I like the way The Mandrel calls back visually to me to those first TSR that looked like a cross between a Scottish Terrier, a Little Person in a monster suit, and a horned toad. I miss when kobolds were less dragon-ney and more Sid & Marty Krofft "fantasy Jawas". I never much cared for DSL's art but I loved those little mobs, and The Mangrel reminds me of them, but bulldogish and peevishly psionic
"Peevishly psionic"... I love that.