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REVIEW: Franken Monkey Resin Figures

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Background

Out on his own and ready to explore. Our curious little friend escaped from the lab just in the nick of time...or did he?

Atomic Monkey has created a few new products based on their monkey mascot.  The Franken Monkey resin figure has been designed and sculpted by Roberto Jhareghi and is available in 4 different colors.

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Packaging

The Franken Monkey resin figures are boxed in a rather ordinary brown cardboard box.  There’s not much reading, nor are there any product photos on the box.  The resin figure is securely packed in styrofoam, to avoid any breaking.

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The Figures

The 3” tall Franken Monkey resin figure is currently available in 4 different colors – black, brown, green and pink.  The sculpt is similar on all of the colorways, however there are some slight differences in the color combinations.  The character is in a Frankenstein-like pose, with its tongue hanging out.  They are all secured to a black, circular stand for easy displaying.

Our Opinion

More resin figures are showing up in the collections of designer toy
collectors.  Atomic Monkey has created both a vinyl and resin version
of their mascot.  Even though they are in different poses and
vary in size, the figures look similar.

The character is apparently a genetically mutated monkey…with 3 eyes
and what looks like the snorkel that adorned the heads of everyone’s
favorite 80’s cartoon characters – The Snorks.  It also has a large
scar, with staple marks circling its head.

The sculpt definitely works for this figure.  It’s showing a
zombie-like monkey in a Frankenstein pose.  There are some issues with
the paint application.  With figures this size, there are often issues
getting paint into some of the more intricate spots.  I’m also not keen
on the glossy paint that’s used for the eyeballs.  I like the matte
finish that is used on the majority of the figure’s body.

DKE Toys is the wholesale distributor of the Atomic Monkey figures.

You can pick up these figures at the following:

FreeBento.com: black - $15.00

PaniksToyBox.com: all colors - $14.99

Strangekiss: all colors - $15.00

Resin Franken Monkey Grades:

Quality: 7/10
Paint: 6/10
Durability: 5/10
Hype: 7/10
Fun Factor: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Overall: 7.4/10

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