Monday, August 12, 2013
Action Figure Review 90s Edition: Ada Wong and Ivy from Resident Evil 2 by Toy Biz (Confirmed: Great)
soon to be released by Hot Toys as a very cool 1/6th scale figure. Ivy is another character/creature that has only ever appeared once, in the Biohazard 3 line by Moby Dick toys, and it's always fun to look at something that hasn't been done a million times before. Ready for a look at this very cool set? The read on, after the break....
Both Ada and Ivy have a more realistic look to them than many other Resident Evil figures. Most of the monster creatures do, but Ada looks to have less anime influence in her than the other human figures in the line. Well, she does have the proportions of some anime girls, but that's about as far as it goes. Ada's just a hair short of five inches, so she'll fit in great with everyone else in the line. Ivy's about 7 1/2 inches, but since the figure is hunched over, the creature is probably a lot bigger. I personally think Ivy looks just fine next to the Palisades and NECA Resident Evil figures, so if you're looking to expand those collections, it makes a good fit.
Ada's articulation is slightly different than the other human characters, like Leon, Hunk, or Jill, that we've seen in the line. She has hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel hips, a swivel waist, swivel shoulders, hinged elbows, and a swivel neck. She also has no action feature. With a little fidgeting, you can get her in a few nice standing poses.
Punisher figures from Toy Biz in the early 1990s, and again with their Lara Croft figure in the mid-late 1990s. What's funny is that when I first got Claire and Chris in my younger years, I still had this pistol floating around from a Punisher figure, so my Resident Evil toys were using it before this set was even released. This version does have a small peg on the handle which plugs into Ada's left palm. It stays securely, but it certainly doesn't look like she's holding the pistol properly. More like she's trying to carry a dog turd in a paper towel and she doesn't want to grip it too tightly so nothing seeps through and soils her hands.
Like I said, this review completes my look at Toy Biz's Resident Evil toy line, so here's the rest of the figures I've covered: Tyrant, Hunter & Chimera, Chris Redfield & Cerberus, Forest Speyer & Maggot Zombie, Jill Valentine & Web Spinner, Claire Redfield & Zombie Cop, Hunk & Zombie, Leon S. Kennedy & Licker, Tyrant/Mr. X , William Birkin & Sherry , and William G3/William G4. From NECA I've reviewed: Crimson Head , Hunter, Licker , Tyrant, and Leon Kennedy- R.P.D. Outfit (SDCC 2006 Exclusive). I've only looked at one figure from Moby Dick's Biohazard 3 line, and it was Claire Redfield (Leather Jacket Version).
Big Bad Toy Store doesn't have this version of Ada in stock, but they do have the Hot Toys Ada Wong ready for preorder. I'm really tempted to order this figure to keep my Hot Toys Alice company. Sounds like a plan, right?