Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, released in 1990 acts as both a sequel and a bit of a reboot for the franchise. After the darkly comedic second film, the third movie returns the franchise to a much grittier and violent horror film. At the time of its release, it didn’t find much of an audience as it was plagued by numerous cuts to appease the MPAA. Over the years, the film has picked up more of a following. As has been the case with nearly every film in the original, and even the reboot franchise, Leatherface gets a complete makeover here, with an all new chainsaw and mask, which you actually see the creation of at the beginning of the movie. The chainsaw itself has become a huge fan favorite over the years. Much larger than the previously used chainsaws, it’s perhaps most famous for the inscription on the blade that reads “The Saw is Family”.
NECA will be releasing a Leatherface 8″ Scale Mego Style Figure next month. They were kind enough to send over an early sample for us to check out. After the jump you can see my thoughts on the figure as well as a full gallery.