While a little darker than my original Kenner Sears Snaggletooth figures, the 2 3/4-inch Searsden looks like a distant cousin. The skin is lighter, the boots are silver, there's some red, the silver buckle is there on the belt, it's perfect. It is also not lost on me that there may be more Searsdens in the world than actual Sears stores by the end of the year.
By recycling some paint masks from Pheytooth [FOTD #2,050], you get the "wrong" tall Snaggletooth tribute many collectors chase from their early days. While the colors are different, the layouts are virtually the same except for the legs. The original toy was taller with silver boots, while the redux was short with furry skin and clawed feet. Searsden sports the same tooling as all Pheyden figures, with 13 individual pieces you can pop apart and swap with other figures. It's nice to have options. It's also a lot cheaper than Kenner's tall blue Snaggletooth.
A "blank" Searsden was shipped as a freebie with some orders, in the bare blue plastic with painted eyes. To my knowledge, it doesn't have a name. Both can swap parts, and they fit in nicely with Imaginext or similarly sized Playskool action figures. It's kind of amazing that these things get made.
This is definitely a figure for toy collectors - an obscure indie line paying tribute to what is now an obscure alien variation in a sea of thousands of Star Wars toys. It's not for everybody, but it's definitely for me - and the run was pretty short, so hopefully you got yours. He's got a fang, he's got a belt, and he's a Glyos figure. You probably didn't need to read this to know you wanted one, but rest assured it's a quality figure and a worthwhile addition to your not-quite-Kenner Glyos Cantina collection along with Greeden, Walruden, Hammerden, and Pheytooth.
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