series 1 figures, series 2 has blown my mind. My favorite background Halloween Town resident is without a doubt the Clown with the Tear-Away Face. I actually collected the original 1993 Hasbro line as a kid and this guy was one of the figures I always wanted to make. How funny that movie I loved when I was 9 or 10 which no one else ever seemed to care about for years is now one of the most recognizable pop culture properties out there? Now my daughter loves it, too, so I'm glad that this excellent film continues to delight audiences and give fun creatures for the toy shelf and the toy box. Let's take a look at the Clown with the Tear Away Face after the break...
Height: 2 3/4 inches
Articulation: Hinged hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head.
Accessories: Tear-away face and a unicycle with stand.
Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars (Toys R Us has been running some great sales on these: I've paid about $7.50 each)
* This is a fantastic headsculpt. Funko has done a remarkable job in capturing the Clown in a smaller scale and he really does look perfect. While he's simpler than NECA's offering, he's certainly not unimpressive like some other ReAction figures; he has some incredible paint apps, sculpting, and little extras such as the propeller on his beanie cap.
* The Clown with the Tear-Away Face actually has a Tear-Away Face. On a ReAction figure. This is just flipping incredible! The face fits on pretty well and is easily removed. Underneath is just a black hollow space. Black, hollow, nothingness...
* The Clown comes with the unicycle (I'm going to get to it in a minute) and he's designed to near perfectly ride on it. The Clown's legs are actually hinged at the hips and move back and forth to perfectly fit on the pedals. He balances really, really well (the seat kind of fits right into a groove between the Clown's legs) and looks great riding around.
* Not only does the Clown come with the unicycle but it is attached to a small chunk of a Halloween Town street to help keep is standing. This thing is fully painted and looks incredible. Again, this looks nothing like you'd expect a "vintage" accessory. Who cares though, right? This is just a really cool accessory.
* The paint is incredible. Look at the paint applications on this guy: There's so much color and so many great little details all over the Clown's outfit. Everything is really neat and clean. This is some impressive paintwork, perhaps even more impressive than some figures from many mass market "collectors lines."
* All of these little gags and toys on the Clown's belt are really cool. Heck, even the paint on these items are fantastic. There's an air horn, a paddle ball, a yo-yo, and a rubber chicken.
I've actually reviewed NECA's take on the Clown with the Tear-Away Face as well. If you want to see some more reviews of Funko's Nightmare Before Christmas ReActions, check out the following:
Jack Skellington (Evil Smile)