Loved the sculpt of the HML Thing, but he always seemed so small compared to
the other figures, and especially to the Toy Biz figures.
To account for the disparity, I modified the figure into the Ben Grim from
Fantastic Four #170. At this point he had become human
(again, for like the hundredth time) and needed a suit so that he could add
power to the group. Reed, fearing a loss of the trademark he had apparently registered
on the Thing's likeness, made an exo-suit that looked just like the monster
Ben Grimm hated so much, and then forced Ben to
wear it. Why Ben never murdered Reed in forty years
of FF history I will never understand.