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REVIEW: Beastman Ick Monster

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If you're in to collecting resin figures, you're bound to have heard of Mad Joe Customizer and/or Overkill Creations. If you haven''re missing out. Mad Joe works mainly in resin – hand sculpting and hand casting most of his creations. (He got that name by creating custom kits for 3 3/4” G.I. Joe figures)

We were lucky enough to get one of Mad Joe's limited edition Ick Monster figures to review. This is one of only two Beastman Ick Monster colorways out there. It does use the same mould as other Ick Monster resins that Mad Joe has released.

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The Facts

Beastman Ick Monster
Series: Ick Monster
Manufacturer: Overkill Creations
Artist: Mad Joe Customizer
Sculpted by: Mad Joe Customizer
Material: Resin
Dimensions: 6.5” tall
Points of Articulation: 2 (arms)
Outfit: Faux fur vest and loincloth
Edition Size: 2 pieces


It's a handmade figure that was packaged in bubble wrap for shipping.

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Our Opinion

Resin has really come a long way over the past year. I might even say that it has leapfrogged vinyl as the material of choice. Artists can make small run figures at home (no shipping to/from China) and have more control over the final product. Mad Joe Customizer has a pretty nice setup for creating resin figures...and he's released a number of them.

The Ick Monster piece is very solid. It stands in at 6.5” tall with articulated arms. Usually, when you think of resin, you think of an unarticulated statue. The movement in the arms is a great addition to the Ick Monster sculpt.

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The Beastman version features a furry black loincloth and vest. There's also a glow-in-the-dark resin skull that hangs around his neck via a chain. The paint scheme uses a fluorescent orange base with dark orange accents on the sculpted creases. The face is painted white with blue accents and bright green eyes.

This is a handmade figure – everything is done by Mad Joe Customizer. So there are bound to be slight differences from one figure to another. I haven't found any quality issues. It actually looks pretty amazing and just shows how resin quality is advancing.

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OVERALL: I'm sure you'll be seeing the Beastman Ick Monster again when we wrap up 2011. It's a great resin figure, and I'm really surprised that Overkill Creations has any of them left in stock. It's not a surprise that Mad Joe was in our top artists of 2010. And I think he has a number of surprises for the current year.

There are currently different Ick Monster versions available through the Overkill Creations shopBig Eyed Black Ick and Arctic Ick – for $40.00 each.

Beastman Ick Monster Grades

Figure Quality: 9/10
   Sculpt: 9/10
   Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: 9/10
Packaging: N/A
Durability: 8/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 10/10

Overall: 9.5/10

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Day 10 of Giveaways: Winner

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We'd like to thank Mad Joe of Overkill Creations for sponsoring Day 10 of our giveaways. One lucky person will be taking home the Ick Monster Family. These are Glow-in-the-Dark...and quite possibly the coolest resin figures I've seen. And now they might be the coolest figures in the collection of...


Winner...please email us through the Contact Us page with your shipping info.

Day 10 of Giveaways: Overkill Creations

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Yes, it's Day 10 of Plastic and Plush's 12 13 Days of Xmas Giveaways and we're giving away something you can't get anywhere least not now. We've teamed with the one and only Mad Joe Customizer from Overkill Creations to give one lucky winner the entire handmade resin Ick Monster Family (mom, dad and baby)...and to win them, we're asking you to:

Follow both of the below twitter names and just shoot us a hello tweet

There are two ways to enter (enter both ways to double your chances):

1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Send a Tweet to @plasticandplush and @overkillmadjoe

This contest runs:

FROM: December 19th 2010 at 10:30 AM EST
TO: December 20th 2010 at 10:30 AM EST
December 20th 2010 at 8:30 PM EST

Mad Joe’s GID Arctic Edition Lurker


Mad Joe Customizer from Overkill Creations will have a limited run of 15 custom Lurker figures (from Skinner) available at the Color Ink Book DesignerCon booth. This super-limited Glow-in-the-Dark Arctic Edition Lurker will sell for $50.00 each.

Mad Joe will be at the booth from 1PM to 2PM selling and signing Lurkers...and he'll have some other figures from Overkill Creations (as well as a special show exclusive).