Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Toy Review: Kickstarter Edition Morgon XL Resin Figure by Motorbot

Toy Review: Kickstarter Edition Morgon XL Resin Figure by Motorbot

After a series of crazy experiments, Motorbot has transformed his well dressed monster Morgon into the hulking behemoth Morgon XL! I’m actually not sure what Motorbot is calling his newest 5” resin figure, but you’ll definitely want to be picking one up the next time he makes these available for purchase. I received the colorway you see here as part of my reward for helping to fund his Kickstarter project and couldn’t believe how big it was.

Toy Review: Kickstarter Edition Morgon XL Resin Figure & Black & White Formaldehyde Face Resin Figure by Motorbot

For a 5” rotocasted figure, it’s got some real weight and heft to it. What’s really shocking is how much bigger the Morgon XL looks compared to the OG 4” Morgon. I was hoping to take a photo of the two figures next to each other, when I realized I don’t actually own the original Morgon resin figure. Instead I took the photo of Morgon XL with a Formaldehyde Face (which shares the same body as the OG Morgon) for a size comparision. I’ve also taken a photo of the new Morgon Xl with a Kidrobot 8” Dunny and a Super7 6” Mummy Boy for size comparison. As a collector first, I always think it’s helpful to see pics comparing the new toy with a standard sized figure I can use as a point of reference.

Toy Review: Kickstarter Edition Morgon XL Resin Figure by Motorbot with Super7 6 Inch Mummy Boy & Kidrobot 8 Inch Dunny

To be honest, I don't know if I would have bought this figure on its own. But after playing with it for a few days, I have to say the new Morgon XL is a really cool medium sized monster figure and a great addition to my collection. If there was one thing I was surprised by it is the fact that the Morgon XL has no articulation. That’s not really a big deal to me (and it doesn’t affect the toy’s aesthetic), but I’ve come to expect at least one point of articulation from Motorbot’s medium and large scale figures. If nothing else, this just goes to show how good Motobot is at sculpting and casting resin, and how high he’s set the bar. Who else in the toy community is consistently producing resin figures in a variety of sizes with multiple points of articulation? I really can’t think of anyone other than Texas' own Motorbot!

To see more of Motorbot's creepy creatures, check out the Deadbear Studios online store. And keep your eyes peeled to TheBlotSays.com for the next Morgon XL release!
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