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New Earthworm Jim figure is extra groovy and bendy

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Amid all the buyouts and IP leveraging and so forth that make up today's games industry, it's worth remembering the days when a developer was nothing without a sass-talkin' mascot to rep their wares. Some such creatures displayed so much 'tude as to outlive its original parent company – such as Earthworm Jim, the power-suited loam-burrower who, even after the passing of Shiny Entertainment, continues to occupy a place in players' hearts, consoles and toy collections.

This fully-articulated EWJ figurine measures up at 6” – which ought to be about a 1:1 scale, except that we're talking about a game that thinks a worm is about the same size as a bird or a cat or a cow or a refrigerator. So let's not get too far into that. Supplied with an alternate “bendy” suit, in deference to the “Earthworm” bit of the character's name, it's arguably a more faithful tribute than Playmates' long-defunct toy line – and has the added bonus of being available for purchase from Mezco Direct come July of this year, priced at $17.00.

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3 comments

  • Fuzunga - January 18, 2012 11:10 a.m.

    Dude! I collected the hell out of those figures when I was a kid! I need this!
  • billie-gote - January 17, 2012 6:40 p.m.

    My dad grew up with this game so he'd love this! also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcwixTwUsmc&feature=related
  • gamingfreak - January 17, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    I must have this!!!

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