blood soaked Carrie figure from NECA the new adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie by director Kimberly Peirce and starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. Today I'm looking at the pre-blood drenched version that simply represents Carrie in her prom dress while her and Tommy Ross are being crowned king and queen of the prom. It's a very interesting choice for a figure since taken at face value, this is just a girl in a prom dress. Stand the blood drenched version next to, however, and you've got a pretty neat display that should be easily recognizable to most people. Ready for a look at Carrie as part of our 31 Days of Toy Terror? Then join me after the break....
Carrie stands right around 6 1/2 inches tall and is sculpted in a very
realistic style, similar to most of NECA's other movie based
toylines. There are only two figures in the line, both variations of
Carrie, and I believe that this figure is the lesser produced of the two; Big Bad Toy Store lists a case of these as consisting of 6 bloody Carries and 2 non-bloody Carries.
Since both versions of Carrie share the exact same legs, dress, and torso, it only makes sense that the articulation is the same. I was surprised initially to find that Carrie only has one point of articulation: a ball jointed neck. It's a decent ball joint, for sure, and while it doesn't give her as much expressive movement as the bloody version of the figure (due to the thicker hair) it does allow you to add some life to her on your shelf. She'll stand perfectly fine on her own, however, which is a significant feature for a figure that's more of a statue than an action figure.
blood soaked Carrie figure, I discussed how long I have waited for an action figure based off of a Stephen King story. I'm thrilled to have Carrie, but I definitely prefer the blood drenched version. It's just a more exciting and more dynamic figure. Still, I'm glad NECA decided to create this version of the character as it makes for a nice display of showing Carrie before and after the cruel prom prank that inevitably leads to destruction. I'm giving this figure a Good. It's certainly not a figure everyone will be interested in, as it isn't terribly exciting on it's own. The sculpt is quite good but I'm still not sold on the likeness. The dress also could stand to be a bit more vibrant. Still, this is probably the only chance we'll ever have to get Carrie action figures, so fans will want to jump on these. Most fans will probably be more interested in the bloody version, however, as it's just more fun.