Post by tenebrae99 on Feb 18, 2009 14:56:16 GMT -5
Basically, it looks like they shrunk down the Series 2 figures down to the size of GI Joes (from the '80s, not the original). I have the NYC Toy Fair Jason -- with glowing hockey mask ;D -- on the way. They look great. Here's links to Dread Central's gallery showing each one off.
Post by tenebrae99 on Feb 18, 2009 16:09:41 GMT -5
I think they're neat, but yeah, I can totally get the concerns about using them as display pieces. The following idea isn't mine, I saw it mentioned on the Mezco message board, but I think it's a good one: playsets. You could have a Freddy boiler room, a Crystal Lake cabin, the Sawyer house, etc. And here's why I think this could work:
-- interactivity: basically, you stage the scene you want displayed. The Screen Grabs are neat, but let's face it, they just sit there. I kinda prefer arranging the poses myself, and I think the playset idea would be a nice halfway point.
-- exclusive pack-in figures: going back to the GI Joe comparison (the early Star Wars toys did this, too), they usually had a figure packed in with vehicles and playsets. And each movie has the potential for something cool. For instance, say they do a tiny Leatherface from TCM 2. Obviously, they'd have to do that lair as the set, and I can think of at least three great figures to include (Lefty Enright, Stretch, or L.G. the deejay who gets skinned).
Another question I have is how much these will retail for. I'm hoping they're not going to cost as much as the regular-sized ones, or else the line could fail.
Post by tenebrae99 on Feb 20, 2009 17:22:31 GMT -5
Okay, so the Toy Fair exclusive Jason-mini I ordered arrived today.
I haven't taken him out of the package yet. Considering this is a short-run figure (1,000) and that the set of three comes out in October, I'm debating throwing this on Ebay and seeing what I get.
Which doesn't mean I dislike the figure. Not at all. Amazingly detailed for such a small figure. The glow-in-the dark mask looks neat, and they did a nice job of scaling down all the details from the larger version. Again, I think the key to this line really working would be Mezco getting creative with it. Don't just rely on smaller versions of past releases; throw in some new characters. And again, I hope they're not priced the same as their big brothers. I think a good number of collectors would pass them by if they are.