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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Action Figure Review: Dr. Wily from Mega Man by Funko
Height: 4 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged knees, balljointed hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.
Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars
* I love how animated and stylized Dr. Wily looks. He's just really colorful and fun, not unlike an early 1990s cartoon based toy. He definitely reminds me of the Playmates or various Disney based toys of that era. While he's dressed in pretty standard blue jeans, a lab coat, and a red tie, little touched like the softer plastic of his lab coat and the slightly crooked tie definitely help Dr. Wily to seem a bit more unique. Overall the paint work is quite clean and neat.
* The headsculpt is what really sells the figure, however. Check out that grin! That's pure deviousness right there, folks. His over the top hair, massive cleft chin, and scheming eyebrows add so much character. This guy is really a very fun figure despite not really having any features on paper that make him seem incredibly exciting. It's all about the personality, man!
* Dr. Wily isn't Spider-Man but he still has more articulation than you might expect and it all feels fairly sturdy and well made. His legs are really just for getting him standing competently but his head and arms really do help give him some greatly expressive gestures.
Bowser, Ganondorf, the giant Metroid, and the S.H. Figuarts Team Rocket. He's a Good and a 1/2 figure of a character you probably don't already own in plastic form. I'm curious to see where Funko takes this line, as they have a bad habit of being one and done with the properties they acquire. We'll see what happens!
If you're interested in more Dr. Wily I've also reviewed the M.U.S.C.L.E. version of Dr. Wily from Mega Man Pack C.