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LEGO Minifigures Series 5 Lizard Man LEGO, 2011
Day #368: April 2, 2012
LEGO Minifigures Series 5 Lizard ManLizard Man
Not Godzilla

LEGO Minifigures Series 5
Item No.:
8805
Manufacturer: LEGO
Includes: Stand, mask, tail "backpack"
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $2.99-$3.99
Availability: August 2011
Other: #6 in a collection of 16

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LEGO Minifigures Series 5 Lizard ManI have to assume Lizard Man exists solely to do battle with Gorilla Suit Man. While the Gorilla was more of a dude in a suit-- he's sweaty, and he has a zipper on his back-- the Lizard Man is the more fun figure. Heck, the design reminds me slightly of Reptar, a Godzilla stand-in on the Rugrats cartoons. The human figure looks through the lizard suit's gaping maw, so you can make out his determined (and not sweating) face from the inside.

LEGO Minifigures Series 5 Lizard ManThe figure's construction is, as always, nicely done. The basic figure has been augmented by a tail which acts sort of like a backpack, hanging off his neck. The head is a helmet, and the rest of the figure is just good ol' green plastic. His chest is painted all scaley, and well, the figure reminds me just how much it sucks that I grew up before these guys came out. I just know my life would be way better as a child if I had access to King Kong and Godzilla in LEGO form. (If I had Ghostbusters I would've lost my mind.)

LEGO Minifigures Series 5 Lizard ManArticulation is standard, the size is nothing special. HIs face has big eyebrows, a few wrinkles, and a big open-mouthed smile. I love it. There really isn't any other gear I'd want with this figure, save for a miniature city to stomp.

He's cheap on eBay-- like two bucks. Even if you have to pay shipping, it's totally worth getting, and was the highlight of the assortment as far as I'm concerned. There were other good figures, sure, but can you possibly top a guy in a monster suit? I submit you cannot.

--Adam Pawlus

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