If you're Jason, by the time you've hit your sixth sequel, you start
looking a tad rough around the edges. He wasn't exactly a prize when he
was alive, but make him immortal, not particularly concerned about his
appearance, AND have every Jane and Joe hitting him with garden
weasels, and you end up with a pretty crusty hunk of mangled meat.
mask is removable, and underneath is an excellent head sculpt. The
flesh still hangs to the bone in most places, but it's rotted and
heavily damaged by all the abuse heaped upon him by his many victims.
body has plenty of damage as well, and there are exposed bones, sinew,
and muscle across the torso, arms and hands. The sculpt is very
realistic, and has a tremendous amount of detail.
With his shirt
being actual cloth, and his pants being sculpted, there was the
potential to have a visual conflict between the two. They
to pull it off though, making the two blend together pretty well.
Paint - ***1/2
Even a great sculpt can be ruined by cheap, poorly applied paint.
Thankfully, that's not the situation.
underlying bone is given a dark tan color, rather than a too white
bleached looked. The rotting flesh is all kinds of ick with a
nice variety of browns, reds and grays, and there's even a nice amount
of black to give him that extra putrid look.
Unlike the usual sixth scale figure, this guy is a rotocast plastic
body. That means less articulation than some folks will be accustomed
to, but Mezco did put in some very useful joints.
Take the ball jointed neck. It
works extremely well and really adds some posing potential to the
also ball jointed shoulders, jointed only at the torso, as well as cut
elbows and wrists. There's ab crunch and cut waist
both of which you'll need to get him to remain standing for the long
haul. And he has cut ankles, but these only turn slightly.
arms and head are where you'll do most of the posing, and you can get
some very menacing looks out of the limited articulation. There's not
much you'll be doing from the waist down, and that's where some
additional articulation would have really helped. I had a
time getting him to stand in any pose for a long period, as he tends to
topple forward, so you'll need to used the limited articulation to find
the sweet spot.
Jason loves to use the old farm implements on those wacky kids, and
this version comes with three. There's a sickle, ax and
One of the deleted scenes involved the sickle, and the other
weapons were stand by's for the big goof.
all fit well enough in his right hand, although you might want to
soften it up a bit with some hot water to get the best fit. He can also
hold a couple of them in his left hand, but it's really sculpted for
more of a threatening pose.
All three weapons have blood
liberally applied, so you won't have to supply your own.
regular hockey mask is removable, and he also comes with a second mask
that is split down the center. This happens in a pivotal
when the telekinisis chick is battling him, crushing his head with her
power, and the mask splits right in two, revealing his butt ugly face.
It's a nice addition, although I suspect it's not a mask most folks
will use on his head in their display.
There's no display stand,
and this is a figure that can give you some trouble standing. You'll
have to work with him to find that sweet spot.
Outfit - ***
There's not a lot of costume here that's not sculpted, but what is here
I really like.
his shirt, which at this point in the films has gotten pretty
bedraggled. They've made one of the best torn up, worn out, ripped
apart shirts I've ever seen. It's not a little worn - it's beat to crap.
damage looks very realistic too, with lots of frayed edges and large
tears. There's also a nice dirty, grungy discoloration to it. This
damage allows the cool sculpting on the torso to show through nicely,
and gives a realism to an otherwise all plastic sculpt.
there's a couple minor scale issues. The buttons are a bit big, as is
the collar, but both of these are fairly minor problems.
one other item that I'll also call part of his outfit - the chain. It's
real metal of course, and wraps around his neck. This is the chain that
our telekinetic friend breaks, allowing him to go free.
Fun Factor - ***
If your kids are into Jason, I'd make it a habit of locking the bedroom
door at night.
is one gruesome figure, but then I remember having some fairly gruesome
monsters when I was a tweener too. Something about monsters and that
age between 10 and 13. Maybe they're looking for role models for their
Value - **1/2
Assume you pay around $35 (although I have some sponsors offering it as
cheap as $32), which is slightly more than something like the all
plastic 12" Halo, but slightly less than a clothed 12" horror figure
from Amok Time. To me, that seems about right. That means of course
that the score here is neutral in its effect on my overall.
Things To Watch Out For
Not a thing. While you
could certainly remove the tattered clothes, I'm not sure I'd recommend
it, as damaging them further would be pretty easy.
Overall - ***1/2
When Mezco first started doing figures based on these eighties films,
many folks wondered if it was really necessary. Between Sideshow,
McFarlane and NECA, didn't we already have enough Freddy's, Jason's and
Mezco has managed to bring some new features to the figures, and fans
of the films should give this guy a particularly close look. At this
price point, he makes a terrific Halloween decoration, but won't break
Packaging - ***
Sculpting - ****
Paint - ***1/2
Articulation - **1/2
Fun Factor - ***
Value - **1/2
Overall - ***1/2
Where to Buy -
If you're lucky enough to still have a good Hot Topic or Spencer's
around, you might find him there. Otherwise, your best bet is
has him at just $32.
and Space Toys has him for just $33.
- Urban Collector
has him for $35.
has him for pre-order at $38.
Earth has him for $40.
- or you can search ebay using
the sponsor MyAuctionLinks.com.
Related Links -
I've covered a ton of
Jason figures over the years:
- Mezco has also done a smaller
scale Jason, this one from
- the Mezco stylized version
is one of my favorites.
- from Sideshow,
there's the guest review of the recent Sideshow Part 7 version, and my
Jason reviews, including Sideshow Part
6, Sideshow Part 2,
3, Sideshow Freddy
vs. Jason, and NECA's 7" Freddy
vs Jason set, and the large PF Jason.
- also in the Mezco Cinema of
Fear line up, there's the second
set of Mez-itz, and the first series of Cinema of Fear,
- and there's also the 8" version of Jason from
Freddy vs. Jason.
- finally, if you're a Friday
the 13th fan, check out the
3-D poster from Mcfarlane.
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