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Review of Chucky - Mega Scale talking action figure

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Talking Chucky Mega Scale action figure by Mezco

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Introduction

It's October, and that means it's time for monsters, creatures and ghosts!  Mezco has just released their third Mega Scale Chucky figure, a perfect bed time companion for the beasts and ghouls in your life.

Mezco has visited the Chucky license several times before, even in this special 'mega' scale.  The first Mega version was identical in looks to the one I'm reviewing tonight, with lots of scars on his face, as well as ripped and torn clothing. However, he did NOT talk.  The second version was quite a bit different, because he did talk AND he sported the clean, unblemished look of Chucky from his first appearance. The most sensible thing to do for the third release was to re-issue that first battle beaten Chucky but add in the talking feature - and that's what Mezco did.

As with the previous releases, you can expect to pay around $70 - $90, depending on the retailer.

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Talking Chucky Mega Scale action figure by Mezco

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Packaging - ***
The package style is identical to the previous two releases, but in a black color this time, rather than the 'Good Guy' yellow.  The large window shows off the figure nicely, and there's a hole in back to access the talking feature on the shelf.  Yep, batteries are included and already installed, and while there's a couple twisty ties to cut, overall it's quite collector friendly.

Sculpting - ***1/2
If you picked up the Chucky from two years ago, then you have this head sculpt.  It's the exact same battle damaged, scarred, burned, beaten version, with the staples and stitches holding things together.

That's not necessarily a bad thing. This is an excellent post part 3 portrait, with wonderful detailing in the scars and staples.  Remember, this isn't quite a human, but it's not quite a doll anymore either. There's the right amount of realism to the cuts and abrasions, and the glass doll eyes are way spooky. Mezco has done dolls for many years, and they know how to translate the on screen Chucky into a very creepy plastic version.

I improved my score here over the first release, and that's because I like the hair better this time. Of course, your mileage could very well differ.  The first time around, they did some funky things with the rooting to produce a wild look right out of the box. It didn't work for me, and I wasn't fond with how little hair there really was.  They haven't upped the amount of hair or lowered the hair line, but they did leave it laying flatter on his head, showing the widow's peak more clearly.  While I would still prefer a lower hair line and more hair overall, you'll have a lot more ability to futz around with it this time, getting just the look you want. There's no product in the hair out of the box, but you can add some and create a pretty insane appearance.

Of course, out of the box it's quite flat. That can make him look balder than he was in the movies, and you will have to do some futzing to get it the way you want it. In the majority of the photos, you'll see the hair as it is right from the package, but in the final photo I added some product and gave him a bit more of a crazed style.

Talking Chucky Mega Scale action figure by Mezco

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Paint - ***1/2
The subtle skin tone variation around the wounds looks good, somewhere between what a doll and a human would have. It's not full on gore, but it's not simply cut plastic either. The use of paint adds the right element of humanness, but doesn't go overboard.

The paint work is also very clean, especially around the staples and stitches. The teeth have a creepy discoloration that works perfectly for the character, and the shockingly sharp, clear, blue doll eyes provide a stark contrast to the battle damaged face.

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Articulation - ***1/2
This is the exact same 15" scale body that we saw with the previous two releases. He has the ball jointed neck, ball shoulders, cut elbows, cut wrists, V hips, and cut ankles. That might not sound like a lot, but it's very well designed, and you'll be able to get some terrific, threatening, dynamic poses.  The ball neck is particularly useful, and can add a lot of evil personality to any stance.

Accessories - ***
As you'd expect, he comes with the same knife we've seen with the past versions. It fits in his left hand, and has a bloody, serrated blade.

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Sound Feature - ****
The sound feature on this (and the previous undamaged version) is extremely well done, much better than we see on average.  The activation button is large and easy to access in the center of his lower back, and the on/off/try me switch is easy to work with as well. The included batteries appear to have a decent charge and life span, based on past experience and playing around with this one quite a bit. The voice is loud and very clear, with a good speaker and clean lines taken directly from the movie. There's no hiss, no static, and no background noise.

He says seven things (although some of the marketing documentation says six):

1 - *maniacal laughter*
2 - Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play? (said in the normal Chucky doll voice, not his killer voice)
3 - I'll be back - I always come back!
4 - I don't have a problem with killing. I like a little killing now and then, what's wrong with that?
5 - Get off my knife!
6 - A true classic never goes out of style.
7 - Now the first thing we gotta do is get me out of this body once and for all.

What's particularly nice about this is that 6 of the 7 things he says are brand new, and not repeats from the previous talking version. The only thing that's similar is the laugh itself. That means you can have the undamaged talking version and the damaged talking version, and they say completely different lines!

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Outfit - ***1/2
He's wearing his standard Good Guy jumper and shirt, with his red and white shoes. They look great, with a screen matching pattern, colors and style.  This set has the same sort of damage that we saw with the first release, including cuts, burns and blood stains. The wear and tear is obvious without being over the top, and is realistic.

(and yes, the photo below is a re-use of my own from the previous Chucky, but he still has the carved logo on the bottom of the shoe. I appreciate the irony.).

Talking Chucky Mega Scale action figure by Mezco

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Fun Factor - ***
You'll get a lot of fun out of this guy, both by posing and re-posing, and by leaving him on your wife's night stand, right by her alarm clock. Trust me, once she calms down, she'll think it was hilarious.

Value - **1/2
The first version that didn't speak came out two years ago, and cost about the same.  The talking version came out a year later, and still cost the same. Both of these garnered an average rating in value, which means there is no up or down effect on my overall score.  At about $80, this guy comes in at the same place, and you won't feel like you've over paid or been ripped off. While there is clearly re-use from the version two years ago, you can't ignore that the price of many other collectibles has risen during this time. By holding fast to the original price, they've managed to maintain their value.

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Things to Watch Out For -
Not a thing.

Overall - ***1/2
There's a lot of re-use here, but Mezco was smart enough to change up the sound clips to add value even if you own both of the previous releases. They also altered the look of the hair a bit, giving you more flexibility in getting a style you think works for him. That makes this release my preference over the first damaged release, and a perfect book end to go with the second undamaged version.

Score Recap (out of ****):
Packaging - ***
Sculpting - ***1/2
Paint - ***1/2
Articulation - ***1/2
Accessories - ***
Sound Feature - ****
Outfit - ***1/2
Fun Factor - ***
Value - **1/2
Overall - ***1/2

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Where to Buy 
Online options include these site sponsors:

- comes in at $80.

- has him in stock for $80.

- Entertainment Earth has a good price at $75.

- or you can search ebay for a deal.

Related Links -
I covered the first Mega Scale Chucky, who was also damaged but did not talk...then I covered the undamaged talking Chucky, which all led to the damaged talking version you see here.

You should also hit the Search Reviews page, in case any other applicable reviews were done after this one was published.

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