Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hot & Fresh Preview of Popcorns Series 2

I was one of the biggest fans of Popcorns when I got my hands on it last Fall, unfortunately, the second series does not look nearly as strong. We will see 4 figures from Popcorns 2 release on September 6th at the parks and online. They will retail for $19.95... a much needed price drop from the ridiculous $24.95 that the first series began at. That series quickly went on sale for $5 online where many people picked them up and realized it was a quality product. Now, they settled in at $20, and that seems about right. Series 1 delivered some great characters with not only a unique, but a pleasing stylistic design. This time around, at least out of the four we see, I don't have a connection to one of the characters and on a couple others the design is just scary.
There is no way around it, Ursula looks weird. She looks more like a Blooper from Super Mario Bros. than a stylistic version of The Little Mermaid's Villain.
Then there is Stitch. He has been done in so many ways and I thought it was impossible to not make Stitch look adorable... until now.
Popcorns is such a cute, playful platform and Stitch fits those characteristics... but this just looks plain scary. It looks like a character out of an intentionally cheap looking cartoon. Then there is Sparky. I never really liked the movie and therefore have no connection here.
Now stop me if I have my Donald Duck Club blinders on here, but I think Donald is the only saving grace in this set. He looks amazing and i gushed over him when I first saw him about a month ago. It will be the only one from series 2 I buy, even if we get another $5 deal.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Ursula has got to be one of the WORST vinylmation ideas yet. Terrible. The other 3 are cool