Are you ready for Freddy? (yes, I went there). Sideshow site exclusive (limited to 1000 pieces) 1/6th scale Freddy Krueger. The site exclusive comes with an extra glove, giving me 3 gloves total: open glove, gesture, and the exclusive pointing glove. For the left hand he comes with an open hand, fist, and pointing. The hands all come pre-pegged which is good and bad. The good is it's easier to change them out (you probably won't stab yourself with any of the gloves), but you have to push the sleeves up each time, so I challenge you not to stretch out the sleeve cuffs and eff those up pretty early on. His only other accessory is a base, very basic looking with the NOES logo on top (same as the Sideshow Jason's base). The hat is part of the head sculpt, it's not removable. I admit, I like him more than I thought I would. He's based on Freddy's look in Dream Warriors. Jeff Yagher actually did the head sculpt, and obviously being Kevin's big bro and an amazing sculptor himself, he knows what it's supposed to look like. Jeff doing the sculpt is actually what made me pull the trigger on this guy in the first place. As for the rest, while the sweater is probably going to wear down quickly, especially the sleeve cuffs, it looks better than I'd initially expected. His pants are a little tight around the ankles though especially where they meet his boots. I kept having to fidget with them whenever I moved his legs, even just a little bit. But the pants actually have pockets which is another detail I wasn't expecting. The sculpt and paint on the tops of the ungloved hands look great, but the palms are a little lazy. The gloves all look really nice, but I question the angle of some of the blades. I've worn enough Freddy gloves over the past 30+ years and a couple of the blades just look like his fingers would have to be bent at a weird angle...but not that the blades are bent. Pretty sure they're diecast so I'd expect them to snap off before bending. Anyway, he looks great and if you're in the market I recommend him. Pretty sure they haven't sold out of the limited edition yet so if you want the extra glove, get him now.
(10/20/17 day 293)
Assorted ToyBiz Resident Evil 1 & 2 zombies along with Forest Speyer (zombie) and one of the ravens (I can't find my other one). Forest and the zombie(s) with the white coat come packaged together. The flannel shirt zombie with the bald head and the raven both come with Hunk, and the cop zombie comes with Claire. The 2 that aren't the cop are the same mold with a different head and the white coat was added afterwards to make them less noticeable. It can be removed though and he still has the shirt as part of the mold underneath. Those are the only ones that aren't gimmicky at all. As for the cop, if you push his belly it unlocks a latch at the waist that makes him pop apart (or just picking him up seems to work too). Also his hat comes off and takes his brain with it. Forest is the most useless and ridiculous of the 3. He comes with a base and his feet slip into pegs so he can pop up suddenly. He has a peg in his back so that in theory when he's on his back and it's pressed against the base it keeps his arms down. Unfortunately he doesn't weigh enough so his arms are partially raised. The base has a little lever so he can spring up and when that happens his arms are supposed to raise all dramatic like. Yay gimmicks. The raven is just cheap plastic, solid black except his eyes. As with most of the TB RE line, the paint doesn't necessarily match on the figures. Some have dramatic red streaks and blotches, others are more of a reddish brown and look diluted. The two with the white shirt almost look like one has been customized, they're so different. Even the paint on the head, one looks more brown, the other more grey. But all my BOW doubles are like that. That's about it.
(10/19/17 day 292)
Since I'm binging vamp movies today I thought I'd let Spike out for pics. I bought this along with the Vampire Spike from a friend earlier this year, the latter being a double to one already in my collection that I'd planned to actually display. Unfortunately this one was missing his trenchcoat so I had to pillage it from the other one cos this one just looks silly without it. I mean, none of the old Sideshow figures look good without sleeves anyway, but they gave this one gloves so he looks extra odd without his coat. Why gloves? Cos Spike didn't actually wear any. I can only assume it has to do with the idiotic accessories they include, specifically, a cross that doubles as a dagger. Cos, vamps love crosses. WTF, Sideshow? He also comes with a railroad spike, which we only ever heard about on the series and certainly never saw modern Spike use. I guess they felt like they had to include something, but honestly, it would have made more sense to give the red shirt version the vamp face and put the human head on the other one and just include the amulet with it. The red shirt version could've come with a Kiss The Librarian mug or something. Anyway, there was a Sideshow exclusive version of this one that came with an extra set of ungloved hands. Again, should have been the other way around. Standard should've come with regular hands and the exclusive with the extra gloved hands, but I'm guessing the exclusive was an afterthought when people complained about the gloves. Anyway, as far as older Sideshow figures go, the head sculpt isn't bad. The clothes could definitely be better, but they're pretty standard for 12" figures back then. Same articulation as the other one so I'm not going to rehash except to reiterate my disappointment that while the boots are soft and the ankles move, they won't actually hold a position so you need the stand for anything other than a stiff upright pose. Overall I like the BtVS 12" figures, but there's a reason my minty collection is in box. With the window box, there's no real reason to take them out.
(10/18/17 day 291)
DCD/DCC Scarecrow from Arkham Knight. Ya know, I still can't choose between this version and Asylum as to which design I like better. Asylum is creepy for sure, but this guy retains a bit of the creepy factor but also looks pretty badass. And as far as poseable figures go, I like that he doesn't have the whole hunchback thing going on, which really wears down the knee joints on both my Asylum and Hush Scarecrows. And this guy is just an awesome addition to the Arkham line in terms of both sculpt and articulation. They went all out to make him as poseable as possible. He's got multidirectional ankles (even the one in the brace), hips, and shoulders. Hinged knees and elbows, rotation in the right calf and left thigh (because of the leg brace), wrists, bicep, and head, and waist rotation with a bit of extra give. And the majority of his tubes are soft and have plenty of give, even the "metal hinge" on his right elbow is made of rubber or extremely soft plastic and rotates to accommodate the elbow joint. The leg brace itself is sculpted hard plastic, and with my DCD Arkham figure track record, I'm afraid to mess with that leg, but where the brace meets the ankle has an extra bit of room so you don't lose any ankle pivot. Even the shoelaces are soft enough to move a little. About the only accent that's a hard sculpt other than the brace are the needles on his right hand. As for the sculpt and paint apps, pretty much what you'd expect from this line and then some. He also comes with a mask (still haven't played the game, so not sure how that plays in) that makes him a whole different kind of creepy. His hood is extremely soft and can be pushed back off his head, and while his head sculpt and paint look great, the hood doesn't lay right, sort of has to be tucked, so it doesn't look very good back. And it tends to hit the strap on the back of the mask and push it up. The hood can be up or down when the mask is on though. I think that about covers him. He's an awesome figure, I highly recommend him.
(10/17/17 day 299)
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