Review by JoshB
King Diamond is a metal legend. He's the Satanic lead singer of his first band, Mercyful Fate, and then later on found success as a solo artist. Hailing from Denmark, King Diamond is best known for his falsetto voice and iconic corpse paint.
It's surreal to say, but this here is a high-end action figure of King Diamond by Super7 as part of their Ultimates line. It's something that shouldn't exist, but here it is and I wan't more of them. This figure is awesome.
The toy comes in an outer cardboard box which contains the beautiful slipcase. The outer sleeve and packaging has a mix of glossy and matte finishes, creating a really classy look.
Take the slipcover off and you get the full view of the toy and accessories, with a nice description on the back.
This thing is awesome. The proportions are spot on, quality is excellent, and it just looks great in almost any pose.
The cloth cape has wiring sewn inside all of the edges so you can pose it however you like. There are also real metal chains holding the cape on, as well as two individually chained amulets around his neck.
The bullet-belt is a separate molded piece with nice tight detail.
Boots have some nice detail as well.
Articulation is better than it has any right to be on a non-superhero figure. ball jointed neck, ab crunch, swivel waist, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. The only omission is double jointed elbows so he can bring the mic right up to his face.
The cloth bits on the arms are a bit loose out of the box, but a quick tug tightens them up.
The King has a bunch of accessories, most notably variant heads. The first variant head replicates his early face paint from the beginnings of Mercyful Fate. His face paint (or corpse paint) would evolve many times over the years.
In addition to the original face paint is an un-painted face wearing sunglasses.
There's a bunch of variant hands and other accessories too. There are grasping hands that can hold the bone-cross microphone. The microphone has a bendy wire coming out of the bottom that's a little too short of my tastes, but it's a minor complaint.
He's got one hand throwing the metal horns:
There are two open hands, and in them they can hold a goat skull or a skull used as a chalice full of blood. I wish there was some kind of peg to keep them in place, but you just have to balance them.
I mean, this thing is just great. If you love metal and you love King Diamond - this is a home run. I hope that Super7 does more Metal icons in this fashion. Can you imagine a Rob Halford from Judas Priest, or a Lemmy from Motorhead? Come on Super7, make it happen!
|Posted 3 December, 2021 - 10:17 by JoshB|