Packaging - ***
The box was smaller than I had anticipated, but that's not really the
fault of the box, eh? The graphics are very sharp, and has some
great shots of the toy set up. The blue sky insert comes in handy
for display, and if you want to keep it in the box you can see the shark
and boat very well.
Unfortunately, Quint is packed off to the
side, and the mast needs to be put on and hooked up, so for the MIB
collectors they'll lose some of the attractive qualities.
Sculpting - ****
For McToys, sculpting is their trademark. Once again they've done an
excellent job. From the details on the shark and Quint, to the
flotsam in the water, and the broken glass littering the desk inside the
cabin, the attention to quality and detail in the sculpt is fantastic.
The paint ops aren't *quite* as nice as the sculpting, but they are still
pretty sweet. The only area that I thought was fairly weak was the
paint work on Quint, particularly his face. Considering the size
though, that's understandable. For a piece of this nature and price, the
paint ops were far better than average.
The shark has no articulation, as you'd probably expect. That's not
too much of a problem. Quint, who I actually consider an
'accessory', has more points than many 9" Spawn figures - with
shoulders, waist and hips, he has five points.
the waist articulation isn't articulation. He comes apart at the
waist to show his bloody innards, a nice touch I hadn't noticed in the
a couple other 'points of articulation' you could call out. The door
on the cabin of the Orca opens, and the dish mounted on the mast can
turn. There aren't too many other moving parts, but that's still
pretty decent for this type of playset.