How do you transform Hellboy, a ’mean as hell’ character from the devil’s kingdom, into a caricature that draws guffaws? Create a height-impaired figurine. The 6-inch Hellboy Vinyl toy is a great replication of the original movie and comic book character. Contrary to Hellboy’s personality bearing, this San Diego Comic Con 2009 exclusive creation is anything but intimidating. Yet, we have to agree that the smaller version is quite cute – which may perhaps be offensive to certain hardcore groupies of this franchise.
The Hellboy toy takes inspiration from Mike Mignola’s artwork and is being marketed as a limited edition product. It has the customary red visage and body of the character, with sawed-off horns and a tail, as well as the disproportionate stone arm (Vinyl doll here, of course!). The Samaritan, Hellboy’s iconic Nazis-ass kicking gun, is also included as part of the package. Priced at $19.99, the Hellboy Mez-Itz toy is a cool buy for those who love stacking up their display case with replicas.