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NJ Croce is offering new bendables based on classic Looney Tunes and Tom And Jerry cartoons. These figures are available as single packs, as well as a boxed sets. Key chains are also available of Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, and Tasmanian Devil. Tom and Jerry are offered as single carded figures, such as the ones you see the image gallery below.
Looney Tunes is show with short animated episodes, which dates back to 1935 with Porky Pig, with other classic characters being introduced such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, the Granny, Speedy Gonzales, Witch Hazel, the Tasmanian Devil, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Goghorn Leghorn, Miss Prissy, Penelope Pussycat, Batnyard Dawg, Hector the Bulldog, and dozens of other classic characters that made their debut on the show. All of these characters we hope to see made as bendables, especially one of Duck Dodgers and supporting characters from that series.
The first wave from NJ Croce includes Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Sylvester and Tweety, Tasmanian Devil, and Yosemite Sam. As these are bendables, they don’t have the standard articulation, and only bend. Some of the figures including Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam have weapons, which cannot be removed from their hands, and bend just like the limbs.
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Thank to you NJ Croce for providing their Looney Tunes Bendable Figures for review.
Availability: December 2017
The first assortment includes many of the main characters, including Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner, Sylvester, Tweety, Tasmanian Devil, and Yosemite Sam. Right away it’s noticed that Daffy Duck is missing from this wave, as he is the only character shown on the packaging, but not included in the assortment. Daffy Duck is a must, as he was one of the very first characters to be created along with Porky Pig (also missing from this wave), and Bugs Bunny.
Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd are offered as a 2-pack, which is a great deal. Bugs is painted in his classic grey and white appearance, with pink ears, a red nose and black eye balls. No carrot in his hand, and his hands are sculpted in an open “high five” position. Elmer Fudd is sculpted in his hunting outfit, which is a dark orange deco, with red deco on the hat, brown shoes, and nicely detailed facial features with black eye balls. The gun is sculpted in his right hand, and cannot be pointed at another character to shoot. Elmer Fudd is a heavier figure, and bending parts of the body that are not his arms and legs is challenging. If Daffy Duck were included in this wave, fans could recreate that classic Rabbit season, Duct season, Human season scenario as seen in one of the classic episodes. When they get to Daffy Duck, it would be great if he came with that sign with all three posters.
Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner made their debut in 1949, and he’s been trying to catch that Road Runner for nearly seven decades without success. Despite all of the failed traps, he’s a character that’s determined to get what he wants. Wile E. Coyote is painted in his brown and tan fur, with long pointy ears, a long nose, and nicely sculpted facial details including the eyes and mouth. The Road Runner is painted in dark and light blue fur, with brown legs, and an orange beak.
Yosemite Sam is a wanted gunslinger from the Wild West, and he is sculpted in his long cowboy hat, with a long red beard that hands almost to the ground, dark red shirt, a brown belt with a yellow belt buckle, blue pants, black cowboy boots, a yellow scarf, and two pistols sculpted in his hands. Due to the size of his body and tiny feet, this figure cannot stand up on his own, and requires the support of a stand or object to lean on. The beard is nicely detailed, and the facial details include a large nose, eyes, and the mouth is hidden under the beard, but the shape of it is sculpted in the beard.
Marvin the Martian is one of the more colorful figures in the set, and he is painted in his red and green outfit, with the yellow and gold detail on his helmet, white gloves, and white shoes and black lines painted on them. He does not have his iconic pistol, and his hands are sculpted in an open position. Ideally, a character like this does need his space pistol, so hopefully if they revisit the character in Duck Dodgers, he will include the pistol (and alien dog).
The Tasmanian Devil includes one of the best sculpts of the wave, and the mouth is truly one of the most detailed aspect about the figure. He is painted in his brown and tan fur, with a black nose, white eyes with a black pupil, white teeth, a pink tongue and interior of the mouth. The mouth is large enough to fit a character such as Tweety, Bugs, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote or the Road Runner. The only real dilemma with this figure is that he cannot stand on his own. Due to the heaviness of the figure, and the way the feet were sculpted, they do not support him to stand. You will need a stand or an object for him to lean on. This is unfortunate, because otherwise the figure is truly incredible.
Like Wile E. Coyote, Sylvester has spent decades trying to capture and eat Tweety. However, Sylvester have gotten close, and had Tweety in his mouth on several occasions, but forced to spit him out by Granny or Hector the Bulldog. Sylvester is painted in his black and white fur, with a red nose, white eyes with a black pupil, a pink mouth, and black freckles on around his nose. Tweety is painted in yellow deco on his fur, with orange feet, white, blue and black eyes, an orange beak, and black eye lashes and eye brows, Both figures are capable of standing on their own.
Overall, the Looney Tunes Bendable figures are excellent representations of the characters, and we truly hope to see more of these on the way. Some of the characters we mentioned above would make great additions to this line.