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REVIEW: Mothman vs. Flatwoods

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Background

If you’ve ever seen David Horvath’s work, you know that he is a fan of the paranormal and unexplained.  In the past, he teamed up with Wonderwall to release his take on the Mothman, Flatwoods Monster and Chupacabra legends.

But David and Sun-Min have self-released a new line called the UMA Super Market Toys SeriesMothman vs. The Flatwoods (Green Monster of Braxton County) is the 1st set from these grocery store inspired collectibles.

These figures are based on real entities and actual events which took place in West Virginia between 1952 and 1967.  Mothman can still be seen to this day.  You don’t believe in creatures living on a planet in outer space?  Isn’t that what you are?  Giant corporations and a “powerful” few have been telling us what is and isn’t real for far too long.  And not just about aliens.

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Packaging

The play set is bagged and carded similar to the toy sets you’d find randomly placed at your favorite super market.  Each figure is individually bagged so you won’t have to worry about paint exchange.  The information above is listed on the header card, as well as illustrations of the characters.


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The Figures

The Mothman vs. Flatwoods set includes a Mothman figure, a Flatwoods
Monster figure, a piece of white fence, and a leafless tree.  Each
figure stands approximately 4" in height and is injection molded.  While
the Flatwoods figure is hollow on the inside, Mothman is solid…and
heavy.  Don’t throw him around; you’re liable to knock someone out.

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Our Opinion

“We cut on quality and passed the savings to you!”  This set is
obviously a spoof on those old-school army men and farm animal play
sets that are randomly placed throughout the aisles of your favorite
grocery store.  There’s one big difference, I never would have asked
for my parent’s to buy me those barnyard animal toys.  I would have
wanted a set of these if they were next to the Rice-a-Roni.

One thing you probably have realized is that the quality with the
Mothman vs. Flatwoods set closer resembles mass-produced figures that
designer toys.  But they’re very affordable.  And for some reason, they
make me want to set my old train set.

Contact DKE Toys for wholesale information.

You can pick one up at the following:

Tainted Visions: $9.95
3DRetro: $9.50

Mothman vs. Flatwoods Grades:

Quality: 6/10
Paint: 6/10
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Hype: 8/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Overall: 8.4/10

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Have these figures?  What do you rate them?

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