Thursday, April 12, 2012

Uncovering the Fat Suit of Sideshow's Odd Job

You don't see many portly male dolls or action figures.

Ever wonder how such a figure would look undressed? In this case, he looks the way the average-sized figures do. He is an average-sized figure. Here, Sideshow Collectibles' Odd Job figure strips down to reveal the secret of his "heavy" appearance.

So the action figure is not "portly"; the fitted padding called a "fat suit" fills him out to resemble the actor playing the Odd Job role, Harold Sakata.

The exterior of the "fat suit" is black polyester. Turning it inside out, you can see the padded interior. The white batting next to the black polyester is covered on the other side with a semi-sheer black netting. The padded areas give extra weight to the figure's torso, upper back, and buttocks. His clothes are larger to accommodate the "fat suit."

Here is the inside front of the suit.

And here is the back of it.

Any thoughts on this type of "enhancing" the action figure body?