By Iconoclast Toys
This resin figure was created by Iconoclast Toys. The figure is inspired by the iconic Nintendo Power Glove.
The figure was purchased for $5, but is currently Sold Out. The $5 version takes its coloration inspiration from the original keshi/M.U.S.C.L.E. color. There was also a $10 painted version.
I have been very vocal about my feelings regarding the #153 figure. To me it is the Macarena of the M.U.S.C.L.E. world.
With that said, this figure made me smile. And I can tell you why.
The Power Glove is undeniably lovable kitsch for me. I want to be too cool to like it. But I know myself too well. My love of the Power Glove overrides my loathing of the #153 figure hysteria.
I don’t fully understand why the fingers of the #153 were cut down. I believe it was done for scaling purposes. I believe it made the figure look more like a Power Glove and less like a #153 figure – which I feel is a good choice.
The header card perfects draws its inspiration from the original Power Glove without being a carbon copy. This is a difficult balance to strike, but I believe the balance is perfect this time. This is the first time, in a very long time, I have felt bad removing the figure from its packaging. The header card really adds to the allure of this figure.
I am very glad I purchased the unpainted version. The coloration is not a perfect original keshi/M.U.S.C.L.E. color, but it is close enough to see the connection. Targeting the original keshi/M.U.S.C.L.E. color has become a blessing and curse for customizers. Collectors seem to like it and customizers can get very close to it; but unless it is a perfect match it can be viewed as a “miss.”
It is also impossible to ignore the price. Spending $5 for a minifigure is a steal. It seems that many figures creep into the $15 to $20 range. I do prefer a rubber figure to a resin figure, but I can’t complain about a $5 price point. And does it matter once it is on the shelf?