Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Curse of 31 Days of Toy Terror: Restless Ghoul from Big Bucket of Monsters

   Today's installment of The Curse of 31 Days of Toy Terror is another figure from the Big Bucket of Monsters, a generic minifigure set that I picked up loose from The Creature's Crypt in Fort Mill, SC. There are quite a few figures in the set so I've been "scarefully" selecting the ones that I find the creepiest and the spookiest to show off for my little October toy marathon. Of course, since these are generic minifigures I'm having to give them names, too, but I'm trying to be as generic as possible so anyone searching for information on these minifigures can find them. Today I'm looking at one of the pieces from this series that really caught my eye: A simple wooden cross marking a grave with a skeletal hand popping out of the ground. It's a cool concept and quite different in composition from what we usually see with most minifigures. Let's take a closer look at this neat minifigure mini-diorama that I'm calling "Restless Ghoul." More spooky fun after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 1 1/2 inches

* I love that this is more of a mini-diorama rather than a traditional minifigure. It's very cool to be able to set this down with a group of minifigures to add some more mood to the scene. The dirt is pretty simple but the wood grain texture on the cross is pretty nice for a figure this small. The plastic on these is very solid and firm.

* From the back you can see the skeletal hand better. You can even see a bit of the torn sleeve that the Restless Ghoul was buried in.
   For its sheer uniqueness alone, I'm giving the Restless Ghoul a Great and a 1/2. The various minifigures from the Big Bucket of Monsters are really well done and offer a nice variety of creatures and little set piece items such as this to keep things fresh. The sculpt is really crisp too, something you don't always see in generic lines like this. I purchased these loose by the piece, so I still don't know which company produced them. If you know, please let me know! I'd love to give them some credit!

I've also reviewed Dracula from the Big Bucket of Monsters.

If you're looking for more toys from the various years of 31 Days of Toy Terror, check them out here!

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