Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: Funko Predator (Unmasked) ReAction Figure

Funko Predator (Unmasked) ReAction FigureI like the Predator (Unmasked) ReAction figure a bunch, but I'm starting to think the format may be on the downturn . Prices started dropping pretty harshly in December and it seems the buzz is mixed - and let me tell you, deservedly so in some cases. The Predator figures are pretty nice with lots of shiny exposed plastic and decent sculpting, plus you can pry off the backpack if you really want to. I don't want to. I want to leave it as it is.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Funko Universal Monsters Dracula ReAction Figure

Funko Universal Monsters Dracula ReAction FigureArguably the most famous of the classic Universal Monsters, Lugosi's Dracula only appeared in two movies (and other places) and helped instill the seemingly endless fascination with vampires in popular culture. Along with zombies, it's a safe bet that in almost any genre show they're going to come across some sort of vampire thing. Maybe Greek Vampires. Maybe Space Vampires. Perhaps Salt Vampires. It's going to happen largely thanks to the surprisingly unnerving performance in the 1931 film. The figure does a good job of picking up many of the significant aspects of his costume, but does a rotten job on getting the head right. The back of the packaging is stamped with the Lugosi licensing logo, but (and this is important for those of you who bought figures in the 1990s and earlier) the Lugosi stamp of approval wasn't always there. Sometimes you have the character's license, but not the actor, and in this case the packaging says they have both. But that ain't Bela. Back in the 1980s, it could go either way, so let's say this was a conscious choice.