Today is the last installment of Ferociously Furry February, a month long tribute to Grizzlor, and I'm finishing the month up strong by checking out the NECA Grizzlor mini statue from 2006. I've talked about the history of this line before but it still fascinates and impresses me how NECA ad the Four Horsemen worked together to get these mini statues made. And yes, these really are mini statues rather than true action figures as they have no articulation. The popular fan word for these has been staction, a portmanteau of "Static" and "Action" referring to the fact that these are designed and accessorized to fit in with Mattel's 2002/ 200x toyline. When Mattel discontinued the line they had left out lots of important characters from the show as well as the Horde, most of the Snake Men, and some vintage characters who never made their way into the line. These are some of the most exciting MOTU products out there in my opinion as the Four Horsemen went all out with some clever redesigns of these beloved characters. Grizzlor is one of my favorite stactions as the Four Horsemen really took the vintage toy and changed it up, making Grizzlor less of a wild animal and more of a terrifying hunter. I think he still captures everything I loved about the vintage toy but added a cunningness and intelligence to the character that made him a bit more chilling. Let's take a look at Grizzlor after the break...
If you're a Grizzlor groupie then check out the
the MOTUC Grizzlor and
the alternate 200X
Grizzlor head from the Heads of Eternia pack, the ReAction Grizzlor, Grizzlor
(Dark Variant), and Grizzlor
(Toy Variant), the Grizzlor minifigure from the M.U.S.C.L.E. Trash
Can Wave 4 (Slime), the Keshi Surprise! Grizzlor
(red) and Grizzlor (blue), the POP! vinyl Grizzlor
#40 and Grizzlor
#40 (Flocked), and the Club Grayskull Grizzlor.