Accessories - ***1/2
There's only two really, so I can't quite give them a perfect
score. I would have like to see a couple more items.
But what they did give us is
far better out of the package than you realize when you first look at them
in the box. I assumed it was three fake decks of Tarot cards,
perhaps plastic. I was wrong.
Instead, it's a complete deck
of paper Tarot cards, with every card having a different printed
face. Very nice work!
There's also a great pipe,
well sculpted, that fits in his hand and that he can hold in appropriate
Outfit - ****
I have given Sideshow a hassle in the past about some of the
costumes. While their sculpting and articulation have been top
notch, there have been times when they've cut corners on the costume.
Not this time though.
The entire outfit is true to the film, and very well made. There's a
lot of detail, and the boots are nicely done.
Value - ***
This depends of course on where you pick him up. At $40, the price I
paid, he's not a perfect value. Yes, the sculpt is great, the outfit
excellent, but comparing them to the rest of the market really sets these
in the $25-$30 range. You can get them for that price though if you
look hard enough on the web.
Overall - ***1/2
Almost as nice as the Murder Legendre figure, but not quite. Another
accessory would have put it over the top. But it's a must buy for
the Universal Monsters fans, or the Bela Lugosi fans.
Where to Buy -
I don't know if any bricks and mortar stores will be carrying these, but
there are plenty of on-line options:
themselves of course. Retail is $40 plus shipping.
Universe usually has a good price, although you'll have to call since
they don't have the price on this one listed yet on the web site.
Earth has him listed at $35 plus shipping, but it still says 'coming
soon'. (MROTW affiliate)
Time has him listed for $35 plus shipping too, and it appears he's in
Toys have other Sideshow stuff very cheap, like Larry Talbot for $20,
or many others at $25. They don't have this one listed yet, but it
might be worth a call.