by the time I finished talking all these picks, some of the joints did work their way lose.
Ok, so this is no Figuart. But then it costs at least three times less than one. He does a TON more than the original one back in the day…so I’m happy with him. I may actually break out the ole D&D paints and do a bit of retouching as well. So if you want something that looks cool on the desk, or even a punk music action figure, go get this guy.