Today I have another catch up photo gallery for a pair of figures that were released in the last quarter of 2019. In this update, I’m taking a look at the excellent Retro 8″ Scale and Ultimate 7″ Scale versions of Sam from Trick ‘r Treat. For those unfamiliar with the film, Trick ‘r Treat is an anthology horror film by writer and director Michael Dougherty, who is directed Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Sam is featured in the film as the character that ties each of the stories together. He is a child-like devious creature. If you break the rules of Halloween, then you’ll pay the price. While the film was immediately a fan favorite with horror fans, its growing status as a modern cult classic seems to draw in new fans as the years go by. Sam is known for his small stature, his orange pajamas, and the burlap sack he wears on his head.
The figures come courtesy of Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth. After the jump, check out my thoughts and all of the hi-res photos in the gallery. The figures are in stores now.
Trick ‘r Treat – Sam Ultimate Figure
- Outstanding assortment of accessories
- Great selection of swap out heads
- Sculpt is very good
- Articulation is solid for a smaller figure
- Nice paint work
Trick ‘r Treat – Sam Retro Figure
- The fabric outfit s a perfect fit for this figure
- Glad the burlap sack isn’t plastic
- Removable sack to reveal the head sculpt is a nice touch
- Head tends to feel a bit big here
I’ll start with the Ultimate Sam figure. This turned out to be a fantastic release, with a set of accessories that really make this feel worthy of the Ultimate line. The sculpt on Sam himself is excellent, with a nice variety of texture work that makes the different areas look and feel unique. Articulation is very good for a smaller sized NECA figure (about 5″ tall). Parts swap out with no trouble, and joints feel great. Even with the small feet, the figure stands perfectly fine. Paint work is excellent. The accessories include a bitten lollipop, a candy bar razor blade, a severed hand, a burlap carrying bag, two pumpkins one of which lights up), and multiple interchangeable heads. The unmasked portrait even has a hinged jaw. The Ultimate Sam is a really great Ultimate release that provides plenty of ways to display the figure.
The 8″ Clothed Sam figure isn’t quite as all-encompassing as his smaller counterpart. However, this is still a top notch release in the format. Since Sam is a small character, who wears loose fitting pajamas, the clothed figure line is a natural fit. The heavy wool feeling outfit looks fantastic, and doesn’t restrict movement at all. The fabric burlap sack on his head is awesome looking, and it’s removable to reveal the pumpkin faced monster underneath. Like the smaller version, he has a hinged jaw. The head does look a bit big, but it isn’t too distracting when the figure looks this close to a film accurate version. This figure includes a burlap bag, and a bitten lollipop. Sam’s release feels a lot like the Chucky retro line releases, as the scale and nature of the figure just work incredibly well with cloth outfits.
Since these have been out, I tried to keep things short and to the point. They are both really solid releases in their respective formats. If you collect either format (or both), then Sam is an absolute must buy. Check out a selection of images below, and the full gallery after that.
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