Today we are taking a look at a figure I’ve been looking forward to for a while, the Entertainment Earth Exclusive One:12 Collective Glow in the Dark Space Ghost! This is a modern interpretation of a classic character, bringing Space Ghost into modern times. It’s based on the original Space Ghost as a super hero from the 60s cartoon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have him hang out with Moltar, Zorak and Brak to do some interviews Coast to Coast style! We’ve done up over 100 shots of Space Ghost showing what he can do, both in the light and glowing in the dark! Oh, and we might have gone a little nuts and built a studio for him to do some new interviews in too. :) Read on to check it and some additional thoughts courtesy of Entertainment Earth!
Mezco Toys One:12 Collective Space Ghost Entertainment Earth Glow in the Dark Exclusive
Another great One:12 figure. This is the Entertainment Earth exclusive version, which features glow in the dark on the costume, cape and accessories. This version uses what looks like the BvS Superman fabric for the main suit, and the ornate interlocking pattern found on it is what glows in the dark. The cape is a tad firmer because it’s using a thicker material to get the GITD action going. I actually really liked the cape material here, it was soft goods but firm and easy to pose into different positions. Didn’t warp out of place. I also really like that fabric from BvS Supes so it’s win win. Other than that figure is the same.
Accessories include 3 sets of extra hands, 6 energy blasts for the hands, his monkey pal Blip, and an awesome One:12 stand with Space Ghost logo. All the accessories are glow in the dark (except the stand). All are clear instead of painted except the hands which are white. The standard release had all the energy blasts painted in multiple colors. One thing missing was the alternate head – the standard release had a smiling face as well as a resting face. I am ok with that because I prefer the resting face seen here and would have used that as my primary display option anyway.
As a figure it’s solid like most other One:12 offerings. A highly articulated buck is under the non-removable costume. The suit goes all the way down over the feet this time, with rubber outsoles at the very bottom. He has the same build and stance as Superman did. The head pops into a big ball joint and has a good range. Hands pop on and off super easy, but hold firm once there. One:12 has the best hand swap game in the industry. Blip also has a good range of articulation, you can see all the points pretty well in the pics below since he is clear :)
The glow in the dark feature is actually very well done. As I said earlier, the ornate pattern on the suit is what glows. The cape is also layered with gitd magic and glows slighly brighter. Please note, in the shots below, I played around with light a lot to get cool effects. Some are not what it looks like to the eye. A representation of what it does look like to the eye is here in this pic and similar ones. The rest are artistic. All of the clear parts and Blip also glow in full, and bright. I am generally not a big fan of glow in the dark because I rarely have the lights off, or the figure in a position to naturally absorb light, but this is well done and was cool seeing it light up.
Now, as it stands here, Space Ghost is a really solid figure and I’m glad he’s out there. However, this is Space Ghost – the character from the 60’s TV show. The super hero. That is not why I dig Space Ghost. I dig Space Ghost because of Coast to Coast. It was a staple in my late college years, sitting around late night and vegging out to the stupidity. There is nothing in this set related to that. I had to figure a way to get Coast to Coast stuff into this photo shoot though. Did a little research, and there were Coast to Coast figures in the 6 inch scale put out in 1999. So, I hit eBay and grabbed some. You can find Space Ghost’s desk, coffee mug and note cards in one package with a 6 inch figure to boot. The standard or clear version works, the desk and accessories are not clear. If you’d like to grab one yourself, you can search for “Art Asylum Space Ghost”. It’s a really cool set on it’s own and the desk work’s perfectly for this One:12 version. In the photos below, the guest TV and the background – I just printed them out from images found on the web, and cut out the tv, propped up with a Tamashii stand.
What I’d really like – is a Coast to Coast specific set with better versions of all this. The desk. The mug. The cards. A little flat TV in plastic that can stand on it’s own. Doesn’t have to be 3d, but to-scale and self balancing. A large backdrop (that isn’t folded somehow). Alternate faces that match the doofy expressions from the show. Can skip the hands and energy blasts except for one since he did randomly blast folks. That would be epic, I’d re-buy in a second. I know it’s probably a different license, but it’s all in the Warner Bros family so here’s hoping.
For now though, I am good with the Art Asylum props and this epic One:12 figure. It’s a really solid pick up and I like the EE GITD version a tad more than the standard. Grab yours today over at Entertainment Earth!
Key shots here, 100+ below!