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Michael Myers (Movie Maniacs 2)

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Manufacturer: McFarlane Toys
Recommended Age: 8 and up
Category: Action Figure, Horror

Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4

Review by Ken
3½ Stars out of 4

Michael Myers, the white-masked serial killer from John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN gets immortalized in action figure format by the only people who seem to make scary toys fun even for 8 year olds- McFarlane Toys. Seeing as how the extremely collectible nature of the Movie Maniac figs make them really hard to be found on toy shelves anywhere, I practically stared in disbelief when I saw both this and the Norman Bates figure on sale at this comic book shop I frequent in downtown Singapore. Needless to say, I made the frantic purchase without a second thought.

So is the figure cool or what? Dumb question. It's absolutely bitching. Sure, there was a lot of controversy when it first came out because a lot of hardcore fans were complaining how Michael Myer's pupils could be seen through his mask; whereas this was not so in the movie. Funny how this did not stop most of them from buying the figure anyway. Then of course, there was the lack of articulation in the legs to contend with. But all I have to say is this- a couple of years ago, nobody even dared to THINK that action figures like this would ever get made. So maybe we should all just shut the hell up and be grateful for what we now have.

The detailing on the figure is close to excellent, and should make even John Carpenter proud. Michael has stains on his mask, hands, shoes and all over his trademark blue workman's outfit. Articulation exists at the neck, waist, wrists, right bicep, shoulders and ankles. Accessories aren't that many; but you get a large butcher knife and a carved pumpkin; as well a marquee stand with a replica of the original HALLOWEEN movie poster. I give this toy a 4 out of 5 rating. After getting this, go rent the movie on video and experience its unrelenting terror and suspense all over again.


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