Height: 2 7/8ths (to the brim of her hat)
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a balljointed neck.
Accessories: Mask, cat in the box, and slingshot.
Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars (although I picked these up at various Toys R Us sales for about $7.50 a pop.
* While the ReAction line typically casts figures in a similar style to Kenner's vintage Star Wars figures, with the NBX line these figures all feel very unique and uninhibited by a design mandate. I like Shock's balljointed head (yes, that's how it seems to function) and angled arms. The head is a bit loose, but it pops on easily enough.
* This is a great portrait for Shock! Her hair looks suitably wild, her complexion is nice and pale, and she has a very sinister grin. The hat looks fantastic on her head, too. I cannot wait for a Lock to be released so I can bring this trio together, although I imagine that Shock will continue to be the most terrifying! She just seems far more devious than her cohorts.
* Like Barrel, Shock comes with her distinctive witch mask that looks almost exactly like her real face. She kind of reminds me of Lucy from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! The mask fits on perfectly, the eyes line up exact with the eye holes, and the color looks spot on.
* The crazy toys in The Nightmare Before Christmas are some of my favorite designs for anything ever. While series 1 gave us the scary teddy, series 2 has given us the Cat in a Box. This is just a beautiful recreation of that prop and I love it immensely! Now I want the duck with bullet holes!
* While it matches the onscreen design of the character, there's something that looks just a bit off about the figure's dress. It looks a bit too plain. Even a bit of simple texture here would have been nice. I do like the work on the frayed hem, though.
* I love the bone slingshot, and it's a fantastic little accessory. What I dislike is that Shock cannot hold it. Her hands are just too tiny! That's always a poor design when a figure can't hold their included accessory!
I haven't reviewed any other action figures of Shock on here, but I have reviewed a few of the Nightmare Before Christmas ReAction figures:
Clown with the Tear-Away Face
Jack Skellington (Evil Smile)
Pumpkin King Jack