Saturday, October 5, 2013
31 Days of Toy Terror: Hero Ash from Evil Dead 2 by NECA
Articulation- Peg/post ankles, peg/post knees, swivel thighs, swivel hips, ball jointed ab (limited movement), peg/post shoulders, peg/post elbows, true ball jointed left wrist, ball jointed head, swivel right wrist (chainsaw).
Accessories- Sawed off shotgun, mounted deer head (with balljointed neck).
*Neca's sculpting work here is fantastic. The ripped and worn outfit, the musculature of Ash, and the head sculpt are all exceptional. So happy to have this guy on my shelf!
*The accessories have been so well thought out on these figures and this Ash is no exception. While the chainsaw doesn't seem to be removable, it looks perfect on Ash's wrist. Furthermore the shotgun (with a wood grain pattern) and the laughing mounted deer head are all amazing.
* Little details like the hair on Ash's chest, the various belts and buckles holding on the holster for the shotgun, and the details on Ash's shoes are excellent. Lots of attention to detail on this guy.
*While Ash has lots of articulation, his leg articulation isn't particularly useful because of the decision to give him swivel hips and a v-crotch. The ankles and knees help to get him standing correctly, but he really can't take many different poses because of the hip joints.
*I love the deer head, but it would have been tremedously improved if it had some kind of hole or bracket to hang it with. As it is, you'll have to use tape, glue, or stick tack to mount it.
S-mart Ash from Cult Classics) but this Ash might just be the most iconic figure they've ever made. I do hope NECA someday gets around to releasing more figures (Ash's girlfriend in deadite form with the chainsaw would be killer!) but if this is the last Evil Dead figure ever released by NECA, they still are winners in my book. Great job!
While Ash is long sold out at Big Bad Toy Store, you can still get Henrietta, the deadite portrayed by Ted Raimi. You can snag her here!