If a Kristin Schall action figure wasn't enough for you, now you can get Dan Mintz. Tina Belcher was a character who, in the pilot, was male but the whole gag of having most of the women on the show voiced by men just kind of works. If you haven't seen the show, the figure won't appeal to you. But let me sell you on the show - Tina loves an in-world equivalent of My Little Pony were male fans are called "Equesticles", she writes Erotic Friend Fiction ("Buttloose"), and is mildly boy crazy. But also is interested in martial arts, is a poor student driver, and so on and so forth - and she's just one character. So yeah, I like the figure and the show.
As a kid, she's right in line with the other figures in this series - not huge, not tiny, and decently detailed. Quality control problems seem to be the norm as paint applications increase, specifically some smudging and scuffing (thankfully in places where it's hard to see). The eyes are painted on the glasses perfectly, her eyebrows are toes on fleek, the shoes are very nicely painted, and the sleeves were decorated well too. For a ten dollar collector figure with presumably limited appeal, they did a bang-up job here. The tiny lettering on her "Erotic Friend Fiction - Buttloose" notebook is the icing on the cake, because it's not a terrible smudge. I'd be lying if I said the paint was totally perfect, but for this kind of figure (and at this price) it's pretty good.
Tina's glasses are attached to the skull with a black rod jammed between her eyes, just above her nose. Additional tabs go in to the sides of her head where the specs meet the hairline - you may not notice this. A hair clip is nicely decorated too, with cleaner paint than on some of the other figures' black hair. With an articulated neck, there's not much you can do to balance this back-heavy figure beyond putting her on the handy clear display stand, included.
I'm assuming that this line is, for all intents and purposes, done with the first wave. Sure, I'd buy Mort and Teddy but would anyone else? The show is sharp and funny, but as a descendant of Squiggle Vision in an arena packed with animation it seems the audience may be doomed to remain a cult one. The good news is cultists are loyal and buy stuff, so we got a shot at these. If you like the show, and you like Tina, you'll want to buy this figure. If you don't care, I have no idea why you made it this far. She's absolutely worth the ten bucks just so you can have a toy that says "Erotic Friend Fiction" on it at work and odds are nobody will even realize it. What more reason could you need?
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