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Chucky
Mezco Toyz

Chucky action figure by Mezco Toyz


Since Halloween is right around the corner, it only seems right to hit up as many different horror figures as I can this month. To that end, tonight I'm checking out the iconic Chucky, produced by Mezco Toyz.

This is not a full scale replica. It would have to be around 28" tall for that to be the case, and this guy is only 15". This is also not 'classic' Chucky, but the poor guy after the events of part 3, when he was pretty well sliced and diced.

He's shipping right now, and will run you about $70 - $90.

Packaging - ***
The large box looks good, although it's not an exact duplicate of the film version. They weren't going for exact here, just similar. It's fairly collector friendly, but you will have to deal with a half dozen twisties.

There's a couple extra bits of packaging that you might not see at first. There's a clear wrap around his neck, hidden by the clothes. It's there to protect the neck from rub marks from one of those twistie ties.

There's also a weird clear rubber band that I didn't notice until after the photo shoot. You'll see it wrapped around his chest in some of the photos. I'm not sure what purpose it served, but you'll definitely want to cut it off.
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Chucky action figure by Mezco Toyz
Chucky action figure by Mezco Toyz
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Chucky action figure by Mezco Toyz
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Chucky action figure by Mezco Toyz
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Chucky action figure by Mezco Toyz
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Chucky action figure by Mezco Toyz

Sculpting - ***
The head sculpt is perhaps the best post part 3 version we've gotten, with a lot of attention paid to getting the scars, staples, and damaged face just right. You can see a still here to get some idea of what he should look like.

The face itself is also one of the best we've gotten in terms of proportions and scale. The size of the eyes, nose and chin, along with the shape of the head, are just about right.

I love all the detail work in the sculpt, like the staples and stitches. This is a Chucky who's seen prettier days.

My one complaint that pulls it back a bit is the rooted hair. There's not quite enough of it on the top of the head, and he ends up sporting a comb over no matter how I played with it. There should be a widow's peak at the center, like in this photo, that stops just short of the scarring, but instead the hair ends way back on the head. It's throwing off the look for me, messing up what could have easily been the best Chucky to date.

There are some other nice sculpting details too, like the Good Guy prints on the bottom of the shoes. 

This figure is about half scale, coming in at 15" tall. The left hand is sculpted in a gesturing pose, while the right is designed to hold the knife.

Paint - ***1/2
The paint work is solid all around, with a even skin tone and excellent realistic work on the cuts and scars.

The doll eyes are super freaky as well. Doll eyes in general have gotten more and more realistic, but these are just downright creepy.

There is a little slop around the shoes, particularly with the cut line between the white and red. It's a minor nit though, and most people will be extremely pleased with the overall paint application.

Articulation - ***1/2
You should have no trouble getting an excellent deadly pose out of this little guy. There's enough joints, and they are designed well enough, to take some great stances.

There's a ball jointed neck that tilts and leans pretty well, adding some nasty personality to any pose.

There's ball shoulders as well, and cut elbows, cut wrists, V hips, and cut ankles. While that might not sound like a lot, they are well designed, with a good range of useful movement. He stands great on his own, and can strike an evil pose.

Accessories - ***
There's not a bunch here, but he has the most important extra - his knife. It's very sturdy (no wilty rubber here!) and has a serrated edge. It fits nicely in his right hand in a either direction.

Outfit - ***1/2
He's sporting his Good Guy jumper and shirt, as well as the red shoes.

I mentioned that the shoes have the pattern etched into the soles, which is a critical touch.

The colors look good on the shirt and overalls, and the cuts, burns, rips and general damage are all quite realistic. Chucky's been through a lot, that's for sure.

Fun Factor - ***
This is a creepy toy, and most kids under the age of 14 won't want to have it in their room. If they've seen the movie, that goes double. Hell, most adults won't want it in their room, especially at night.

It's still a fun figure though, because of the decent articulation. You'll be able to pose him in a great killer stance, and freak out any visitors with his evil stare.

Value - **1/2
This guy runs $90, which seemed a bit steep to me...at first. Then I took into consideration the cost of most 12" figures these days, which are hard to find for less than $80, even when they quality is weak. This is a 15" figure with rooted hair, real clothes, and decent articulation, making the price seem far more appropriate. And while retail is $90, you can find him closer to $70 if you hunt. He's not a steal by any means, but certainly an average value on the current market.

Things to Watch Out For -
Not a thing.

Overall - ***
I think this is one of the best sculpted Chucky's we've gotten, and I'd love to see this portrait on a 28" version. With one exception. That damn hair.

Mezco really needed to try to get the top of the hair a bit more accurate to the way most of us remember him, instead of this comb over look that makes the top of his head appear skinny.  They were so close...

That being said, I didn't have a larger sized Chucky around the house, so I'm very glad I picked him up. Until someone finally manages to produce a great full scale version that won't cost you $1000, this one is going to have to do.

Score Recap:
Packaging - ***
Sculpting - ***
Paint - ***1/2
Articulation - ***1/2
Accessories - ***
Outfit - ***1/2
Fun Factor - ***
Value - **1/2
Overall - ***

Where to Buy -
Online options include these site sponsors:

- Entertainment Earth is at $75.

- Big Bad Toy Store is also at $75.

- Alter Ego Comics has him for just $80.

- Sideshow Collectibles has him for $90.

- or you can search ebay for a bargain.

Related Links -
Other Chucky's include the small version done by Dream Rush, the 15" Sideshow version, and the small NECA version.

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