Manufacturer: McFarlane Toys
Recommended Age: 9 and up
Category: Action Figure
3.5 Stars out of 4
Review by Ken
3½ Stars out of 4
McFarlane Toys has yet to put out a toy series that sucked. Okay, some
of you may argue that the X-Files line was a screw-up; but even then
you'd had to admit that the Scully figures were bitchin'. Anyway,
McFarlane has just released the Dark Ages 2 set, and as usual, it rocks.
Take the Tormentor, for instance. The detail on this figure is phenomenal.
You can actually see all the veins popping out from his skin; as though
the flesh was pulsating in front of your very eyes. Story on this guy
is that he's some sort of a master when it comes to the art of torture.
His favorite pastime is grafting the dismembered body parts of his
victims onto his own flesh; as a way of making their agony last forever.
Everybody needs a hobby. As can be
expected, the action figure features plenty of mutilated heads, arms,
limbs and torsos sticking out of various areas of the Tormentor's body.
You have to see this dude to believe him. Makes me wonder how the devil
he gets any peace of mind; having to share space with all those screaming,
half-alive victims still attached. Accessories number quite a few: The
Tormentor has a large spear, a battle-hammer and an axe; all of which
have thick bloodstains on them (but of course). He also has a bucket for
lugging his favorite body parts around and a hood to cover his terrible
face. That reminds me: At first glance, I thought that the expression the
sculptors had left on the Tormentor's face was one of unbearable agony;
seeing as how he had to walk the Earth with the writhing parts of those
he has butchered stitched to his entire form. But then I figured out that
it was more probably a twisted expression of pleasure mixed with pain;
since the Tormentor was obviously deriving unlimited gratification from
the suffering of his trapped victims.
It's all pretty sick, I tell you. And most definitely cool. I couldn't
really find anything to complain about the figure, since I was too busy
being awed. The Tormentor gets 3.5 stars, because toys this fun to play
with have stopped growing on trees.
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Tormentor: Spawn the Dark Ages 2