The Wolf Man
Review by NekroDave
The way this toy is packaged, for some reason, made me think I wouldn't like it. I have no idea why I thought that, but I'm happy to tell you that I was totally wrong. In doing these reviews, I've had to take many of these toys out of storage and most were put back when I was done. But not the Wolf Man!
I think part of the problem was that in looking at the toy before taking it out of the box, I had just assumed that the big log that was included was nothing more than a decorative accessory. In fact, it actually serves as a great stand. Place the figure's feet onto the pegs and he stands up pretty well. This is great too because the toy is constructed in such a way that he is intended to hunch over, as though he were about to leap at you.
And overall, you can get some more dynamic action poses that most 12" figures cannot do.
The other accessory is a trap that can be connected to the log and that also opens and closes. Unfortunately, it doesn't actually have a realistic snapping action.
The quality of the sculpt, paint and clothing is excellent and although the interior torso is flesh colored, the lower arms and legs are brown or fur-covered so it matches well. I guess the only bad part about this one is that the feet are designed so that he is always up on his toes, so you really can't stand him up without the base. But that's a very small price to pay to attain the poses you can make because of that design. The Wolf Man's a great entry in the line. A real keeper.
|Posted 18 October, 2007 - 06:23 by NekroDave|