From day one, the plainly named Comic Book Guy was one of many figures fans assumed would never actually see release. Surprisingly, it was packaged with the Comic Book Shop playset in 2001.
The Comic Book Guy comes with two accessories (hamburger, soda) and has four points of articulation.
One of the most noticable things about the figure is its size-- it's huge. Well, it's wide, weighty, and hefty, dwarfing even Homer. At first, it seemed odd that such a popular character would be inserted with a playset, but given the fact it wouldn't fit into a standard package, it now makes perfect sense.
Every detail from the ponytail to the too-small shirt is there, making this one great figure. The face is detailed perfectly, but the expression isn't exactly representative of the character-- something more snide seems in order.
The accessories aren't bad. The burger was sculpted so it could easily be grasped by the figure, however it can't be easily manipulated to look like it's being eaten. The soda, on the other hand, fits great and looks excellent. Some comic books would be a nice addition to this set, but it's still pretty good as-is.
A repaint of the figure with a blue shirt, blue shoes, and red pants along with "Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con" lettering on his shirt was offered through ToyFare Magazine #50.
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