This is kind of bonkers. I got to announce the Ghostbusters Slimer and companion Marshmallow Man at Comic-Con in San Diego a few months ago and I was smitten with the format, which gives you the collectible vinyl figure you probably love or hate with the aesthetics of Lalaloopsy, a line of mostly plastic dolls that also look like they were knit. The whole gag of "Handmade by Robots" is that these are plastic figures that merely look plush. The Coop did a good job on tricking the eye with its prototypes and renders, and the final mostly carries it all through. The 4-inch tall Slimer is molded in green and painted just right to give the texture its look, but I would argue there's just a tiny bit more paint than needed.
Molded in pale green, Slimer has some darker green shading that looks really nice - I wish he was entirely in that darker color! His sculpted teeth, tongue, and mouth are all painted amazingly well to sell the illusion of this being an insane person's knit project. You can see the textures for the fake fabric quite easily, and the stitched button eyes are a much easier sell. The eyebrows don't have quite the same texture as the renders, but it still looks neat - I just can't quite put my finger on what the material is supposed to be there.
While most of the figure is made out of the same material, the flexible silicone-like rubbery tag on the bottom helps keep Slimer upright - and it's fun to flick around. The top has a barcode and a brand logo, while the bottom is blank. The bottom of the toy has a printed "Inspected with Care" graphic, which further sells the idea that this is a plush toy made by cold, unfeeling mechanical beings. This is why it's awesome.
While not a toy - the box lists it as a "decoration" - this is a fine desk accessory. You're not going to play much with it, but The Coop did add in a little something - the mouth is partially hollow. If you like, you could probably cram hot dogs or other strangeness in his mouth as the roof of it is somewhat raised. Anything you shove in there will likely need support, but it's better than a facade. For the first attempts at a figure in this format, the manufacturers picked a good license and did a great job - I can't wait to see how the next licenses turn out!
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