REVIEW: Green GID Mycena
Artist Mandy Draeger submitted her design concept for a little mushroom girl that would glow in the dark (either via and LED inside or GID resin) to Patch Together. Readers/collectors/fans of the artwork voted for the Mycena design to be created as a resin figure – actually two resin figures. And while there is a red variant of the mushroom girl, we’ll be taking a look at the green glow-in-the-dark version.
Manufacturer: Patch Together
Artist: Mandy Draeger (Synchra)
Dimensions: 4” tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Red and GID Green
The figure is packaged in your average blank Patch Together white cardboard box. It’s secured between a pair of custom cut Styrofoam pieces. If you don’t like to keep boxes, you won’t feel bad about tossing this one.
I don’t really know what to say about the Mycena figure. It looks like the figure came straight from a fantasyland of faeries, elves and…well…mushroom head people. And while the character’s not really my thing, let’s take a look at how Patch Together executed the concept.
Comparing the artist’s sketches to the final resin piece, you realize that Patch Together did a fine job recreating the seated position of the character. The only thing that I might have changed is to make the mushroom cap a little larger.
There are no details on the face. Most of the paintwork is done in varying shades of greens and whites on the hands and feet. It gives the figure a psychedelic look…especially when you turn out the lights. That’s because it glows. (I attempted to get some photos of the figure glowing, but they came out awful.)
OVERALL: While the GID Green Mycena resin figure isn’t really my cup of tea, it would make a great addition to your glow-in-the-dark collection…if you’re one of those collectors who only amass GID pieces.
You can pick one up at the following:
Patch Together: $24.95
Green GID Mycena Grades
Figure Quality: 8/10
Fun Factor: 6/10