The title character of the show, it turns out that Bob Belcher also doesn't actually need his included display stand. His design gave him big shoes that keep him standing tall, but you may as well use the clear plastic disc so that he matches his family. I should also note that Mr. Belcher appears to be a nod to one of Funko's early popular sellers - the mascot for Bob's Big Boy. Funko manufactured a massive amount of bobble heads of the character, so you can see a few subtle nods to his design in this particular burger baron.
Standing tall - or normal - Bob's an example of a good design with - on my sample at least - less than exceptional paint applications. His mustache is sculpted and painted, however the black paint is a few millimeters down... so there's a pink fake 'stache before the black kicks in under his nose. Disappointing. The eyes are clear and the bald spots on the back are nicely done, plus his eyes seem right on the money. Most stunning, his arm hair is painted on nicely - also, he has arm hair. That alone is worthy of huge praise.
The design is loaded with intricate detail, from a little pen in Bob's apron to a nicely decorated burger on a plate in his hand. There are also smudges and splatters, including one on the front of the apron and some pretty sloppy ties on the back of his outfit. Mine has some smudges on the white parts on the back, so it's not terribly intrusive but I'd be lying to you if I said I was pretty pleased with the sample I got in the mail. It could be better. Maybe they can't do it at this price, but this is a figure that does have a few visible shortcomings - at least on my sample. Maybe yours will be fantastic.
I feel kind of amazing getting to complain about a figure like this. It's pretty good, and compared to what Applause! sold us in the 1980s and 1990s, given inflation, this is a better figure at a similar price with superior packaging. For the bargain-basement licensed collectible figure, even with the paint shortcomings, this is a worthwhile purchase. It's not perfect, it's not great. I'd say it's on the happy side of acceptable - a few more moments spent on painting it more cleanly would make it one of the most impressive figures in the line, instead of being merely the best (only) Bob Belcher figure your money can buy.
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