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REVIEW: Monica On Demand

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Background

One of Patch Together’s newest On Demand figures is from artist Paul Taylor’s Wapsi Square comic. Monica and her Magic 8-Ball t-shirt have been turned into a limited run resin statuette. 

Monica has stopped questioning her own sanity and started questioning the world around her. Oh, she might still be crazy, but Tepoz, the Aztec God of Alcohol is real, and really did summon the fractured remains of a chimera in the form of three drunk college girls. Who knew the power to lay waste to civilization was so sexy?

Monica’s friends will help keep her grounded, but can they be trusted with the secret to the end… and the beginning…of the world? Wapsi Square’s dark humor and macabre fantasy create a world almost exactly like the one you want to believe you live in.

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The Facts



Monica
Series: On Demand
Manufacturer: Patch Together
Artist: Paul Taylor
Material:
Resin
Height: 9”
Points of Articulation: Zero
Edition Size: On Demand (50 pre-orders needed)

Packaging

The resin Monica comes packaged in a blank white box between two pieces of Styrofoam. The figure we received came with the head detached and a tube of Chinese super glue.

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Our Opinion

The internet has given birth to a ton of self-produced web comics. Artists who, previously, would have been producing their work underground, now, have an outlet to release their work to a much larger audience. Paul Taylor’s Wapsi Square is one such comic.

Monica - the antagonist of Wapsi Square – is drawn a little “top heavy”. And that’s conveyed in the sculpt of Patch Together’s resin piece. She’s wearing her Magic 8-Ball t-shirt...I guess you could ask it a question and shake. The character is also sporting a pair of extra tight jeans and high heels. She’s attached to a black oval base.

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While this figure is great for those fans of the Wapsi Square web comic, what does it offer for regular everyday collectors? Fans of female anime statues will love Monica. The character is designed with large features (aside from the chest) such as the big eyes, nose and smile.

Overall, I give the Monica figure an average grade. The figure would be great if the price was in the $20 to $25 range. However, you have to remember that these are super limited edition, so you’ll have to pay a slight premium.

You can pick one up at the following:

Patch Together: $44.99

Monica On Demand Grades:

Figure Quality: 7/10
    Sculpt: 8/10
    Paint: 7/10
Accessories/Outfit: N/A
Packaging: 5/10
Durability: 7/10
Fun Factor: 7/10
Value: 7/10

Overall: 7.6/10

What do you rate this figure?

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