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REVIEW: Green GID Mycena

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Background

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.

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The Facts



Mycena
Manufacturer: Patch Together
Artist: Mandy Draeger (Synchra)
Material: Resin
Dimensions: 4” tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Red and GID Green

Packaging

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.

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Our Opinion

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.

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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
   Sculpt: 8/10
   Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: N/A
Packaging: 6/10
Durability: 6/10
Fun Factor: 6/10
Value: 6/10

Overall: 6.5/10

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