Packaging - **1/2
The graphics are great, with well written text included on the back. I
would have prefered a fifth panel box, similar to Sideshow (and which Majestic
did use for the Jeepers Creepers figure), and this isn't collector friendly
packaging, since you'll have to destroy the insert to remove the figure.
Still, it's attractive and sturdy, so that's half the battle.
Sculpting - ***1/2
As I mentioned earlier, I prefer the Fly creature from the second film to
the original, and I think it was a very smart choice to go with this version,
even if the film wasn't quite as good.
The large head seems just about perfect in
scale, and the detail work on the foot and hand is excellent. The head
sculpt is a little soft in detail, and the head is hollow of course, but overall
I'm quite impressed.
The black, fuzzy, fly-like appearance of the
forearm and chest is accomplished by using a black fuzzy material, and it works
extremely well. But the coolest aspect of the figure itself is the fly hairs
sticking out from the head, hand and foot. These small hairs are done with
a thing but stiff material, and while you know it's not a REAL fly, they feel
pretty damn creepy nonetheless.
Paint - ***
There's good and bad when it comes to the paint operations. The good is
the green glow of the eyes, along with the use of both a flat back and a gloss
black to give the head and appendages some extra detail they'd otherwise lack.
The bad news is simply that the head doesn't
have quite as much variety in color that could have been possible. The Fly
from the show had some variations on the colors, especially around the mouth,
that aren't here.
The colors are nice and consistent though, but
there's no bleed or fuzzy edges since there's really just black. The face
work on the small fly is extremely good, with nice detail and clean lines, but
the body suffers from a lack of color variety as well.
Articulation - ****
There's almost every joint here that you've come to expect from a great
sixth scale figure. While a couple were missing, the tightness of the
joints and the great wrists boost this figure up to all four stars.
He has neck, chest, waist, ball jointed
shoulders and hips, double jointed knees and elbows, ankles, cut thighs and
similar wrists to Sideshow, which allow the hands to turn 360 degrees and move
forward and backward.
The only joint really missing is the cut bicep,
but I found very little that I couldn't do with the arms anyway. The knees
and hips were nice and tight, and he didn't have any trouble holding various
poses with and without the base.
Accessories - ***
The Fly comes with two accessories - a display stand, and the small fly with
the human head.
The display stand works great, and is very
reminiscent of the stands that Sideshow used with their 8" Universal
Monsters. There's a broken flask on the floor, pouring a red liquid onto
the stone floor, and a peg that you can use with his right (fly) foot.
While I didn't have any trouble standing the figure on it's own, the stand only
makes that even easier. It looks terrific, and fits the film and character
The small fly has a sculpted human head and
arm. This fly is not sixth scale, but actual scale. The sculpt is
pretty good, although I don't remember him having this rather dopey look on his
Outfit - ***1/2
Okay, so it's just a guy in a suit, but the suit is very well done, right down
to the metal belt buckle.
There's the white shirt, with a velcro closure
below the chest, and full sleeves. There's the black jacket and matching
pants, extremely well tailored and looking sharp. One foot has his shoe,
while the belt fits nicely and has that great metal buckle. The suit coat
has snaps on the front with false buttons, and everything has great stitching
Value - ***
The sixth scale market seems pretty well set on the $30 - $40 range for most
short run figures. Sideshow is starting to bump that price up to
$45, and occasionally Dragon and bbi do as well, but for the most part the range
is the same. Therefore, the expected price of around $35 or so for this
figure isn't too far out of line. With this level of detail and
accessories, thirty bucks is just about right, but that extra five bucks isn't
Overall - ***1/2
I was pleasantly surprised by how well done this figure is. The photos
I'd seen didn't really do it justice, and the final production figure turned out
better than I had expected. He looks great standing alongside the other
classic monsters, and the scale is pretty good for the most part. He's a
little tall in comparison to some of the early Sideshow stuff, like the first
anorexic Frankenstein, but overall he fits in well. He's about the same at
shoulder height, and while his noggin is huge, it's actually supposed to be just
He'll go great with the rest of your monster
display, and is certainly a well known and easily recognizable character that
will round out the display. This figure (and the Jeepers Creepers figure)
are part of the Film Freaks line from Majestic, and I'm looking forward to see
what other licenses they pick up in this series.
Where to Buy -
These will be available at most comic shops, the Sam Goody family of
stores - Samy Goody, Media Play, Suncoast - and Tower Records stores.
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