I've been taking cursory glances at the Gormiti toys ever since they hit the shelves a couple years ago. If you haven't seen them, they are little non-articulated creature figurines based on the elements (tagline: "The Invincible Lords of Nature!") with a rudimentary card game associated with them. Toys like that hit my nostalgia bone hard due to my love of Battle Beasts and M.U.S.C.L.E. and other such things growing up. So I usually check them out and think they look pretty cool and then walk away.
This is Lord Polypus. Both of them are, apparently. It turns out Gormiti are now making 5" figures of a few of their primary characters, with a specially painted mini-figure included.
I see this big guy at Toys R Us the other day and now not only is my Battle Beast and M.U.S.C.L.E., well, muscle, tingling...but my MOTU muscle is as well. This guy is in scale to the original Masters of the Universe figures and shares similar dimensions and fondness for near nudity; he looks like he should be a minion of Mer-Man!
He's also all kinds of blue, which seems to be a theme lately here at Toyriffic. Better shift into green gear soon with St. Patrick's Day looming!
The smaller figure is all kinds of awesome as well. He reminds me of my Ducktopus. He doesn't do anything but stand there and have his face slowly digested by an octopus, but I guess that takes a lot out of a guy so he's forgiven.
I really love toy series that give you different sized creatures in the same "universe." It really enhances the playability of an action figure line. I like to imagine that this little guy is the brains of the operation, and his big brutish self is the brawn made from some cloning experiment or something.
In addition to being fully articulated, (head, hips, shoulders, knees and elbows,) Lord Polypus' parts are interchangeable with all the other 5" Gormiti figures. I will eventually have to get another one so I can swap parts; there was a cool one with a lobster arm that Lord Polypus has his eyes on.
Fun toys these Gormiti. Apparently the line originated in Italy. Which makes these guys the Ferrari of...I don't know...small non-articulated figurines with rudimentary card games.
"You know what they say about a guy with a big nose, dontcha?"
The Blue Brothers. Hahahhaha - sorry.
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