Height: 3 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head.
Year of Release: 2019
Original Retail Price: $18 dollars
* Super7 always has stellar packaging and Monster comes on a really colorful card that feels very nostalgic due to it's neon color scheme. There's also a picture of the original toy on there, which I just love. He looks so cuddly!
* I think Super7 did a pretty admirable job of turning a stuffed animal into an action figure. He might be a little bit more modern looking than many of their efforts but I think he's perfect. I love how bright and colorful he is, particularly his bright blue fur. The belly is also really nicely done. The original toy's stomach felt like a corduroy-like material so the texturing here nicely captures the look of the original My Pet Monster.
* The headsculpt is excellent! It's got to be pretty tough to make a monster both "monsteriffic" and adorable, but American Greetings nailed it and Super7 faithfully interpreted their work. He looks just like I remember with lots of cool features and bright colors.
* The middle links of Monster's chain are made of a rubbery plastic, so give them a gentle tug and they break apart. Just like on the vintage! When I first opened this guy I didn't realize this feature actually worked so discovering it was ana amazing surprise.
* Like most other ReAction figures Monster has five points of articulation. They're the same five you would expect from a vintage Kenner toy: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head. He's quite fun to play with and feels very sturdy, too. He's also small enough to put in your pocket, so you can have a My Pet Monster in My Pocket.
Best of the Rest list for 2019. I'm glad to have him now, though, and while he's not truly a toy made before 2000 he definitely is nostalgic and pays tribute to one of my childhood favorites. My Pet Monster is a Great figure and another fun ReAction toy to add to your horror collection. Or your monster collection. Or your My Littlest Pet Shop collection. Honestly, he goes well anywhere.
This is the first My Pet Monster I've reviewed on the site.