Packaging - ***
The same cardback is used for this figure as the rest of the series.
It's attractive, and at least you get unique pictures of Seth Green rather
than something generic.
However, other than the small silver sticker on
the bottom left corner of the bubble, there's no indication this is the
variant versus the regular Oz.
Sculpting - ***1/2
I really like this sculpt - perhaps even more so than Spike. Perhaps
it's the lack of non-human characters in the BTVS series of figures, but
Oz really adds to the line.
The sculpt differences are the head of course, and the furry
arms. This really does look like Seth Green in makeup!
Articulation - ***
Did you buy the first Oz figure? Or the Entertainment Earth
variety? Then you've seen the articulation on this figure.
While it's certainly an improvement over series 1, many of the joints
on these figures are worthless. At least Oz stands on his own with
no trouble, something that can't be said for some of the other series 2
Accessories - **
If you don't already have an Oz figure, then these accessories are
great. Unfortunately, most people who buy this figure have already
bought one of the other versions, and there's nothing new here.
You've also lost accessories, since you no longer get the
Paint - ***
The sculpt is great - the paint doesn't really do it justice. The
wash on the face is iffy, and some folks may find it great, while others
will feel it's over done. The extremely plain pants and shirt don't
do much for me, but the paint ops on the eyes, teeth and hands is quite
good, at least on the one I picked up. As always, be picky when
selecting your figure if possible.
Value - **1/2
The new sculpt is welcome, and helps off set the high cost. But
considering that all the accessories and half the figure are all re-use,
the value is not what it could be.
Overall - ***
This is one of the better BTVS variants we've seen, and is certainly a
full moon better than the Toyfare Buffy or EE Oz.
More appropriate accessories would have sent this figure over the top,
and it's not too much to ask considering the hefty price tag.