In Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, years after the attack, Tommy Jarvis is still haunted by his encounter with Jason Voorhees. Moving to a halfway house, hoping to regain some semblance of a life, Tommy is plagued by visions of Jason’s return. After one of his fellow patients kills another, others start to mysteriously turn up dead. It isn’t until the end of the film that you find out it is Roy Burns, a paramedic we meet earlier in the movie. His son Joey was the initial patient killed, and Roy impersonates Jason to take vengeance on those at the camp. The film is a major turning point in the franchise. With Jason officially dead at the end of Part 4, this film sought to pass along the Jason mantle to others. However, when Part 6 was ultimately made, Jason would make his return as an undead, and now unstoppable, killing machine. For a long time, this iterations has been one of the least loved by fans. However, over the last few years, the film has gained a noticeable following.
The “Roy Burns” Jason has been a figure often requested of NECA. They had promised, once the Ultimate line really got going, that they would like to touch on every iteration of Jason in the format. Licensing issues have sadly put a hold on those plans for now. Now fans can finally own the imposter Jason, as the figure is available in stores. We picked up the figure from sponsor Entertainment Earth. You can see my photos and review after the jump.