It came! It came! It finally came!
Not really finally, I suppose. I happened to luck into an eBay auction finishing the Wednesday, or Thursday before last… so it actually got here pretty fast. Anything less than 2 weeks to cross the border is practically unheard of for me.
It’s in much better condition than I expected to see it in. The seller really downplayed the condition. One corner’s in rough shape, and there are some pretty obvious bending that happened above the bubble… but it’s a couple years shy of 30 that this figure’s been in there. I’m super impressed at how clear the original bubble still is. About half of my old MOC bubbles are pretty yellow.
I’m also really impressed with the colouring. Spikor’s head and torso covering were made with a softer–or maybe just more porous–solid chunk of rubber than many of the other figures. From what I’ve seen he gets much more discoloured than your average MotU figure, because he’s kinda like God of War‘s Kratos… the dust just sticks to him. I’ve never tried washing a loose Spikor because, generally speaking, water ruins MotU figures legs, and Spikor’s legs are among the weakest to begin with. But with no dust getting into the sealed bubble, this figure is surprisingly bright and shiny.
Anyway, I now have a Mint-On-Card Spikor from the original line. As far as I know, that means I now have a mint-on-card or mint-in-box version of each commercially released Spikor. I recently rearranged a lot of the toys/games/etc in my Man-Boy Cave, and left a nice spot on the wall for it.
The auction included the Zoloworld case, which I’ve heard lots about, but have never actually tried. I’m pretty impressed with it, actually. It seems very solid, and does a really great job displaying the card and figure, without taking up that much more wall space. I’m not impressed enough to throw down 5 bucks per figure for my Star Wars figs, but I might throw down the $30 it would take to do my carded MotU/MotuC/PoP figures, Someday™.
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