October Toys OTMFG Zombie Pheyden Mini-Figure October Toys, 2013
Day #813: December 16, 2013
Zombie Pheyden Designed by Matt Doughty/L'amour Supreme, Sculpted by George Gaspar
Item No.: n/a Manufacturer:October Toys Includes:n/a Action Feature:n/a Retail:$2.00 Availability: October 2013 (Kickstarter supporters) Other: Available in "Flesh," "Gold," and "Black" so far
Mine came for free from Kickstarter. Fun fact - Zombie Pheyden, based on Matt Doughty's Glyos figure Pheyden, was shown at Comic-Con a couple of years back as part of Z.O.M.B.I.E. series 2. For whatever reason the series was sadly abandoned, but its most shining star was saved from oblivion earlier this year. The 2 1/8-inch figure comes up to a Glyos Pheyden figure's shoulders, and has no articulation.
Rather than just translate a normal Pheyden with some gore, the Gaspars cranked out a fun variation with a phase arm on his right fist. The figure is generally similar to the original Pheyden's form with a knobby knee, big boots, and the unmistakable hands with its proportions adjusted slightly.
The character of Pheyden is something of a mystery, and this interpretation shows us that his head isn't a helmet but is the actual organism. We can see some meat inside his head, and the face has some decay that reveals his teeth. Little cracks in the armor give way to a chunk of his body being gone, showing everybody Pheyden's skeleton and a few wormlike entrails. Gross.
The figure has no problems standing, but that's all that he can do. Compared to other OMFG, OTMFG, and OTMF releases he's one of the tallest. Also, grossest.
I like this figure because it's rare that we see interpretations of indie figures from other lines, and I'd love to see other three-dimensional takes on Pheyden from other sculptors. If you collect Glyos and OMFG figures, this is arguably the greatest thing ever. I still can't get over how cheap these are - at two bucks a whack, it seems like it wouldn't even be worth October Toys' while to send them out. But they do, they're neat, and I'll keep buying them as long as they're interesting. There are few toy lines with a large cast like October Toys' Mini-Figures, so I don't imagine getting bored any time soon.
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