Packaging - ***
As bubble packs go, these are very nice. The graphics are
attractive, and specific to the figure, always an added plus. The
rest of the series is pictured on the back as well. However, it says
this is a t-shirt design by Seth Green, and I believe that is actually the
design used on the normal figure. I have a hard time believing he
was involved in this particular exclusive. There is an added sticker
to the bottom right corner of the bubble mentioning that it is an EE
Sculpt - ***
Of the three new figures, the sculpt on Oz is the weakest. It's not
a terrible sculpt, but comparing it to the Mcfarlane Seth Green sculpt,
you can tell the difference. They didn't quite capture his likeness
here, but it's close.
The sculpting on the body and accessories
is very good though, and really adds to the figure.
Value - **
Value is a tough one here. If you consider that the normal Oz is
around $12, $15 for this figure as an exclusive isn't bad. But
across the board, the MAC figures are at least four bucks more than they
Paint - ***
The paint ops on this figure - and the entire new series - seems pretty
good. The flesh tones are clean, and there doesn't appear to be
problems with over spray. In particular the eyes are very well done,
and the black fingernails on Seth are a great touch.
The hair color and pants color are also
different on this figure than the standard one. His darker hair here
perhaps makes him look less like his character on Buffy - I think the
standard version is a better likeness.
Articulation - ***
Obviously, someone at MAC listened to the complaints on the first series
about the poor articulation. Unfortunately, adding more points
doesn't necessarily translate into better poseability
Oz has neck, shoulder, elbow, hips, and
knees. They added cut joints at the biceps, wrists and mid-thigh.
The addition of the wrist joints is great, and the bicep cut joint is
useful, but the leg cut joints are pretty much worthless.
Accessories - ***1/2
The very nicest thing about Oz is the accessories. His guitar and
amp are terrific, and he also comes with an extra set of hands. That
way he can hold the guitar, or one of the cross bows that also come with
He also comes with a very cool display
stand, complete with chain and tombstone. The stands with all three
figures are very nicely done, and the only way they could have improved on
this was having them interlock to form a single base.
Overall - ***
I'm not thrilled with the 10 million exclusive variations we get on
figures from MAC - I'd much prefer if they did a greater range of
figures. At least some of them, like Fiesta Giles, are unique and
cool. But Oz in a EE t-shirt? This version is about the same
as the normal - pick up the one you like best.