The third assortment of Toony Terrors are scheduled to ship out to retailers at the end of this month. The 6″ scale figures from NECA feature various horror icons, and are stylized to to look like classic cartoons of the 70’s and 80’s. In case you missed it, you can check out my galleries of Toony Terrors Wave 1, and Toony Terrors Wave 2 for a look at the previously released figures. The third wave of figures includes the Valek possesed Nun from The Nun, Count Orlok from Nosferatu, and Ash Williams from Evil Dead 2. Each figure features a small amount of articulation, and character specific accessories.
Our friends at NECA have sent over the figures for an exclusive advanced look. After the jump, you can check out my photo shoot and thoughts on the figures. Pre-orders are also still available. Click the links below to place your pre-order.
NECA Toony Terrors Wave 3
- Great sculpts
- Nice character selection
- Good paint work
- Packaging works perfectly for carded display
- Diorama backdrop included with each figure
Each figure is packed on a card back the features a movie theater entrance and marquee on the front, featuring well hidden movie posters for each film. The back has a simple backdrop specific to each character. These are meant to be cut out and used in your display. The packaging style is consistent with Waves 1 and 2. Ash includes a shotgun accessory, Count Orlok includes a small rat, and Valak includes painting.
The concept for the figures is a very simple one, but it’s one that has worked surprisingly well for the selection of characters. Each figure looks like it would feel right at home in something like Scooby Doo, Thundarr, or any other Ruby-Spears cartoon from the 70’s and 80’s. The sculpts on all three figures is excellent, and captures the personalities of each character nicely. Ash turned out especially well, with a great expression, and perfect cartoon representation of Bruce Campbell. Count Orlok is one of the creepiest looking figures in the line. The oversized hands make a great silhouette, and mimics the look of the count as he first appeared at the castle in Nosferatu. Valak is probably the most whimsical of the three, with a dynamic running pose. That whimsy is balanced nicely with a terrifying face sculpt. Paint work is excellent all around on the figures, and no quality control issues popped up.
Like all previous releases, articulation is second to sculpt. Each figure has some movement here and there, with Ash being the most poseable of this assortment, though Valak’s articulation offers the best display variety. For the most part, these are meant to be pre-posed figures where sculpt and aesthetic are the focus. Each includes an accessory. Ash’s shotgun can be placed in the holster on his back. Valak includes fairly large portrait, which lines up pretty well with the Extreme Sets abandoned house wall frame. Count Orlock includes a ferocious looking cartoon style rat. All simple, but all welcome additions to each figure.
I’ve become a big fan of this line. With the introduction of characters like Count Orlok here (and Victory Crowly and Beetlejuice in Wave 4), it shows that NECA will be expanding this line far beyond what we’ve seen from their other horror lines. If you’re into this line, these are absolutely worth grabbing. Check out a selection of photos below, and the full gallery after that.
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