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REVIEW: Mark Beyer’s Amy and Jordan Bendables

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Background

Legendary "neo-primitive" artist/cartoonist Mark Beyer has influenced contemporary art and comics with his work over the last twenty years. Gaining attention through covers and stories in RAW magazine, he solidified his place with a long-running weekly comic strip, "Amy & Jordan," that appeared in alternative newspapers nationwide.

Dark Horse has worked with Beyer and the sculptors at Yoe Studio to create a bendable set of Amy and Jordan figures for collectors. 

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Packaging

The set is packaged in a window-front box with background artwork from Mark Beyer.  There is a single cell comic on the back of the box, which shows the characters in comic form.  Also, I must give Dark Horse credit for not inundating us with ties and tape.  You simply pop the figures out of the plastic casing.

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The Figures

The Amy and Jordan figures are bendable toys.  You might have played with these figures as a youngster.  Think: Gumby.  Both figures stand at 8” in height and are poseable and fully painted.

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Our Opinion

Trying to convert a 2D character into 3D form can often be difficult. Dark Horse has done an admirable job on the Amy and Jordan figure set. Now, the fact that these are bendables might turn some collectors off. Some folks ONLY like vinyl.

Usually, when you think of bendables, you think cheap and poor quality.  These are neither.  They are solid figures with a good amount of detail.  Both of the characters’ teeth (and Amy’s shoes) have intricate paint strokes.  “Amy and Jordan are a ray of sunshine and sweetness in an ugly world.

You can pick up these figures at the following:

Panik's Toy Box - $29.99

Amy and Jordan Grades:

Quality: 8/10
Paint: 8/10
Durability: 10/10
Hype: 6/10
Fun Factor: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Overall: 7.7/10

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