The Super Crayboth Standard has been years in the making - various "King Crayboth" concepts showed up on the Onell Design blogs as teases here and there, so the debut of this mold - along with 7 new and 1 rereleased standard Crayboth - was a bit of a shock to the system, as well as the wallet. Never before have this many new Crayboth figures been plopped at once, so it was certainly another fast sell-through.
Much like the lost project from many moons ago, this figure is basically a bigger, more complicated version of the tiny mini figures.
Made of 6 pieces (2 arms, 2 legs, lower torso, upper torso/head) the green menace stands a hair over 4-inches tall and actually pops apart rather easily. Fans of Onell Design vinyl may recall popping apart Rigs, Armodocs, and the like are often a hassle and sometimes require more than a little force, but this guy? It's a snap to get him apart.
The enlarged sculpt is quite ornate - he keeps the right hand cannon of the original, and the three-clawed left hand too. The two-toed design is also retained, with more ridges and knobs on his body. The head is less bug-like, without the ornate carapace - everything fits together more easily. The arms are angled forward, and teh figure appears to have two additional pink eyes, although these may not be eyes - you never know with Onell Design. The designs probably make perfect sense if you designed them, but to an outsider this is a very alien being - the head has objects which could be a mouth, but it's hard to say. A tail-like protrusion on the critter's posterior is also presumably present, but it's tough to know exactly what the anatomy of these spore-born aliens truly is at this point.
While the menu on ordering these figures say each one is made of 11 parts, I only count 6 - at $25 you aren't getting as many pieces as you did with the Armodocs, but you get a lot more than you did with a Rig. Because I dig the Crayboth, I dig these - but due to the much higher price I don't know if I can afford to go all-in on them forever. I strongly advise snagging one of them just because they're nifty, but odds are you won't need dozens. The design is simpler and more toy-like, plus the vinyl connectivity seems to work better here than on any other figure. Other than the price, you've got no reason to skip this one.
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