Apparently I can get me some satisfaction. It took a few decades, but the Satisfaction Bob Casale from Devo figure now exists as a 3 3/4-inch release and it's pretty good. Mark Mothersbaugh [FOTD #2,659] was slightly better with separately molded glasses and a head molded in skin tone, but Bob is about what you might expect. His face is painted, so you might see a nose ding. The yellow molded body looks great, and so do the hands and shoes. He can hold the guitar just fine, and he does a good job looking like a futuristic figure from the past - you can't ask for much more than that.
Ed Repka's painting is packaged on a cardback that looks like it came right out of the video. From a distance, it's pretty much photo-realistic - it's superb and you'll feel bad opening it. It's yellow and modeled after the "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" album cover that, most likely, is older than you are. (You should get it, too.) It's bright and vibrant, with a faux signature over the misshapen bubble so he can hold his guitar without opening the packaging. That's a little weird - most figures of this era would just tape the accessory to the side, yet this one has him posed out holding it and an added plastic tray to hold him in place.
As with most of these figures, he stands well and can sit like a champ. Go ahead and put him in your old Kenner vehicles - he'll fit. The detail is good and the wrinkles on the suit are convincingly retro. The printed "DEVO" on the suit is super-sharp, and the guitar deco is also arguably too good for an actual vintage figure... but that's OK, it's still excellent.
I found the strap on the guitar to disconnect at the neck pretty easily - your mileage may vary. It holds just fine, but if you keep touching it or moving his arms, it may come loose. Mercifully, it's easy to reconnect.
If you're only buying one Devo figure from Super7 to keep carded, it should probably be this one - it's bouncy and captures the band's vibe quite nicely. But I'd just recommend them all because the two I've seen so far are good and I have no reason to expect the next one won't also be awesome. I am a little concerned that in a few year there may be full-band sets from each album and that might get expensive - but that's a future problem. Today you can get a Devo Bob Casale in a yellow tyvek suit for twenty bones and it's charming. It's fun. It delivers everything you might expect from this kind of product - so get it, spuds.
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