I’d even accept a two-pack of O. G. Wotasnozzle and Sappo.

§ December 7th, 2022 § Filed under merchandise, popeye § 9 Comments

So of late I’ve been trying to get my comic collection at home reorganized and put away properly, part of which is clearing out some material and bringing it to the store for sale. As such, I’m trying to keep the intake of new stuff down to a dull roar, both comics and other related goodies. But there comes a time in every person’s life when one must acquire a full set of high-end fully articulated and accessorized Popeye figures.

Just released from Boss Fight Studio, this figures are “1/12th scale” (or between 4 and 6 inches tall, depending) and come in these nicely designed packages and are accompanied by a selection of accessories (extra hands, hats, that sort of thing).

Castor Oyl, pictured above, needed some extra special accessories to attract the “Castor who?” crowd and thus gets Eugene the Jeep and the Whiffle Hen.

Olive comes with Swee’Pea, as well as an extra head with an angry face:

…which sadly does not quite live up to the swell expression drawn on the packaging.

The most massive figure of the bunch, and rightly so, is Bluto:

…who comes with a few extra hands and his little cap.

The package opens up at the side, where a flap is held in place by a couple of inserted tabs (one covered with a clear sticker to keep it shut). I had trouble opening it up, putting a few tears into the slots in which the tabs go, but I don’t know if that’s a design flaw or just my clumsy, clumsy mitts. If only I had swappable hands like Bluto.

Anyway, this is what it looks like inside:

And here’s Bluto in all his ornery glory:

He doesn’t need an extra swappable head…THIS ONE IS PLENTY:

There was an additional item in this series I passed on, which was a “Popeye Vs. Bluto” set featuring basically the same designs as above but with “battle damage” (bruised knuckles, black eyes) that I passed on.

These are some beautiful figures that I absolutely didn’t need but picked up anyway. The second series should be here in a few months (with the Sea Hag, Wimpy, Poopdeck Pappy, and Popeye in his white sailor suit) and after seeing these, I can’t wait.

If there’s a third series, I’m hoping for Alice the Goon, and wouldn’t it be great to get a Brutus to go with Bluto? Or a Ham Gravy to go with Castor? Or even King Blozo!

I mean, after that we’d really be entering real Deep Cut territory, getting into Olive’s parents and Rough House and the like. More likely we’d see more design variations on the main characters (such as one based on Bluto’s appearance in Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor).

But what I really want is a 4-pack of the nephews Pupeye, Peepeye, Poopeye and Pipeye:

Just don’t do a “Popeye Whistling Through His Missing Eye variant, I’m begging you:

9 Responses to “I’d even accept a two-pack of O. G. Wotasnozzle and Sappo.”

  • Daniel T says:

    How do you feel about the Sunday Popeye by Randy Milholland or the “manga” Popeye?

  • Daniel T says:

    And will you be getting Popeye Variations?

  • Les McClaine says:

    I designed two waves of non-poseable PVC figures for this line with a whole bunch of obscure characters but I don’t know if they’re ever going into production.

    The Flash Gordon/Phantom PVCs I designed are coming out, so maybe?

  • joecab says:

    Is the package set by Stephen DeStefano? Because it sure looks it and it’s gorgeous.

  • Allan Hoffman says:

    I’m not really a Popeye fan but I’m glad these exist and that people are excited about them.

  • Thom H. says:

    Those are some cool looking figures. I never, ever needed to know that Popeye could whistle out of his eye socket, though. Eek!

  • Snark Shark says:

    “a Brutus to go with Bluto”

    I always thought they were the same guy!

    “the nephews Pupeye, Peepeye, Poopeye and Pipeye”

    T/here’s gotta be some SERIOUS inbreeding going on in that family tree!

  • Snark Shark says:

    “the nephews Pupeye, Peepeye, Poopeye and Pipeye”

    What, no Redeye? Or Ribeye?

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