Thursday, October 24, 2013
31 Days of Toy Terror: Henrietta from Evil Dead 2 by NECA
Articulation: Ball jointed head, peg/post shoulders, peg/post elbows, swivel wrists, swivel mid torso joint, swivel hips, peg/post knees, swivel ankles.
Accessories: 2nd extended head piece (with a bendable neck), 2 piece "floating" stand.
*The head sculpt on this figure is absolutely hideous. I love it. It perfectly replicated the creature's appearance in the film. Not only do you get this "lovely" head sculpt, but NECA threw in a second (easily swappable) head which replicates Henrietta's 2nd more monsterish look. The second head sculpt has a very long, bendable neck. Brilliant work here! Oh, and when you switch heads, even the base of the peg looks quite gory and well sculpted.
* Amazing paint work all around. Every inch of this hideous creature is painted expertly, giving her a very gruesome appearance. Sometimes NECA has trouble with paint work; Not here. Stellar work all around.
*While I did praise the amount of articulation (since I didn't expect her to have much) and the solidness of it, I did have an issue with Henrietta's left thigh not wanting to move. Since it looked fine, I didn't force it, but just be aware.
Overall: While there are quite a few expert toy companies out there these days, NECA is really the only company consistently picking up and putting out action figures from cult favorite licenses which collectors seem to love (although Diamond Select Toys is getting there). I'm so thrilled that NECA gave us some excellent Evil Dead 2 figures and whether you are a fan of the film, zombies, or just monsters in general, this should be a good addition to your collection. She's actually still pretty easy to find online for a reasonable price. Let's hope NECA returns to the Evil Dead at sometime in the future! Heck, I'd take figures from this year's Evil Dead too!
Confirmed: Great and a 1/2