Wyatt Family. These guys really set themselves apart from the rest of the crowd and their horror themed gimmick definitely appealed to me. It reminds me of something that would have happened during the more gimmick themed wrestling era of the 1980's. I've never bought a wrestling action figure before but I decided I had to have the Wyatt Family. Consisting of Bray Wyatt and his two "sons," Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, the Wyatts are just your typical backwoods, psychotic cultists that like to wrestle. Today I'm looking at Erick Rowan, Bray Wyatt's second "son" and the strong, silent guy who wears a creepy sheep mask. Whether you're into wrestling or just like creepy guys in animal masks and coveralls, you'll definitely want to stick around after the jump...
Rowan features the following points of articulation: Ball jointed ankles with lateral rockers, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, a swivel waist, a hinged abdomen, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a ball jointed head. That's a great amount of articulation and all of it is nice and sturdy. Seriously, this feels like you could really give this to a kid and have no problems with breakage! While the jumpsuit definitely looks odd broken up with all of that articulation, it doesn't limit the amount of crazy wrestling moves this guy can do. This guy is rather impressive.
Erick Rowan has a fairly simple outfit that was translated well into action figure form. He's wearing a set of sleeveless coveralls with various pockets and zippers. Many of the details are a bit soft but they're there, including zippers on the interior ankles, cargo pockets with zippers, and lots of wrinkles and folds. As I mentioned above, the articulation does make the figure look odd in certain poses, but that's just the cost of doing business. The head sculpt is great and features Rowan's (real name Joseph Ruud!) majestic red bear. He has a great scowl on his face with just a bit of teeth showing.
The paint work is pretty basic as most of the figure is molded in the appropriate colors. The suit is molded in a light brown, the boots are black, and Rowan's flesh is molded in a Caucasian flesh-tone. The only real paint is on the beard and face, all of which is neat and clean. A wash on the suit might have been nice, though.
Erick Rowan comes with two accessories. The first is a really cool sheep mask that fits very snugly over his face. While it has some nice paint details, I do wish it looked a bit more rugged and beat up like the actual mask that Rowan wears out to the ring (that mask is a simple plastic mask held on with a string). Still, this turned out quite nice and he really looks rather creepy when wearing it. It definitely makes him fit in well with your Movie Maniacs toys.
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