Packaging - ***1/2
Similar to the Final Fantasy packaging, but much thicker. I have no
idea why the boxes are as thick as they are, since it's not necessary to
hold the figure, accessories or stand.
However, the graphics are great, and the
text gives the basic story. Other figures in the series are pictured
on the back. To top it off, the package is very collector friendly,
and allows you to remove everything without any real damage.
Sculpting - ***
Possibly the weakest factor on these figures is the sculpts. They
are very close, and I wouldn't classify them as 'bad'. But capturing
real people is a very difficult task, and while these are almost there,
they just miss.
The outfit is fairly basic - he's a guy in a suit. But Palisades has
done an excellent job creating an appropriately scaled suit that fits
types of clothes are too baggy or fit oddly. Not here - the pants,
shirt, tie and jacket all fit nicely are are right in scale.
favorite part of the outfit is the boots. They are a great sculpt,
and very true to the style worn by Mr. Blonde in the film.
Fortunately, the paint ops on the face are excellent. The eyes are
clean and straight, and on Mr. Blonde, there's a great five o'clock
the paint ops on the accessories are awful. Several look like they
were painted by hand, with no sort of masking tool at all. For
example, the cigarette pack looks like I painted it, and I was 3 margaritas
into a 6 margarita night. The gold on the lighter looks bad, and the
paint work on the gas can is weak as well.
The male Palisades body has excellent articulation, with all the points
you expect. Double jointed knees and elbows, cut joints at the
thighs and biceps, with all the other joints that most 1/6th scale figures
have these days.
only negatives is that the legs are a little loose, and the neck joint
doesn't have that great of range of motion.
While the paint ops on many of the accessories are awful, the accessories
themselves are very good. Mr. Blonde has plenty, including his .45,
shoulder holster, cigarette pack, single cigarette, lighter, sunglasses,
razor, gas can, pop cup, watch, Marvin Nash's ear (the cop), roll of duct
tape, and a very
nice base/stand that has the logo imprinted on it.
Most of these accessories
have good details, although the lighter is a little disappointing.
The razor is out of scale too - it's huge. But overall the
accessories are very cool.