Jan 28, 2020

It came from the Toy Chest: MOTUCpocalypse Part 1: Karg

The William Stout wave is the end of Classics and I'm not going to wait until December to review these guys. I chose Karg to start because theoretically speaking he's the weakest of the bunch. He's basically a repaint of the previous Karg figure with a different hook.

One of Skeletor's henchmen in the 1987 movie. He looks like a crossover between a bat and Tina Turner...  if Tina Turner was a pirate. He was an unofficial replacement to trap jaw due to the hook hand and he was off-limits to Mattel. Super7 somehow managed to make him both the comic / newspaper strip and the movie version. I don't know how they did it but I'm glad they did.

While the figure is literally a Karg repaint, I'm not going to be that Lazy by copying and pasting the previews karg review.  There is no real difference in the articulation between both Karg figures. Having a hinged wrist is nice, but the hinge is in the wrong direction. A "sword aloft" hinge would've been better.

Paint and sculpt:
Sadly he didn't get any real Improvement in the sculpt. The Quilted pants would've been a welcome addition but alas.  the new Hook is a welcome addition and the paint job is pretty good on him. I hate the super soft hook.

Freaking same as the previous figure. How can he dual wield it says he only has one hand? I know they didn't have anything to add, but come on!

Karg gets a 4.17 as his final score. A new hook hand does not justify this repaint at a higher price point. It literally feels like they KNEW this wave was coming and forced us to double dip on Karg.

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