Crazy has been the idea recently with these reviews, and I'm keeping with that! While no further XL reviews are planned just yet (it was crazy to get the logistics of that together, but worth it), I'm keeping my promise and continuing my reviewing marathon with the Mugato! I hated this guy for ages without actually buying him, he just didn't appeal to me. The episode he came from was good, but never one of my favourites to be honest. Then I had an opportunity to get him and the Talosian...
If you don't know who, or what, a Mugato is, have a read of this:
To the pictures!
A front view. Fun fact, Mugato was originally spelt Gumato, then Mugato as Shatner and Kelly could only say it that way. However, many people and places spell Mugato Mugatu, as evidenced by the packaging and card.
Look's like someone's been breathing heavily in his box.
A back view (note: these pictures are pretty blurry due to the large amounts of Saurian Brandy consumed in the making of this review)
A back view. Nothing strange going on here, for once.
(Some assembly required)
A front view. Five points of articulation, two in the legs, two in the arms, and one in the head. The detail is pretty incredible, from his thumbs, to his feet, to his head.
A close up of his head. I love the fact that he looks like the original, while also looking more "animal like" if that makes any sense.
A back view. The detail is quite literally all around. The spine, a separate piece as graphically demonstrated, has a very nicely detailed tail. Something else to mention is the base, quite rare I believe, only coming with Dathon the Tamarian Captain and this guy.
Despite appearances, the limited articulation helps him out a lot. He's either dancing, or is riddled with arthritis.
The Mugato's accessories, his card (carrying the same mistake as the box), a serpent in the garden of Eden (a flintlock rifle), an oversized type 1 phaser (it's so big I think it's in scale with the 9 or 12 inchers), a Mako root, and a Hill people drum. While these are a bit strange to give to a Mugato figure, what do you give a Mugato figure? Their pretty useless on their own, but all are accurate to the episode, a plus given Playmates "multi range light source" past.
Continued in a second!