Sorry GP didn't think to take any before shots, but go to this site and they have a pic of the kit out of box: http://www.timemachinetoys.com/toypics/thingkitbu.JPG
Thanks guys for the positive feedback. I've got another kit lurking somewhere, maybe I'll take it and make the early lumpy Thing one of these days.
Thanks everyone for the great feedback. Keep at it JP you'll get it. The Shadow is one of my all time favorite characters. I was glad to see him finally come out in kit for courtesy of Diceman Creations.