The Crayboth Marauder MK II is a redesign of one of the first five boxed two-packs from many many years ago, joining the Disruptor and the Standard on the remake train. After a slow initial roll-out, the Crayboth figures are some of the most collectible in the Glyos toy world thanks to a number of unannounced, undisclosed freebie figures of which I even no longer have a complete set - sometimes you get one, and sometimes you don't. Thankfully those are unpainted, so for some of the best designs you actually have a shot at requesting them.
The tiny 4-jointed crab alien uses the same mold we've seen since since 2008. It ain't broke, so it ain't being fixed. The colors are more of a departure from the other "update" Crayboth figures, notably it's a lot darker and there are no visible panel lines anymore. It also uses the new paint masks with better "blaster" deco marks and the large eyebrows. The shoulder and thigh markings match them just fine, and a very dark purple was deployed on the eyes and the "cannon" arm. It's almost indistinguishable from black.
The darker shade really does set it apart from the previous Marauder figure, and even when you put the two on a shelf together you'll quickly realize that they're not the same thing. Neither looks particularly sleeker, more deadly, or more toyetic, but the big "eyebrows" do add a lot of personality on the MK II.
As usual, the figure can be split in to 5 parts and those pieces may be swapped with most other Glyos-compatible figures. It pops apart easily and allows you to make other color combos without too much trouble. Sometimes it looks weird when you mix and match from other molds, but that's always been part of the fun with this kind of thing.
The Crayboth figures at this point are really not essential, but if you don't have any of them yet it's probably worth snagging a handful. As I've mentioned before I'm really fond of the size and engineering, which leaves me wanting more figures constructed like them. We haven't gotten any yet, but who knows what we may get next year? Or some year, maybe. Until then, go get yourself a few Crayboth figures, this one is basically just as good as any as the quality is consistent and they're all of the same basic tooling.
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