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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Action Figure Review: Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas by Diamond Select Toys
Height: 7 1/2 inches tall
Articulation: Ball jointed waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Removable face
Non-Scalper Price: $13 dollars
*Oogie Boogie is big, heavy, and has a great presence to him. He looks just a tad shorter than the Diamond Select Jack Skellington but he still seems like he's the right size. He's a really heavy figure. I think you'll be pretty impressed when you pick him up. He's one of those figures like Mr. Wink from Mezco's Hellboy line or the Arkham Asylum Clayface and Solomon Grundy
that just impressed you with it's weight.
*While Oogie Boogie is nothing but burlap and stitching, the magic of the character is how his facial features and body language are expressed through the simple folds of the material. Diamond Select nailed Oogie Boogie's look and posture perfectly. He manages to simultaneously look menacing and as if he were about to burst into song! How many figures do you own that you can say that about?
* While he's an action figure made out of hard plastic, the texture of the figure really goes a long ways towards making sure that Oogie Boogie resembles a simple creature stitched together from burlap potato sacks. The texturing is incredible and the stitches, while a bit soft, are still pretty cool looking. While I do tend to think of Oogie Boogie as being green, that's because of the black lights used in his lair. It's cool to have a figure of the character in his natural appearance.
*The real downside to this figure is that he's really limited in his articulation. While he's a character who's basically a giant potato sack, the design doesn't leave a lot of room for articulation when interpreted in plastic. A bit more range in the joints, particularly the head, would have been welcome. As it is, Oogie's a little bit stiff.
I've only reviewed a few other figures from The Nightmare Before Christmas on the site:
The Nightmare Before Christmas by NECA
The Nightmare Before Christmas ReAction by Funko (2014)
Jack Skellington (Evil Smile)