What is a Scarecroodle?
~It's a catchier and more memorable name than Scarecrow, which is generally taken anyway. Scarecrow, being a fear-related villain with a catchy costume, is probably one of my all-time favorite villains (just not the movie version).
Beyond that, I'm just your average, run of the mill editor for Tomopop (Destructoid's less successful sibling) and mostly cover western releases.
What does a Scarecroodle like?
~I love fighting games, platformers, horror, and anime. I also collect a lot of Marvel/DC stuff, but most of that interest stems from the old cartoons/movies and the comic interest only came because I thought some of the figures looked insane. Figure-wise, I think the 6\" scale is probably the ideal size for figures. At that size they can make nice display pieces, sick detail, and joints that don't break (like in the crappy smaller scales).
I'm also a massive fan of the really small scales because it usually allows for a lot of incredible-looking scenery (check out stuff like Warhammer, etc). I would love to really get into sculpting, but I'm kinda clumsy which doesn't work well when things need to be exact.
I'd really like to get into statues (because the detailing and paint is usually good), but the pricing is more than a little daunting and you don't get as much variety out of them whereas figures can be posed into elaborate set-ups or whatever.
Yeah, because this things are already sold in sooooooooo many other places >_>
There are so many things wrong with this picture, starting with the fact that he shouldn't be sold separately in the first place given that he's a static piece of translucent blue plastic meaning his production costs should be a fraction of the others in the line. Of course, the exclusivity makes some sense in this regard if they're predicting him to be a poor seller because of it.
While I doubt that I'll bother to pick him up, the Lightning Gremlin still looks pretty neat. The link shows how closely it mirrors an in-movie shot, an effect mildly bungled by how the base was incorporated into the figure. I can't help but feel had they placed a little more of his torso above that the effect would be the better for it. The use of what looks to be layering sheets of plastic is an interesting touch which will likely make him the most artistic or creative figure in the line.
Given that TRU exclusives are notoriously hard to find in a TRU (or, at least, in the ones in my metro) your best bet might be waiting for him to be listed on their website or paying a mark-up elsewhere. While I can't say that I'll be in a rush to get this one myself, it's something I could still see myself caving on because it's Gremlins (damn you nostalgia!)
This I'm a bit more stoked for, considering that Mattel is likely to never do a comic version of the character although I guess we'll always have the DC Direct Hush version as well (which technically is the better fit).
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