Thursday, February 26, 2015
The chiefest and greatest of calamities has never looked so cute. On the whole, the toy offerings for the Hobbit movies have been fairly weak. Of course, I wanted a Smaug of some sort, but the "standard" figure was an 80 buck web exclusive. So the Funko Pop! version seems like a good compromise, being way cheaper. I'm really surprised at just how cute Smaug ended up after the Pop! treatment. There's something about that expression that reminds me of a dog begging for a treat. I originally thought that the black mark on the chest was a paint issue, but apparently it's on every figure. I guess it's meant to represent the weak point in his armor, but I thought that was on the left side of his chest. There are a couple variants, one is gold, and one has reptilian eyes, rather than the standard Pop! style black.