Ho-wdy Ho, Ho-rror Ho-mies!! I have not one but(t) TWO beautiful Toy Stories to share with you today, both courtesy of Mr. Andrew Peters (better known ’round these parts as Mr. Goon-y Goon :)). It’s not really a VS sitch, I guess (Jason would always win…hands down, zero argument!! ;)), but more of a Double Feature of Fierceness (copyright: Tyra Banks, I ass-ume ;)). Regardless, strap yourself down and get ready for a metric-ass ton of amazing awesomeness!! (Everyone gets this eXXXcited about
toys action figures, right? ;)) xoxo
NECA Classic Video Game Appearance ‘Friday the 13th’ Jason w/ Theme Music Packaging
What better way to celebrate NECA’s thirteenth figure into their Classic Video Game Appearance series than with Jason Voorhees. But wait, didn’t they do that already? Why, yes. Yes they did. A few years ago at NYCC, they launched this line with an exclusive Jason figure with a glow in the dark mask, but you either had to attend the event or pay an outrageous price afterwards on Ebay. Well, fret no more. No only this affordable and widely available, it’s also got a slightly new paintjob and a few new accessories and something new to the packaging, so this way you aren’t getting a re-release.
Right away you’re going to notice the coolest addition that I can see trending with this line, theme music packaging! Fans of the game will recognize the little tune from the menu screen which plays when you open it. Gotta hand it to NECA for adding that little extra to give the fans something different. Also included is the decaying, decapitated head of Mrs. Voorhees that comes with a clear stand to give her that floating appearance she has in the game! I think that is by far the neatest addition to the figure. Oh, you also get the classic axe and machete.
Jason’s paint deco is the same, but instead of his mask glowing in the dark like the NYCC variant does, it’s painted that baby blue he wears so well in the game. Hey, I told you this wasn’t the same thing repackaged.
Jason stands at the usual 7” inches tall and has 25 points of articulation, while Mrs. Voorhees has, well, none. She’s a floating head, what do you expect? Either way, with the new additions to the figure and the packaging, it makes it worth picking up, especially at a $25 price tag.
And now for Part DeauXXX:
NECA ¼ Scale ‘Alien’ Xenomorph
NECA has released some great and terrifying looking figures throughout their Alien line, but their latest ¼ scale Xenomorph is both amazing and frightening. I nearly pooped myself (not something I am proud to write about) when I came home from vacation and opened the big package (tee hee) that awaited for me upon my return.
I gotta be honest here… this is one of the most fantastic looking figures I have ever seen. The attention to detail really brings out the semi-sexual and terror from the original H.R. Giger design. This figure stands on a shelf in the corner of my hallway and sometimes at night, it feels like I’m being stalked by the creature itself. I’m telling ya, this is one might big figure. I half expect this thing to come to life and try to eat me.
It stands at 22” (which is about two feet tall for those who couldn’t figure that out) and has nearly 30 points of articulation with a fully bendable tail, so he can be posed in all sorts of ridiculous positions. Oh and no worries. That jaw is hinged so you can open it right up and extend his killer little mouth! Not to mention, the attention to detailing is just absolutely too incredible for words. I’ve also loved the looked of the original Xeno, more so than the slight redesign in James Cameron’s sequel, especially with the semi-translucent dome. Something about an eyeless skull underneath that thing, barely visible under what looks like some kind of fogged up helmet is creepy, but also begs the question; how does the Xeno see without eyeballs? If there is anything Alien: Resurrection taught us, it’s that Xenomorphs look really stupid with eyeballs.
This monstrosity goes for about a hundred big one, which I know seems like a lot for a figure, but you are really getting your money’s worth here. It looks like you would be placing an acid bleeding statue in your own home.