If you’ve ever bought a Cosbaby before or read one of these reviews you
will know they come blind boxed. But as I’ve also been over before,
many sellers, both online or in ‘speciality’ bricks ‘n’ mortar shops
will sell them either opened or with a little sticker on the side to
let you know what figure you are buying. The front of these is quite
cute, showing the classic movie poster but with the Cosbaby Ed poking
his head in from the side.
The set comes with 6 regular figures and a chase variant… and this time
as a ‘first’ I actually have the chase!
The selection is-
- Edward Scissorhands (classic version)
- Edward Scissorhands (casual version)
- Edward Scissorhands (sleepwear version)
- Cooking Machine
- THE ICE ANGEL
And the chase is-
- Edward Scissorhands (Dinner jacket version)
It’s a variation on the ‘casual’ version, but wearing his black suit
jacket, it’s a nice extra but I was secretly hoping for a figure of the
Like always they come polly-bagged inside identical cardboard boxes,
these have the Edward Scissorhands graphics on the front with the
character selection pictured on the back. Simple, functional and
Sculpting - ***1/2
These are little figures, just
3” high, and are Hot Toys unique take on characters from an ever
growing number of iconic and cult movies.
They all follow a similar
aesthetic and virtually all the human heads look quite similar with
their oversized cartoon eyes and little button noses.
All four of the Ed’s have
identical heads and hands, and the detail on his tiny scissored
appendages and mop of crazy hair is observed very nicely, then
translated into the Cosbaby style, the separate blades aren’t
articulated, however they still have a ton of detail for this scale.
The rest of the Ed outfits are all quite individual and are sculpted
differently so the bodies aren’t just repaints, I especially like the
regular/classic outfit, which shows lots of detail on the tiny rivets,
straps and buckles, but the braces and trousers (suspenders and pants)
on the casual version are cute too. Kim comes in her white party dress
with her hair in a Cosbaby approximation of the style she wore, so
don’t expect a facsimile of Winona Ryder in her outfit, the ice angel
is sweet showing the hands in a praying pose and little wings on the
back. I think it might have made sense for this figure to have been
un-articulated, as ‘lets face it’ a statue doesn’t move, and for some
reason, perhaps the transparent plastic used, it’s the loosest Cosbaby
figure I’ve had to date. Lastly we get the cooking machine, one of the
Inventors other creations. It’s a quirky choice and I admit to liking
it, but the Inventor himself or a piece of topiary might have been more
obvious. The weird thing is, it’s one of those movies you’d expect to
have an abundance of possible figures, but it’s strange how few
visually striking characters there are… apart from Ed himself of course!
Paint - ****
Taking into account their scale these are very impressive, and as in
sculpting, all the Ed’s have identical paint apps on the head and
hands. But the outfits are unique and painted beautifully, with lots of
tiny details picked out.
Kim is pretty straight forward
as her outfit is pure white but her face is painted well. The cooking
machine is like a robot Ed, and is painted in some nice metallic tones
with straps, buckles and scissored hands all picked out accurately.
Lastly the Ice Angle, she is completely paint free as it is cast in
blue tinted transparent plastic but this does a good job in mimicking
ice, especially when back lit.
So, these are again par for the
course in the Cosbaby line where consistency rather than innovation is
the order of the day, and these fit in fantastically with the other
series that went before.
- ***, Ice Angle + Cooking Machine **
Generally all the Cosbaby figures have basically the same articulation.
The head can turn and tilt from side to side, the arms have pop in ball
joint at the shoulder, a push in peg at the wrist and a simple tube
shaped leg with a pop in ball joint at either end for the hip and foot.
It’s pretty basic but allows for a little ‘personalisation’ when
There is a little variation here though, as the Ice Angels arms and
hands are sculpted in a praying position whilst the Cooking Machine has
no legs and is static on a pole stand. As I mentioned above the Ice
Angle has slightly looser joints on her legs. She’ll still hold a pose
just fine, but I felt it was worthy of note.
Accessories - N/A
Ya gets nuttin!
Outfit - N/A
Factor - ****
All is sculpted!
When I reviewed the Batman set, I said I thought they were an easy
sell, as you can stick the Bat-logo on anything and it instantly
more desirable, but Edward Scissorhands, though popular is
more of a cult classic. So I can definitely see them being in demand
and selling, but perhaps not quite as quickly.
However, popularity aside, like all the other Cosbaby figures there is
no denying the fun element to them, and they certainly make you smile…
my wife has already nabbed one for her desk at work!
At $8.50 each or just over $7.50 if bought as a set I think these are a
four star item, the recent Batman set were changing hands for $12 to
$13 each so for over $3 less, these are nothing short of a bargain.
However, I’d be tempted to at least secure the Ed figures you want with
some haste. I’m pretty sure they will sell first, but that’s to be
expected, as an imported licensed figure for under $9 is a rare
commodity these days.
Based on an individual basis these are nice figures, however as a set
there is a lot of repetition of Ed. But to be fair, most people will
just want to pick up an Ed for their desk or shelf, so it makes sense
to ensure the casual buyers are well catered for. As far as quality is
concerned they match up to every Cosbaby set that has gone before, and
for a small pocket money collectible they show a great degree of care
has been taken in their production.
Packaging - **1/2
Sculpting - ***1/2
Paint - ****
Articulation - ***, Ice Angle + Cooking Machine **
Accessories - N/A
Outfit - N/A
Fun Factor - ****
Value - ****
Overall - ***1/2
to Buy -
Sideshow has them on pre-order for $8.50 each, they also seem to have
had an AvP: R Cosbaby re-stock.
has them on pre-order for $45.90 (set of 6 no chase)
If in the UK you’ll find them here - Forbiddenplanet.co.uk
Or you can try
eBay where they are between $45 and $55 a set.