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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Regular Show: "Episodic Figures" Mordecai!

02.12.2014 – The Regular show is an off-beat animated series created by JG Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered in September 6, 2010. The story revolves around two friends Mordecai a Blue Jay & Rigby a Raccoon who work as groundskeepers of the park.

The popularity of the series produced merchandise based on the characters of the series, but just like the show it also focuses on variations of Mordecai and Rigby. Jazwares, the same manufacturers of the Adventure Time produced the action figures.

The popularity of Adventure Time has put the merchandise on the toy isle map. The Regular Show is slowly gaining viewership which also airs on Cartoon Network Asia. But the current Regular Show merchandise is not yet fully available in Asia unlike Adventure Time.

Jazwares released action figures based on Regular Show in late 2012 / early 2013 in the US with variations of Mordecai and Rigby. From the smallest at 2 inches to the detailed 6 inches scale the Regular Show was a hit.

There’s one subline that produced four characters for the “Episodic Figures” which include the two main characters with Benson and Skips having accessories that appeared in season 1. The current show is on its fifth season, but the “Episodic Figures” where based from the debut season.

Taking a closer look at Mordecai in this “Episodic Figure” line his accessories includes a guitar (from the episode “Mordecai and the Rigbys”) and Fanny Pack.

The Packaging

Each of the Regular Show action figures are carded with the bubble taking most of the card. It appears that the figure doesn’t take up enough space as Mordecai is a skinny Blue Jay with two accessories.

The artwork is based from the show and it appears presentable to catch your eye with the logo along with the character. At the back the description for Mordecai and other figures each sold separately which features Benson and Mordecai.

Mordecai the Action Figure

The Blue Jay voiced by creator JG Quintel stands at 5 to 6 inches and also has a translucent stand to support the figure from standing. Due to the almost cartoon accurate appearance Mordecai’s legs are too thin, that it’s very challenging to make him stand without the translucent stand and not having his accessories.

Mordecai’s articulation is in both arms and basic rotation in the head. The legs are made of soft rubber that’s stable enough to make him stand without the support of the translucent stand on a stable flat surface.

The figure is almost cartoon accurate but with minor paint smudges overall Mordecai stands out. His electric guitar which first appeared on the last episode (“Mordeai and the Rigbys”) of season 1 is made of soft plastic with strap. This also includes a Fanny pack where he stores some goodies from earlier episodes.

Both accessories have great detail and the paint isn’t that bad either. Mordecai can jam with any action figure with his guitar given if you have the patience not using the translucent stand. But it would still be good if Mordecai uses the translucent stand if you plan to have this figure displayed on your self. But you still need Rigby to jam with him just like in the “Mordecai and the Rigbys” episode.

Not-So Regular Mordecai

Overall the “Episodic Figures” Mordecai certainly will catch your attention if you followed the series. But without Rigby he’s just below regular on his lonesome to play with his guitar.

On serious note the only quirks on this figure is the minor paint issue that doesn’t entirely need to be addressed.

The rest is top notch as Regular Show figures are unavailable in selected parts of Asia, and you can only see these available at comic shops or specialty stores.

“Episodic Figures” Mordecai was acquired at Filbar’s in the Philippines with a retail of PhP 549.00 pesos. For inquires of availability LIKE Filbar’s Online on Facebook!

Regular Show airs Mondays at 5:00 PM on Cartoon Network Asia!

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