This chapter of “The Wall” will be a pretty short one. Not wanting to be redundant I will refer you to Chapter 7 that featured CTVT’s Drac http://jimstoybox.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/the-wall-chapter-7-classic-tv-toys-dreadful-dracula/
With that said I have to note a lesson learned when it comes to this project; In trying to not be redundant your blog can get stale if you feature the same stuff over and over. But “The Wall” is what it is so we’ll face this same problem again in the next week or so when I get to Chapter’s 13 thru 16. Hopefully by that time I can come up with better jokes to ease the pain and break what could very well be monotonous. I’ll do my best to keep you entertained dear readers but if I don’t, blame the economy. If times weren’t so lean I wouldn’t have so many cheap figures on “The Wall”.
Point #1. What it is.
Point #2. Where it came from.
Point #3. The Good.
Again Classic TV Toys did a fair job in reproducing the original Mego line of Mad Monsters even if they are of less than desirable quality. Plus Frankie here is a fun and funny looking fellow. Like the other Mad Monsters he looks straight out of a Scooby Doo Cartoon. That to me makes him worth a few bucks. Another good point about this fellow is that his suit can make for a really cool “Solomon Grundy” custom. I have yet to make one but if I can get around too it I’d use Frankie’s suit (shredded appropriately of course), Mego Hulk turned Albino and some Super Sculpty shoes. See kids, you can turn a lemon into lemonade. Just add sculpy and paint!
Point #4. The Bad.
Again I must point you to Chapter Seven http://jimstoybox.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/the-wall-chapter-7-classic-tv-toys-dreadful-dracula/ considering Frank has the same problems as Drac. So no need to rant and rave and go all negative this Chapter. Also there is nothing all that special about this guy that really warranted an extensive photo shoot. And since I didn’t have a loose one in my collection I didn’t want to wrestle with the lighting to get the up close shots in the package. It just wasn’t worth it too me.
Point #5.Why I like it.
He’s funny looking. Everything about this guy makes me laugh. As a matter of fact may I share with you an old goofy music video I did featuring Frank’s Blue Haired doppelganger and other CTVT monster’s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kamNIbvxvCc
Point #6. Why you should or shouldn’t get one.
Why you should:
Again this is a great placeholder and is funny looking. He is a fun addition to your monster and 8-inch action figure collection so long as you don’ expect too much out of this troubled soul. So long as you get him cheap.
Why you shouldn’t:
Simply put he suffers the same problems as many other if not all CTVT figures. Again I can’t stress enough that I DO NOT recommend this toy for children. It simply can’ hold up to normal play.
Fun and funny goes a long way in my book. I don’t regret buying this one but I can’t easily recommend you get one either. Buy it at your own risk.
Jim Bumgardner is a 20 year veteran of the broadcast industry and currently serves as the news director for television station TKO 8 in Harrison, Arkansas. Jim is the father of two the husband of one and firm believer in the power of toys for both the mind, body and soul. You can contact Jim via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at www.jimsmegos.com
All images and products are the sole copyrighted property of it’s respective owners. Specialty photographs and graphic work used for this article were done by Jim at the TKO 8 Studios located at 500 N. Main St in Harrison, Arkansas. “Little Jim” was created by Dawn O’Connell of Little Buddies Action Figures. Learn more about getting your own Little Buddy at www.littlebuddiesactionfigures.com