31 Days of Toy Terror: Hysteria Alice from Alice: Madness Returns by Diamond Select Toys
Alice: Madness Unleashed is a dark video game sequel to the original Lewis Carroll Alice stories and to the 2000 video game American McGee's Alice. Today, as part of 31 Days of Toy Terror, I'm looking at the very cool variant action figure Alice in Hysteria mode. When close to death in the game, Alice is able to go into Hysteria mode. She becomes tougher, stronger, and takes on a gruesome, blood soaked visage. While the only difference between this figure and the basic Alice figure is the paint scheme, Hysteria Alice is still a well done, very creepy action figure. She's around 6-7 inches tall and comes with the same terrific accessories as the basic Alice figure did. Here's a brief look at Hysteria Alice on our 31 Days of Toy Terror....
- Accessories: Vorpal Blade, stand, pepper grinder, Hobby Horse.
*The biggest draw on this figure is the paint job. She's white all white and black with a massive smattering of dark red blood across her dress. She is an extremely creepy figure. Even if you're not a fan of the Alice games, you might appreciate her because of the sheer horror emanating from this toy. Very effective.
*I always applaud any action figure which comes with a stand. They are just so convenient and help make much nicer displays.
*As seems to be fairly common with Diamond Select products, Alice has some excellent accessories. Her Vorpal blade, pepper grinder cannon, and rocking horse are all excellently sculpted and painted with multiple paint applications. The handle on the pepper grinder is even able to rotate. The accessories perhaps have more paint applications and intricate sculpting than many of the action figures you might find at Wal-Mart or Target.
*Alice looks great with her vorpal blade, but you are really going to have to work to get her to hold her pepper grinder or rocking horse. She has a difficult time holding these accessories properly.
Confirmed: Good and a 1/2
Big Bad Toy Store is currently sold out of this version of Alice, but they've got plenty of others in stock now including the regular edition and a Previews exclusive.