While the clear repaint was inevitable, The Invisible Man is one of the top characters under the Universal Monsters banner. The idea is pretty close to the public domain, but this particular incarnation of an invisible man as portrayed by Claude Rains has been pretty influential, culturally speaking. I've even read the book - the Ralph Ellison one, not the H.G. Wells one, which had no mad science nor invisible people in it. (It's still a pretty good book.)
The figure is nicely sculpted and does a pretty good job replicating the colors seen on previous toys. The reddish jacket with yellow and black trim pops nicely, dropping the patterned deco in favor of something simpler. It's kind of funny, because the painted collar and pockets almost seems like Funko once again did too good of a job trying to make this look modern. No part of the character's skin is visible, so the whole thing is pretty colorful. The mummy-like head, the Hefner-esque robes, and the sunglasses of your retired mom all come together to cut a pretty striking figure. I really didn't give this particular character much thought when I ordered it, but now that it's here it really stands out nicely.
I don't have any real quibbles with the sculpt and I have to say this may be my favorite of the batch. It's simple. His robe covers most of his legs, and are split similarly to figures wearing dresses from the 1980s like Princess Leia Organa in Bespin Gown. The hands are right, he can sit, and the pose is appropriately bland. The bandages are somewhat subtle thanks to the paint layer, and the ascot doesn't particularly stand out or look too goofy.
There's not much to it, but that's the charm - it looks nice and holds together well. An invisible version is coming to Entertainment Earth as an exclusive, and for all I know someone will get a "fading" version some day. Between this one and the invisible one, I'm more than pretty happy - nice job Funko, kudos for nailing it on a figure that I wouldn't have even thought to crank out this early in the line. I can't imagine they're going to get a lot better than this, but I haven't opened all of the figures yet as I type this out and I'm eager to see if I'm proven wrong. This is one of the gems in the line.
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