The Super Crayboth Mordireus came out a few months ago and the mostly-unpainted figure is actually quite nice. Do I need a bright pink unpainted Super Crayboth? No. Did I want one anyway? Yes. A few of this big guy got out this year, standing about 4-inches tall. For those who don't habla the Glyos, Onell Design's vinyl figures are sort of similar to a few Funko offerings. They're about the same height as the Pop! Vinyl figures and twice as wide, but are marketed similarly to the Hikari figures. (Also, Onell predated both by several years.) Basically it's a sturdy, squat figure with a low edition size and a known release date. You don't have to hunt, you don't have to pray - you just need to plan your night around them.
The figure is six pieces of vinyl with 5 glossy painted bits. His eyes, arm gun, and foot soles are black. There are no panel lines, and he looks like a giant, mutant version of the normal Crayboth figures sold over the last several years. There are 5 points of articulation and I can say there's only one thing that would make it better. And that's some sort of pink glow-in-the-dark vinyl. (This one doesn't glow in the dark - but if you have a black light bulb, you are in for a treat.)
The bright color tends to eat up some of the detail - but you basically know what to expect here. Lots of lines and segments, and figures like this make you mad that you do not already own a 3 3/4-inch Samus Aran figure to run around and fight it. The left hand is a claw with a little give to it, so he can hold small figures and pencils. Each arm and leg can move, as can the waist - and that's about it. Given the low run and large size of these figures, it's arguably worth it. It's big and beefy and supremely limited. However, it's also obscure, and obscurity doesn't necessarily mean that it's valuable. I've got a Devo bootleg record (on vinyl) that's limited to 500 pieces, is 35ish years old, and nobody cares. When it comes to toy collecting, rarity helps but it's mindshare and those hundred thousand dollar (or millions of dollar) marketing budgets that ultimately do a lot for long-term collectibility. If there were no Transformers cartoons and glow-in-the-dark pajamas, today they would be about as hot as Go-Bots.
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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