Two new acquisitions have brought a lot more green to the collection. I never drew any attention to ol’ Oliver Queen when he came in the mailbox, mainly because it took awhile for his repro box to catch up with him.
Green Arrow is known for being the best head sculpt in the World’s Greatest Super Heroes line, and one of the best designed dolls overall. It’s hard to disagree with that stately beard and ‘stache, although it’s hard to fit him in the box with his hat on unless I turn his head sideways. The box itself is strikingly minimalist in colorscheme, almost entirely green inside and out, with only some yellow lettering for contrast.
On the Marvel end of the spectrum is this awesome custom Mego of Scorpion, who brings the Spider-Man villain count to three (four if you count Punisher, technically). His suit is hand-made, and the resin head modeled from a bald Conan and painted exquisitely. My only complaint is the “base” of his tail, which makes fitting him in his box a tight squeeze.
The box is awesome to behold, too, another ace creation by Dengar on ebay, continuing the green-and-purple theme of the Spider-Man rogues gallery. He rounds out the group nicely in or out of his packaging.
At long last I have the Green Goblin, easily one of the best-looking Mego dolls in the World’s Greatest Super Heroes line. It also means I finally have all the Spider-Man Megos.
His pink and green colorscheme sets him apart from the other Megos in an eye-catching way. Even better though, his head is one of the best sculpts Mego ever did. The detail is immaculate, and his expression is wonderfully grinchy and enhances whatever stupid pose I put him in. Mego vastly improved its head sculpts over time (and switched from cheap oven mit gloves to proper molded plastic ones), so by the time they acquired the Marvel license, the characters were suddenly less cartoony. Well, less cartoony apart from pink pointed shoes and cap on an evil Keebler elf.
I’d been wanting one of these for a long time. Shame I had to settle for reproduction boots and satchel, but no originals were available (I bought those accessories separately). There’s some paint scratched off a couple spots on his cap as well, but it’s not even visible from the front, so he displays beautifully.
Best of all, the three Spider-Man characters are a wonderful sight together. Spider-Man stands out with his heroic red and blue against the green, purple, and black of his zany mutant foes. It has a certain visual harmony about it.
The Batmobile certainly helps.