The second assortment of Toony Terrors, the stylized horror figures from NECA, will be hitting stores soon. The first wave is now available in stores. You can check out our photo gallery and review of that assortment Here. This wave includes Michael Myers from Halloween 2, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Pinhead from Hellraiser. The trio is joined by a special 2-pack release featuring Chucky and Tiffany from The Bride of Chucky. While not officially part of the wave 2 assortment, they are shipping at the same time. Each figure features a look inspired by classic cartoons, such as Scooby-Doo.
Our friends at NECA Toys were kind enough to supply the newest assortment of figures to check out. After the jump, you can see my thoughts and a full photo gallery of the Toony Terrors Wave 2 Figures. You can order them at the links below.
Toony Terrors 6″ Scale Wave 2 Figures
- Still a fun concept
- Great assortment of horror icons for this wave
- Nice paint apps again
- Each card back is its own diorama backdrop
- Better poses in Wave 2
- Packaging makes for great in-package displays
Each figure is packed on a card back the features a movie theater entrance and marquee on the front and a simple backdrop on the back. The design is the same as wave 1, so they will all display perfectly together. You can cut out the backdrops to use for your display. Leatherface includes a chainsaw, Michael Myers includes a knife and a skull-faced jack-o’-lantern, Pinhead includes a Lament Configuration, and Chucky includes a knife.
The first wave wound up being a pleasant surprise, as I rather enjoyed the look of each character in the animated style. After getting those in hand, I’ve been looking forward to the second assortment. With this wave, you get a great mix of iconic horror figures from the 70’s through the 90’s. Overall, I’d say the selection for this round is just as strong as wave 1. With the figures themselves being fairly static, outside of some articulation, the poses this round are also a bit better in my opinion. Each figure here stands with no issues, including the smaller Chucky and Tiffany. Build quality is solid, with a hard plastic feel. The weapons are also cast in a harder plastic, with no warping issues on the chainsaw or any of the blades. Paint application is strong across the board, with more vibrant colors used to really sell the cartoon look.I also didn’t run into any issues with the joints, as there were none that were locked and none that felt overly loose.
Michael Myers will definitely be a fan favorite this round. The pose is pretty much perfect, and the sculpt is outstanding. He also has the most articulation of the group, with articulated hips, shoulders, wrists, and neck. Pinhead was a major surprise announcement when it was revealed, as it signaled that NECA had re-acquired the Hellraiser license. Of the new releases, the head sculpt here is my favorite. It’s a bit more on the realistic side compared to the others, and the way they handled the pins, making them small bumps, was smart. Leatherface has a great hunched over look, and grips the chainsaw quite tightly. He’s the bulkiest of any of the releases so far. The Chucky and Tiffany are fantastic as well. Tiffany has a nice bit of sass going on, and Chucky’s torn up skin comes across great in the style. There really isn’t a stinker in the bunch.
I’ve found this wave, and the line as a whole, a fun addition to the horror collection. It’s a great way to get a bunch of characters at a lower price than the Ultimates, and they display really nicely as a group. Look for these figures in stores by early to mid-November. Check out a selection of images below, and the full gallery after that.
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