Originally known simply at “Lead Cenobite” or Hell Priest, the character of Pinhead is one of horrors modern iconic staples. The original film and its sequel portrayed Pinhead more as a counter balance to the good in the world. The Cenobites used extreme pain as a form of pleasure to to torture those who dare open the Lemarchand’s box, AKA the Lament Configuration. In Hellraiser III, Pinhead’s character was altered drastically, becoming a purely evil entity, bringing death and destruction before being sent back to his dimension. It’s this third installment that many companies are licensing to bring Pinhead figures and collectibles to fans.
The Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth – Pinhead 12″ Scale Figure by Mezco Toyz is available in stores now. The figure was released earlier this month, and is showing up in Toys “R” Us stores and at many online retailers. Pinhead is mainly constructed of soft vinyl, includes about 7 points of articulation, interchangeable hands, a Lament Configuration and assorted blades. I purchased the figure over the weekend and have a photo shoot and review. Read on to check out over 45 high resolution images.