The Monsters line of Hero Mashers looks to be very short, so it's not a matter of "who's the best?" so much as "who's available?" Having said that, the roughly 6-inch tall Grim Flame is that mix of Grim Reaper, Human Torch, and blue skull you've always wanted. It may not have the classic reaper cloak or skull, but it is on fire - and a cloak of fire is definitely a worthwhile thing to have on your toy shelves. It's orange, it looks good on him.
To make a 6-inch figure with loads of articulation for $10, you'd have to make a few shortcuts. As this would've sold for about that price in the USA, you'll notice that the legs are one big hollow piece, and the wrists are articulated near the elbow. You jet just over a dozen points of articulation, with the lower arms, head, and legs being removable. The clear orange chest is really striking, especially if you have a light behind it - setting the flames against the bony upper arms Now the blue skull... OK, I don't understand why it's blue. It pops nicely behind the removable hood, which seems to fit over the body just fine even if you lose the noggin. The blue skull is surrounded by flames that look something like a beard - I don't know if that was intentional or not, but it certainly gives the monster of a character a weird, olde thyme feel.
This firey specter can be split in about 6 parts, which isn't anything to sneeze at. Well, more if you count the hood.
The sculpting is really nice, with flames and little rock parts painted to add some "oomph" to the already decent design. The implication that some parts of the flame monster are slowly cooling certainly tells an interesting story, which is continued by some sort of dragon skull spine scythe which breathes fire. Now there's an original idea - the weapon has a peg to plug on his back or fist, plus there's a grip so his right hand could carry it around to club a seal or whatever it is he might do. The figure has no problems standing, but he's not going to do a lot of sitting and there aren't any real problems interacting with the accessory.
For the going rate - even on the secondary market - this is a neat piece. You won't see many strange figures like this on the market these days, and given the whole mash-up motif it seems bizarre that the figure feels like it was cobbled together from three other things right out of the box. The flames, the armor, the bones, and the accessory fit together to look like something a kid cobble together from a bin of parts. I assume it wouldn't have sold all that well were it given a proper wide release, but as a thing dumped in Europe that figure dorks will argue over/chase down, it's a gem. It's the kind of thing you'll want to show your toy collecting buddies and say "look what you don't have."
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