Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Gremlins Mogwai ZOE!

Gremlins 2: The New Batch - Mogwai Series 5 - Zoe - NECA 2015

Gremlins 2: The New Batch was a far cry from its predecessor. I recently watched them both and I was surprised how creepy and dark the original Gremlins movie was. But in sharp contrast, the sequel was over-the-top and farcical from beginning to end. Suddenly that Key & Peele sketch is infinitely more funny. The movie is full of plot holes and gimmicks, and from a collector's perspective it looks like a merchandiser's dream. I personally love cute-but-formidable creatures in film, and Mogwai are a fantastic representation of that. The NECA Mogwai line has been a joy to collect. I'm only missing two (Lenny and George) and I'm ecstatic that NECA will be re-releasing them shortly (along with the new Mogwai from the Mountain Dew commerical). My excitement made me want to post this Zoe figure from 2015. The name leads me to believe this is a second female Mogwai (after Penny), but I can only speculate since these characters were unused concepts that didn't appear on screen. Let's check out Zoe below!

These Mogwai figures are impressively articulated. Their elbows, wrists, shoulders, neck, legs, and ears are all fully articulated. But the coolest feature that they all have is articulated eyes that are controlled with a rollerball on the back of their heads.  The expressions you can give them are endless.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Zoe with Penny.


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