I'm biased - it's worth mentioning HEAP creator Seth Longmire is a longtime friend - we've written every week or more for years. His newish HEAP Glow Head looks a lot like the Gee Two HEAP [FOTD #2,344], but here's the twist - it's molded in color. The Gee Two version was molded in black with green and purple paint. The Glow Head version has green and glitter in it, but it's all baked in the vinyl. For that reason no two are exactly alike, because the guy who molded them swirled in the green glow plastic during a process that looked a lot like making a banana split.
The design type should look familiar, as a ton of wind-up robots and movie robots dating back decades have these big bodies with claw hands and a big head. The head is molded in glow-in-the-dark plastic, which does a pretty good job of showing sculpted detail but does not photograph well in the dark. It's low and slow, and weirdly kind of white - it's spooky, I like it. Some greens are really bright, but the green plastic swirled into the black vinyl body shines a little bit brighter in person and both look pretty good. Neither showed up on camera particularly well.
The design is great, with charming claw hands and big buttons on his chest and some legs that look like an old tin robot. But what really knocked my socks off was the swirly plastic vinyl glitter. The green has been drizzled in with little bits of glitter that look more like intricate, intentionally painted nebulae rather than some sort of ice cream topping. If you get in close the green looks like clouds of gas with glitter appearing like little stars. The "Seth Longmire" logo under the feet looks particularly great with the green and glitter in there.
You can pop the jointed head right off and have a figure inside. Or a small flashlight. It lights up nicely, but it's opaque enough that you can't see a figure driving it around. I've found Kenner's 1990s sizes - think Batman or Jurassic Park humans - fit inside particularly well, and it's a fun toy to keep around on your desk to hide things.
For a $25 figure that is made in tiny numbers, I'd recommend it. It's a good design, it's sturdy, and I don't know of a heck of a lot of figures with a galaxy baked into the vinyl. If you have a lot of other action figures to play with a HEAP as a toy vehicle, I think you'll enjoy it.
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