Height: 7 inches
Articulation: Swivel feet, calve swivels, swivel/hinge knees, ball jointed hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a balljointed neck.
Accessories: Cleaver, pig mask, and a Dollotron mask.
Sculpted by: Gentle Giant Studios
Non-Scalper Price: $22-$25 dollars
* Professor Pyg's not a character who needed a ton of articulation but I'd say he's as poseable as anyone else in the line. I've been pleased with how sturdy these figures feel, especially considering where DC Collectibles was just a few years ago when they were experiencing rampant breakage problems. Pyg is solid and you can really have a lot of fun with him.
Obsessed with perfection, Professor Pyg covers his own face with a bizarre pig mask. He kind of feels like a character from the Manhunt or Hostel series, but he does add some nice variety to the types of supervillains Batman usually fights. Professor Pyg's pig mask is removable and fits securely over his face. There's something just a bit creepy about terrifying people wearing animal masks, isn't there?
*Underneath the mask, you can find the true visage of Professor Pyg (real name Lazlo Valentin). Pyg has a great sour looking visage with some less than subtle skin alterations, but doesn't he sort of look oddly familiar to you? To my eyes he looks like a cross between Tim Curry, Mads Mikkelsen, and Lips Manliss from Dick Tracy. Just creepier, and less handsome than the first two actors mentioned.
* It's tough to see in pictures, but Professor Pyg is actually wearing a clear plastic apron over his dressy clothes. This really just completes the effect: A blood speckled clear apron over some dress clothes that have been hastily pulled up to prevent them from getting stained just screams that this guy is out to kill anyone he meets, doesn't it? I'm totally getting a Leatherface vibe here, too. I wonder if that was intentional?
* Professor Pyg also comes with a Dollotron mask. It's not really intended for Pyg to wear (it's more of a side accessory) but it looks really cool. It's sculpted with lots of creepy little cracks and given a dirty paint wash along with some bloody looking smudges. This is an awesome piece! It stays on via a small elastic string, so you could use it on any number of figures.
unhinged effect, Professor Pyg is wearing crocs. Yup. Crocs. Blood stained, yellow crocs. I love it. Professor Pyg might care about perfection in an abstract sense, but fashion and dignity have gone flying out the flipping window. What's really cool, though, is that the crocs are articulated. Well, his feet are, anyways. The place where his feet plugs into the croc? That's actually a swivel joint. How wild is that?
* While Valentin was a gifted scientist and surgeon, he's now a deranged madman who sometimes uses a meat cleaver. The meat cleaver looks awesome and fits in either of Pyg's blood spattered, rubber glove wearing hands. I love the blood spatter effects here, by the way. They look very realistic.
* My only complaint with Professor Pyg is less of a problem and more of a warning: Be careful with the strap that keeps the pig mask on his head. It seems like it has the potential to be a bit fragile, so exercise caution hen taking it on and off. Otherwise, I don't have any problems with this figure. He's incredible!