Benjamin Linus, Now Even Creepier Thanks To Bif Bang Pow’s ‘Lost’ Mego Toys
“Lost” is a show filled with great mysteries and suspenseful moments, but when it comes to the action figure department, the franchise could use a little work – and the latest Mego figures from Bif Bang Pow aren’t really helping that cause.
Mego Museum has posted pictures of John Locke, Benjamin Linus and Hugo “Hurley” Reyes as transformed by that great Mego-making machine in the sky – or maybe it’s just the one at Bif Bang Pow’s factory – and they look… well, they look like the Thunderbirds.
It isn’t necessarily the worst insult in the world – the Thunderbirds are hilarious, after all – but is it really too much to ask that Locke, Hurley, Ben, the Others and the others get authentic and articulate action figures some day? The toys manufactured by McFarlane are fine and dandy on the visual side of things, but they aren’t posable enough. We’re getting articulation with the Megos, but we’re losing authenticity. Both sides, it’s a lose-lose.
Rob Bricken at Topless Robot points out that the awkwardness of the Megos could simply be a case of live-action characters not translating well to the Mego format – which I agree with – and that it shouldn’t reflect poorly on the upcoming Venture Bros. figures that Bif Bang Pow is doing Mego style, at least not yet. That I’m not so sure about. Looking at these “Lost” toys, I can’t help but worry a little about how Hank, Dean, Brock and rest are going to turn out.