Minifigure: #18 of 20 – Doctor Phosphorus
Released: January 1, 2018
If you held a LEGO gun to our head and made us pick the least LEGO minifigure type LEGO minifigure out of the series, it’s Doctor Phosphorus, with Clock King rallying as a close second. Even the mermaid Batman has the humanoid styled upper half. Doctor Phosphorus is clearly a skeleton. Even though LEGO has made so many skeletons in the past, with or without skeletal elements, Doctor Phosphorus just doesn’t seem to quite fit the cartoonish feel of the rest of the line.
The figure doesn’t come with any hairpiece or any other accessory for the head. So, there’s a bare stud on the yellowish green minifigure with skeleton print. It’s a great print too. We look forward to seeing it used for other things. However, so far, the print is exclusive to this figure. It may be a little while before we start seeing Doctor Phosphorus’s head anywhere other than on the rest of his body.
The torso is just about identical front the front as it is to the back. The black printed dots are mirrored so that the figure has that see through look with some floating elements within his body. It’s really well done. And then there’s black printing on the arms, which is a nice touch that we like, as you can tell. We’re sure at some point the charm will wear off and we’ll be like, “Boo! That print doesn’t go all of the way to the top!” But until that day comes, more print on the arms, please!
The hips and legs assembly is interesting. What appears to be dual molding from the front is, indeed, not at all. The hips are blue. The legs are that yellowish green plastic as the rest of the figure. The shorts on the legs are printed over the yellowish green plastic, with the black printed creases. There’s also some black creasing on the hips. The blue is then printed to give that torn look, which, in retrospect, is why the legs can’t be dual molded. Either way, that printing is well done. And then, the blocky black print of the skeletal parts of Doctor Phosphorus continues, not just on the front of the legs but on the sides as well.
The accessories leave a bit to be desired. Of course there’s the baseplate, but then all you get are the rounded wave elements. This is the element that gets used as flames all of the time, in 203 other sets to be exact. They’re also usually one of the extra pieces in sets that they’re featured in. However, this is the first time they’ve come in this trans-neon green color.
And no, nothing about this minifigure glows in the dark.
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