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Sunday, March 6, 2016
Minifigure Review: Boo from World of Nintendo by Jakks Pacific
Height: 1 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel shoulders
Non-Scalper Price: $3.50-$5 dollars
* I was really surprised to find that this little figure actually had any articulation at all. It's not much but, for a figure under 2 inches that I figures was a non-articulated minifigure, swivel shoulders are a pretty nice extra. Would you still call these shoulders on a ghost? Flippers, maybe? I'm not sure. What I do know is that they spin.
* Just the overall shape of the Boo is captured perfectly here. Boos have a very simple rounded, traditional ghost appearance. There's really not much required except that the shape be accurate, the paint be nice and white, and the texture be smooth. Jakks did right by Boo-lovers of all ages with this little guy.
* Not only does Boo's tongue playfully stick out of his mouth but his mouth is actually a hollow recess. This seems like a simple sculpt but a little detail like that adds some nice depth to the figure. I love the shape of his little fangs, too!
* The only real complaint I have about this little ghost is that he doesn't come with a stand of some sort. Boo has a flat spot on his stomach that allows the figure to stand on a surface without rolling, but a small clear stand to add some elevation would have been an excellent addition. Boo needs to hover eerily off the ground just a bit, y'know?
I haven't reviewed any other figures of Boo nor any other figures in the 2.5 inch World of Nintendo line, but I have reviewed some other ghost figures such as the Imaginext Ghost, the MOTUC Spirit of Grayskull, the Minimates Spectral Ghostbusters, one of the ghost kids from the Star Sweater Coraline figure set, and The Gruesome Ghost from Mad Monsters. If you're looking for more World of Nintendo fare, I've reviewed most of the 4 inch figures released:
Gravity Suit Samus
Link (Ocarina of Time)