Monday, November 8, 2010
This is the female figure that possesses pretty good likeness of "Jessica Biel" as Abigail Whistler in the Blade Trinity movie. As usual, the paint job done on the facial sculpt is good. Her facial expression is quite movie accurate with soft skin texture, finely painted eyebrows, life-like eyes and lips. Hot Toys is always attentive to details, you can even see slight moles on her face.
The belt buckle looks nice as there are some details embossed on the surface. I personally think the black leather harness with buckles serves "no purpose" and it is only an add-on accessory to the lower outfit.
I did not remove the transparent plastic sheet underneath the arm protective gear as to avoid the rubber arm from getting dyed after a certain period of time. Although the folded bow has some working joints, they are just for "show off". The bow also fits perfectly to the bow stand.
Abigail has a long and curly multi-layered stereoscopic hair sculpture. Although her hair is made of rubber material, it looks pretty realistic with different brown color tone.
Abigail wears a patterned top with another red top inside. She also wears a pair of dark brown leather-like pants. Great stitching work done on the outfits and they fit perfectly to the figure.
The metallic handgun with working bullet chamber and hammer fits nicely in the fabric made holster.
As the neck, chest and upper abdomen of the figure is made of rubber material, the articulation of the body is restricted. For head posing, no issue to the articulation of the neck. Both arms can be raised sideways and move forward and backward. The elbows are bendable as well. The articulation of the legs is restricted due to the tight leather-like pants Abigail wears.
The boots are well sculpted with painted stitching. There is a little slot at the front underside of the right boot for you to insert the silver blade.
As some parts of the bow are very fragile, I did not pose Abigail to hold her bow with arrow. I only pose Abigail to hold her UV bow with removable UV beam that made of translucent blue plastic.
Abigail has a red with brown leather-like jacket and there is a working zip at each side of the sleeves. She also has three pair of interchangeable hands for you to swap.
The forearm gauntlet with ejected blade is also one of the weapons given with the figure. Besides the fabric made casing for holding arrows, the three black tubes are used to store the arrows too. Overall, Abigail is a great figure to be part of my collection. You may view the box packaging here.