Sunday, August 7, 2016

Minifigure Review: Stink Buzzard from Trash Bag Bunch by Galoob

 Recently I've been getting back into working to complete collections of older minifigures again. A few years back I finished my collection of G.U.T.S. and Mattel Mega Heroes (both Cyber Force and Judge Dredd) and recently I've turned my attention to a few other lines like M.U.S.C.L.E., Monster in My Pocket, and Trash Bag Bunch. I loved the Trash Bag Bunch as a kid (I've written about them before) and I'm kind of sold on them again because my little one seems to like them. She'll pull bags of minifigures out of my organizer and ask to take them to her room to set up. The Trash Bag Bunch has been fairly popular with her (she likes Junker, the werewolf like creature) so I've been picking up more. I recently acquired a lot of minifigures and the very cool seller threw in an extra Stink Buzzard for me. I actually have owned one as a kid (I've always called him Vomit Vulture for some reason) but now I have two. I've always thought of him as an army builder, anyways, so let's check this guy out, shall we?

 The Facts:

Height: 2 inches

Year of Release: 1991

* I love this guy's jaws! He just looks so ready for action. Something about his creepy glowing eyes also reminds me of my hero Mothman. This guy just looks like he's about to vomit toxic waste all over the good guys. Pure nastiness right here. Remember that old light-gun arcade game Area 51? This guy would have fit in perfectly there.

 * I'm still impressed by the amount of paint detail and sculpted textures on these figures. Check out how intricate Stink Buzzard's wings are. For a 2 inch tall minifigure from 1991, that's pretty impressive. There are a lot of colors here that definitely capture the neon-Lisa Frank inspired pallet of the early 1990s. He also has this really weird goose flesh texture on his legs.
 I've always liked this guy and I'm glad to have another. The Stink Buzzards make excellent army builders for the evil Trashors! This is a really fun figure and, if you've never paid much attention to this line, they're definitely worth a look. This guy gets a Great and a 1/2 from me as the paint, sculpt, and design all just come together to form something horrifically wonderful!

I've reviewed a couple of other Trash Bag Bunch figures on here, including:


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