Packaging - **1/2
Not bad as figures go these days, but certainly nothing exceptional.
The graphics are nice, and the construction is pretty solid. The
best aspect is the listing on the back of the complete run of figures,
which I always consider a major bonus to a package.
I'd give this figure negative points if I could. A 12" action
figure with THREE points of articulation? What was Playmates
has cut joints at the neck and shoulders - that's it. So what you
have is a hunk of plastic statue that can look to the side and raise her
arms. If I was buying a cheap Asian knockoff, I'd expect that.
A 12" figure from a reputable company based on a big movie? I
don't think so.
Sculpt - ***
They've done a decent job of capturing Angelina, but not an exceptional
one. The lips and nose are pretty good, but something about the face
is too pretty, too soft.
The body is a wonderful
sculpt, and is in a great pose. Unfortunately, that's the only
pose. But she can stand well on her own, and I love the tilt of her
The hands are sculpted to hold her weapons,
something you don't see much these days. The ponytail is also part
of the mold, and here is a case where I'd prefer rooted hair. When
the hair style is loose, I don't like rooted hair because over time it
becomes wild. But with a tight fit and a pony tail, I think rooted
hair, a la Hoth Leia, looks great.
The face paint is decent, not going overboard on the makeup, and not being
sloppy on the eyes. It seems plain somehow though, more Barbie like
than action figure. Perhaps it's the blankness of the expression
that causes that effect.
Easily the best part of this figure. The outfit consists of the
jacket, pants, and tank top. While the tank top is just what you'd
expect, both the pants and jacket are fantastic.
of the drawbacks however, is that the jacket is sewn into the
holster. Okay, it's not exactly sewn in, but thick threads are used
at certain key points to hold it in place. Yes, you can remove it by
cutting the threads, but that shouldn't have been necessary.
and then there are the boots, molded on. I have no idea why that is,
and it hurts the figure even more for using it for kit bashing.
Nothing to get yourself in a lather over here. The pistols are
large, clunky and unrealistic. They do fit in the hands, but that's
more a function of the sculpt on the hands than anything special on the
rifle is similar in it's lack of design. The holster that the
handguns fit into is completely worthless in practice. The guns fit
as long as she stands perfectly still - and since her articulation is so
poor, that's not a problem. And while the belt buckle *looks* like
diecast metal, it's just plastic.