for those who may have forgotten or didn't know, monday is sale day for the mattel andre fig.
i'm fighting great reservations on buying... i LOVE andre and have been supportive of a super articulated version since we started getting SA figs. and i've been happier w/ mattel's wwe stuff than most of their non-wwe stuff in the last couple years.
the face sculpt is bad. it's just not andre. not even close. and despite the advertising that this is the largest WWE fig they've ever made, it sure as hell looks like the big show buck to me. and while andre wasn't titanically larger than show, he was differently proportioned enough to warrant his own buck... after all, he IS the eighth wonder of the world! putting him on a buck body is already disrespectful. and really, like, if he actually is noticeably bigger than show, is that right? he was only about 4 inches taller at his tallest, but he was on crutches at that point and wouldn't have been seen completely upright anyways. the guy was titanic in spirit, sure, but if the actual fig came out like swamp thing sized, that would seem cool in one sense, and yet lame in another... so what's the right answer? i have 24 hours to decide, but i really feel like i may pass.
Prying open my third eye