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Mezco’s New Realistic POPEYE Figure Is Amazing and Terrifying

Mezco’s New Realistic POPEYE Figure Is Amazing and Terrifying

You’ve seen online Photoshops and sketches of what Popeye would look like as a real human. You may have been amused, or weirded out, and then never given them another thought. Mezco Toyz, however, went ahead an made an action figure that they’ve just revealed, and it’s both a work of art and the stuff of nightmares.

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Shelly Duvall aside, Popeye characters simply were never meant to look like representative, real-world humans, and their cartoon flexibility was part of the fun. Brought to three-dimensions as part of Mezco’s premium One:12 Collective of super-detailed 6-inch figures, this sailor man looks like he got too close to the nuclear tests in the Pacific. If this is what an all-spinach diet does to you, it’s time to add more protein.

The detail is astonishing, from the realistic faded ink on Popeye’s tattoos to the dirt stains on his jeans. And since these figures usually come loaded with accessories, I trust we can expect spinach cans in various stages of squeezing, and maybe alternate biceps for when he powers up and flexes. More might be revealed at Toy Fair later this month–for now, you can check out a glut of new Mezco reveals (including Dawn of the Dead, movie Wonder Woman, and Netflix Daredevil) on their Facebook page. If Popeye sells well, I’m really curious to see how Alice the Goon translates into the same style. Or maybe they should try a realistic Asterix next.

Does this action figure blow you down? Sail below to the comments section and leave it strong to the finish.

Image: Mezco

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