Monday, July 3, 2017

Creature from the Black Lagoon (Amok Time)

Before we start - For those of you who like to peruse our older posts, we'd like to let you know we've been investing a lot of time to revisit the numerous posts from 2013 which originally had no text (only photos). This is something we've actually been doing for a while now, but are making it a point to complete in the very near future.

Creature from the Black Lagoon
Amok Time

When I first heard about Amok Time's Creature from the Black Lagoon, it was way back in 2012 on a site many of you may know about - Green Plastic Squirt Gun. His photos intrigued me enough that I kept this "little" guy on my radar for quite some time. Then, as things often do happen, I forgot about it.

In 2017, Brother Midnight returned to his CftBL "figure" in the Round Robin Challenge, Fire All Over. It was at that point that I remembered this awesome toy, and had to have one of my very own.

Amok Time's Creature from the Black Lagoon is by no means common. It's scarcely rare, and more importantly, it's not cheap. Getting one mint in the box is going to set you back at least $400.00, and that's if you can find one.

The most common factor to it's scarce nature is that it was limited to just 500 pieces. That's not a whole lot to go around.

The "figure" was designed by Motanari Sugai, and stands 22 inches tall by 13 inches wide, and weighs in at approximately 5.5 pounds. In short, there's a lot of plastic on this thing - Sorry...Vinyl. It features minimal articulation, limited to just the arms. With such minimal articulation, it suits more so as a display piece than a toy - Which is okay, because it makes one heck of a conversation piece.

The box itself comes in at 23.5 inches tall, 14 inches wide, and 8.5 inches deep. So whether or not you would plan on displaying this piece in the box or open, you're going to need a fair amount of open space. Personally speaking - It's far more impressive out of the box than hidden inside of it.

If you look closely, you'll see that no, the lips are not red. Purists of the original Creature from the Black Lagoon from Universal Studios will appreciate this key aspect. For those of you unsure of what I'm getting at, take a moment to Google it. It's a fascinating debate. 

If you're a fan of the Creature, then this could very well be the ultimate collectible out there to hunt down. Again though, it's not going to be easy to find, nor is it going to be cheap.

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  1. That is a very cool figure. Didn't realize how big that was until I started reading the post. Fantastic display piece and lots of fun.

    1. Yeah, this bad boy takes up a lot of real estate on the shelf.



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