Sunday, April 7, 2019

Action Figure Review: Frankenghost from The Worst by Super7

    It's taken me a while but I'm finally getting around to reviewing the last figure in series 2 of The Worst: Frankenghost! Initially Frankenghost was the figure I was most looking forward to in this series as he's just a great blend of coolness with equal parts Frankenstein and poltergeist mixed together with translucent plastic and eerie red eyes. Having him in hand I'm not sure I like him as much as I thought I would but I still really do like him. The Worst is definitely one of the coolest toylines Super7 is putting out and I hope we see some cool repaints of the Series 2 crew and an even crazier Series 3 in the future. For now, let's check out Frankenghost after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 3 3/4ths inches

Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head.

Accessories: None

Non-Scalper Price: $15 dollars
 The Positives:

* First things first, you gotta recognize that Frankenghost is molded in translucent plastic. Most of the figure is molded in a smoky plastic while the head and hands are translucent green. The body clearly has a lot of intricate sculpting here since Frankenghost is wearing a traditional Frankenstein's monster suit while wrapped in chains but it is a bit harder to notice with the darker colors. Holding him up to some light really helps show off the sculpt.

* The headsculpt is creepy as well. Again, it's tough to see but the detail is there and those eerie red eyes really seal the deal on this guy. Does he have a metal jaw? It looks like it to me.

 * If you've ever picked up a retro figure like this, you know what to expect: 5 points of articulation and all swivel joints. He feels quite well made and sturdy and definitely of a better quality than some of the earlier Funko ReAction figures that Funko put out. Super7 has been very consistent in the quality of their ReAction lines.

 * If you read this site regularly, you know that packaging has to be pretty special for me to bother mentioning it. The Worst has some incredible card art and is absolutely worth mentioning. Featuring illustrations of the characters by Ed Repka, a prominent illustrator of album covers, these cards really bring these characters to life. Without this art and a glimpse into the "idealized" versions of The Worst, I don't think these figures would have half the appeal they do. As it stands, the card art is one of the best parts of the figure.

* I love the little locks and chains all over this guy. He's kind of got the traditional ghost/ Jacob Marley thing going on, doesn't he? Or the Ghost of the Alamo.
 The Negatives:

* I like the ball and chain that Frankenghost is toting but I wish it were a separate accessory rather than a permanently sculpted part of the figure's foot. 
   Frankenghost is a cool figure and I have no doubt that he'll be the favorite figure from The Worst series 2 for many folks. That being said, I do wish his details were a bit more visible, possibly through using some lighter colored plastic for his torso with darker paint for the chains. Having his ball and chain as a separate accessory would have been welcome, too. Still I love the creativity here and there is no doubt that Frankenghost has a lot of shelf presence. This is a Good and a 1/2 figure and another cool addition to the line. I'm really curious to see what future repaints of this guy Super7 releases in the future.

This is the first figure of Frankenghost I've reviewed. For more figures from The Worst check out the following:
Batula (Midnight Special)
Black Falcon (Midnight Special)
Captain Deadstar
Cortex Commander
Gas Phantom (Midnight Special)
Red Tiger
Robot Reaper (Midnight Special) 
Snake Tut (Midnight Special) 
Werewolf Biker 
X-2 (The Unknown) (Midnight Special) 


  1. I love all of The Worst figures as well. Have to agree about Frankie would have been cool if the ball & chain was a clip on piece since he does not come with any accessories.

    1. Yeah. Have you seen the new version that went up for preorder? He's cast in translucent blue. BBTS ha these up for a few days then took the pages down, although my preorder is still showing up.

  2. Cool figure. Can't believe I missed out on Cortex.

    1. BBTS had the proerders for the next et of repaints up. They've taken them down it seems, though the one figure I preordered (Frankenghost in clear blue) is still showing up. The new Cortex Commander is in a white uniform. He looks pretty sharp, really.


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