Thursday, March 16, 2006

Mad Monster Plastic

Well, I got my new Funko set of Fantastic Plastic Mad Monster Party vinyl figures a few days ago, and I'm quite pleased. Despite Diamond Comics claim that the figures are based on drawings by "Jack Harris", they are, in fact, designed by legendary MAD Magazine artist Jack Davis... how a supposedly knowledgable comic book distributor could get that wrong is beyond me! Most of you know by now how fond I am of this 1967 Rankin/Bass feature, and, other than the Wolfman sculpt, I think these beauties come very close to capturing the chilling charm of the films stars. Funko also has great figures of the aforementioned Big Gruesome and Little Gruesome from Wacky Races, and an absolutely humongous, glow-in-the-dark Rat Fink! Dig it, fiends!