Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Although I don’t know if the likeness of Michael’s head in Thriller version is close to the real person, I am sure it’s better than the one in Billie Jean version.
In the forum, a lot of collectors complain about the smiling face produced in this version but I have no issue with it. Besides the realistic head sculpt, the neck joint is fairly tight and the head rotates very well.
The curly hair and lips are well sculpted with right amount of paint work. The texturing around the moustache and chin is nicely done too. In addition, the glossy wet eyes with neat eyebrows are what make the head sculpt looks more realistic.
The outfit is tailored with great stitching to fit the figure. There are two buttons near the bottom of the jacket. You can open up or fasten the buttons depending on your preference. To me, I like to keep Michael’s jacket fully closed with sleeves pushed up to his elbows.
I have no problem with the articulation of the figure. I can get the figure to hold most of the poses I want. As for the accessories, there are 9 sets of skinned hands to swap depending on the pose you are going for.
Overall, I am happy with my first M-Icon figure and I will do a review on the Zombie set in my next post. You may read my part 1 review here.
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