Thursday, October 28, 2021

31 Days of Toy Terror: Skeletober! Gelatinous Cube #576 from POP! Games: Dungeons & Dragons by Funko


   Skeletober continues with a look at a... Gelatinous Cube? Wait, isn't a Gelatinous Cube like the complete opposite of a skeleton? Skeletons are hard, solid, and bony while Gelatinous Cubes are soft, squishy, viscous, and gelatinous. Wait! What's in the middle of this cube of ooze? A skull! Hey, it not fits out theme for October! We're big fans of Dungeons & Dragons and I bought the Gelatinous Cube as a little surprise for my wife last year. I love POP! vinyls that are kind of atypical and I thought she'd enjoy the cute, stylized take on one of the deadly creatures from the Monster Manual. The Gelatinous Cube has been sitting on our game shelf with the rest of our D7D books and since I pass by it so often I knew it would make a great review for this month. The Gelatinous Cube is a well known and feared creature in the realm of Dungeons & Dragons and it even made an appearance in last year's excellent Pixar film Onward. Let's take a look at the Funko POP! vinyl Gelatinous Cube #576 after the break...

The Facts:
Height: 3 1/8ths inches

Articulation: None

Accessories: None

Original Retail Price: $15 dollars

The Positives:
* IN D&D the Gelatinous Cube is a 10x10x10 cube of acidic ooze that moves through dungeons absorbing and digesting everything it comes across. Here, it's a 3 inch-ish cube. While there is no articulation is does look fantastic as it's a translucent cube with the remains of an unfortunate explorer still trapped inside. The effect is amazing and the Gelatinous Cube looks amazing on a display shelf. It's just a truly eye-catching piece.

* The outside of the cube is sculpted with what looks like drips and such to show how the cube is always oozing along. It's a great effect and it just looks fantastic. Seriously, it's an amazing piece.
* The biggest piece trapped inside of the Gelatinous Cube is a skull. It's rendered in a traditional POP! vinyl style and it has lots of little cracks and such on it. Who knows how long this poor hero has been digesting inside of the cube? There are a couple random bones and maybe some coins or other pieces of random junk floating inside as well.

* There's also a sword in here. Think it's still any good?

* The other side of the Gelatinous Cube has another coin or item, a battle-damaged shield, and a key. Imagine needing that key to progress in the dungeon your in! Yikes!
   Sometimes there are toys that just jump out at you because they're too darn cool to fully express why you like them. That's how I feel about the Gelatinous Cube. I didn't review it last year since I technically bought it as a gift for my life but I find myself admiring the darn thing so much I decided it would probably make it onto the site at some point. This is an Epic piece! It was originally intended for Emerald City Comic-Con 2020 and as a GameStop shared exclusive but since that never happened it was sold online and at GameStop. Need something weird for your gaming shelf? Try tracking one of these bad things down.
This is the first Gelatinous Cube I've reviewed on the site. For more POP! Games reviews check out the following:



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    1. I think it's one of the most creative POP! vinyls I've seen.

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    1. It really is. The Gelatinous Cube is hilarious as a POP! vinyl.

  3. I read year-round and drop in on occasion but wanted to say thanks for being part of the Countdown to Halloween this year!
    This really is a great Pop for not being a traditional Pop figure.

    Your Countdown co-host, Dex

    1. Very happy to have been part of the countdown.

      I always love seeing the non-traditional POP! figures. They often end up being some of the best ones released.


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