Limited Morph - Unboxed! (05.10.12)
You may recall The Hound trumpeting a forthcoming figure
Robert Harrop Designs, the
other day. Aardman Animations' very
first claymation star Morph was going to be released
as a Time
Limited edition. That is to say, this piece was only
going to be
made available for pre-order for a very restricted time,
the Harrop web site, and if you missed the cutoff
point - tough -
you'd miss out:
Time Limited Edition Morph
Time Limited Edition Chas
Well... It looks like things have changed just a little,
if you click that first link above you'll see the Harrop
web site is now
stating that Morph is going to be available for a wee while
than originally planned. In fact, both he and his pal, chucklesome
Chas, now share a revised end date of 1st November 2012.
the rules have been bent a little here, but business is business,
and when you've gone out on a limb to acquire a license,
got to get out there and sell your finished piece and
outlay... Darnit, we all want to see these things sell like
so's we can keep on getting more Harrop figures... So if
hovering over this one, undecided, now seems like the
to help you along.
You see, The Hound has already taken the plunge on your
He's clicked and ordered and he's just taken delivery
of his very
first Time Limited edition from his favourite figuriners.
And if that's
not a real word, well, it should be. 'Cos Robert Harrop
make figures, and they make 'em better than anyone else
in the UK.
Anywho, let's get back to Morph, because he really is
wonderful, as you'll see when we unbox him!
Bigger ranges usually have their own Harrop boxes and colour
schemes. But Morph is a special release, so he gets a generic
box. Even so, it's a stylish thing. That racing green logo
smart on the cream background...
Now, most Harrop figures tend to come in shaped polystyrene
But this is a teeny-tiny run item so our figure is instead
rolled up in a
long length of bubble wrap It's well protected, anyway, so
has no complaints....
And what's this in our second photo? - It's our mini certificate,
by Mr. Harrop himself. And take a good look there. The Hound's
is currently number 32. Just 32 Morph's have been struck,
mine? - That's insane!
You want more proof of your edition number? - There's a sticker
the box lid. And, even more, there's one on the base of the
So you're numbered up here, three times...
But you don't want numbers. You want a figure. So there he
is on the
right. Morph, in The Hound's real-life paws. Perfectly formed
at 5.7" tall,
including his base. The Harrop team really have sculpted him
Morph's clean lines are deceptively difficult to capture.
It would be
all-too easy to go off-model with this. But Harrop have nailed
character. And his clay colour too. Again, you've got to get
Pantone number here. Morph's colour is so precise. He's everyday
modeling clay colour, never too orange, never too brown.
he's a bugger to photograph, given how his skin colour reacts
light. Here's a decent shot, though:
You know, we've said this before, but the great thing about
particular edition is that Morph is just about to scale. He
pretty much as you'd expect too, so it's like you really are
the original stop-motion character in your hands. That's such
pleasurable feeling, when you add it to the super-low limited
nature of the piece - well - it's another first class addition
amazing range of figures from Robert Harrop. With future-value
one suspects, so don't dawdle, check out those
links. I'll be
going there myself, soon enough, because it looks like Chas
be just as good. And - hey - Morph likes company, doesn't
That's Morph, then. Here and brilliant. And if you like what
seeing and reading, give us some
feedback, we can make this kind
of test-driving a semi-regular thing. We can expand things, add
info and photos. The Hound's always buying stuff, and he's
happy to share!...
Robert Harrop Designs