Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Toy Review DC Signature Collection Monsieur Mallah and The Brain By Mattel

Hot diggity damn! It’s about time I did a video review, right?
Well believe me, it’s not something I ever intended on doing. I don’t care much for video reviews, as experiencing them is not as flexible as a written review. I can read something almost literally anywhere. But I can only watch videos in certain situations. And I don’t particularly like watching internet videos anyway. I know that makes me sound like some kind of maladjusted freak, but it’s true.
            The reason I am going to be doing video reviews for the foreseeable future – likely the next three months or so – is that I have a trainee at work. I just don’t have the time to write that I once had. I can fit a few things in here and there, but I can’t just sit and write for eight of the twelve hours of my shifts anymore.
I have to say, though, that these video reviews are somewhat less time-consuming. The first two I have done took me roughly twenty minutes each. Maybe thirty if you include writing the accompanying pieces – which I feel obligated to write; I’m not just posting a link to a video. I haven’t descended that far yet.
But it’s a whole lot easier to sit down with the figure and just say what I think about it.
I basically only know these two characters from Batman: Brave and the Bold and Young Justice. But when you put a gorilla together with a brain in a jar I’m pretty much sold. Throw their gay love in on top of that and you’ve got an irresistibly weird pairing that I was more than happy to be purchasing as part of the Club Infinite Earths subscription.

Since I am covering all of my old categories in the review, I’m just going to throw the detail pictures in below and then some notes about anything I might have forgotten to mention. I’ll still put the final score at the bottom.
  • The Brain on the package art looks nothing like the figure included.
  • The Mallah on the package has a pistol. The set does not. Matty might want to coordinate their package art with the figure production a little more thoroughly.
  • The hole on the rifle that attaches to the bullet belt is painted red and sits just beneath Mallah’s finger when he is holding the gun properly. I think this might be to indicate that it is the trigger, which is kind of neat.

5 out of 5

I think this is going to be a popular set, particularly given the fact that it’s the Club Exclusive. You might want to go ahead and hit BigBad or try your luck on eBay if you want them. I don’t see them getting any cheaper with time.