Saturday, January 28, 2017

Minifigure Review: Sewerot from Trash Bag Bunch by Galoob

 I'm always excited to add another Trash Bag Bunch figure to my collection and today I'm showing off Sewerot, one of the Trashors. These came out in 1991 and I actually owned a fair number of them as a kid. This is one I never had, though, so there's a really cool, special kind of nostalgia that comes with adding a figure like this to my childhood collection. Since the Trash Bag Bunch only had the thinnest of premises, I've kind of been writing some biographical elements for these guys. Looking at Sewerot, I'm thinking that these are army builder styled troops, commanded by the evil Trasher! Let's take a closer look at them after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 2 1/4 inches

Original Year of Release: 1991
 The Positives:

 * I love the headsculpt of the Sewerot. Doesn't he kind of look like Abe Sapien from Hellboy? This guy came out about three years before Abe Sapien, so he's clearly not based on Abe Sapein, though; Was Mike Mignola a fan of the Trash Bag Bunch? Who knows? This is a great looking minifigure, though.

 * The Sewerot is posed in a pretty normal, neutral pose, which actually works really well for an army builder. I also like that he's toting a pipewrench. That just seems like a nasty weapon, don't you think?

 * I wasn't that big of a fan of the neon speckling on Dr. Sheen, but I'm loving the spray effect on Sewerot. I'm also loving the loud and proud purple and yellow color scheme. There are actually a few different shades of purple and yellow here, so that just adds to the fairly complex paintwork for a minifigure that's over 25 years old.

 I like this guy way more than I thought I would. When I've always seen him on cardbacks or online pictures, I thought he seemed kind of boring. In person, though, he's pretty cool. A nice simple pose, impressive sculpt, and a really eye catching paintjob make Sewerot a Great minifigure. I now only need 6 of these guys to complete my set, which is one of my goals for 2017! Wish me luck!
First: To the right is a picture my little one took all by herself. Not bad, right? Pretty good job for a 3 year old.

Second: Here are some other Trash Bag Bunch figures I've reviewed:

Trash Bag Bunch by Galoob (1991)
Dr. Sheen 
Junk Jackal
Prof. Garboff
Stink Buzzard
White Washer


  1. As a child I was lucky enough to actually score two Trash Bag Bunch figures in a single bag, Sewerot here and Wastor, which really made my Easter (there was a slim chance of getting two figures in any given bag advertised on the blister card packaging if I remember right). My younger brother and I used to have a small collection of these figures, but I think I only have one or two left as an adult. I agree that the Trash Bag Bunch was a mighty cool line with a neat gimmick.

    Did you know there was a second series (a mix of new figures and recolored old ones) that was released in limited quantities? [And they'll cost you a small fortune to acquire if you want them, lol]:

    1. Oh my gosh! I get to say something I've always wanted to say. Ready?

      "What a story, Mark!"

      Anyways, that is actually really cool. I remember seeing that promo, too, and always hoped I'd be luck enough to pull. I do know there is a second series, although the prices are insane on those! I'm pretending they don't exist for my sanity. ;)


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