Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hot Toys - Michael Jackson Pt.2 (Thriller Version)

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.


LEon said...

You are right that the face doesn't really look like him. I won't be surprise if they did Billy jeans or even Beat it MJ.

desmond said...

Even if the likeness of the head sculpt in Thriller version is not that close to the real MJ, I am quite happy already. Because this head is better than the previous Billie Jean version :)

Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

i think this MJ looks much more better than BJ vers.
Love the colours and jacket.

too bad dont have enough money to buy him.

The Rebel said...

Unfortunately the next MJ Icon figure wld most probably be the History version (as per Hot Toys poll). My wife and I are constantly hoping for a Smooth Criminal version though! LOL!

desmond said...

Asrul, you are right. This head is much much better than the Billie Jean version :P

desmond said...

Okie Rebel. My personal preference is 1983 Billie Jean version as that is always my favourite MJ song.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

The toy looks real. Is this the one that you can change the head to zombie?

desmond said...

Yes Dennis, there is another outfit and Zombie head comes with the regular figure. Will post the photos soon :P