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FYE Spongebob Minifigurines by Jason Freeny - Review
Having the greatest opportunity to attend San Diego Comic Con last year, I picked up a few of these vinyl babies from the FYE pop-up store!
If you have no clue who Jason Freeny is, personally he’s one of my favourite artists and toy designers in the world. He is renowned for making dissected figures with half of their anatomy revealed. Having worked on many projects for MightyJaxx, DC, and this time Spongebob Squarepants, he is quite a name in the current industry for creating anatomical toy structures.
These figurines are a blind box set that includes most prominent characters of Spongebob Squarepants sold exclusively at FYE only. I bought four boxes and managed to get half of what I wanted, Spongebob and Gary! I count myself pretty lucky.
Jason Freeny was there himself for a day and I managed to get mine signed! (FLEX)
Measuring 4“, these popular characters of Spongebob features Jason Freeny’s signature half anatomy sculpt. And they are completely identical to their cartoon appearances.
Their paint job is not the best, considering how it is mass produced into blind boxes. You can tell that several areas didn't have the best sculpt nor paint work. And for my personal piece, I could see glue sticking out on it's right shoulder's skeleton. Take a look at the picture below.
Still, their colors are visually appealing and exactly resembles the animation. I was pretty happy with them. If they weren’t blind boxes, I would’ve gotten several more.
Each character honestly portrays their personality at its best with their facial expressions although their postures are a dull one.
They come with a grey base to balance the figures which I really didn’t like. I would have preferred if they could stand on their own because the grey bases are really a distraction to the exceptionally sculpted display. And why grey though, maybe black would’ve been better?
The space the base occupies is annoying, it doesn’t really allow you to display said figures close to one another. So you can’t have that packed and organized look with this collection.
Sold for $7.99 USD these mini-figures are unfortunately no longer available online. Perhaps you might want to try your luck on eBay!