Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Curse of 31 Days of Toy Terror: Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas Trading Figures from Jun Planning

 Today for The Curse of 31 Days of Toy Terror I'm looking at another toy of one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite movies: Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas! It's still one of my favorites and it always manages to have some representation on 31 Days of Toy Terror. Today I'm looking at one of the buildable "Trading Figures" from Jun Planning. Released in 2010 as part of the first series (I think there were two), these figures were sold disassembled in small labeled boxes (not blind-boxed). They were pretty easy to snap together, resulting in something more like a small model kit versus a traditional toy or minifigure. I remember reading about these on back in 2010 and convincing my wife that we needed to drive out to Target that night and hunt these down. We had success and picked up the whole set! Oh the crazy things we did when we were younger and didn't have a child! Of course, now my little one loves Halloween and the Nightmare Before Christmas, so she goes along on the hunt with me! You could say that she's the Lock, Shock, and Barrel to my Oogie Boogie! Speaking of the big, bad Boogie man, let's check this guy out after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 3 1/4 inches

Articulation: None

Accessories: Removable back

Original Year of Release: 2010

Original Non-Scalper Price: $4 dollars
 The Positives:

* This is a great rendition of Oogie Boogie. Jun Planning was one of the first (if not the first) companies to realize that The Nightmare Before Christmas was popular among older fans and collectors and they've had a long history of releasing quality sculpts of the characters. Plus, they'll all so darn toyetic! Oogie looks perfect with a sly expression, hollow eyes, and some great arm positioning. You can almost hear Ken Page belting out Oogie's signature tunes when you look at him!

* The color looks excellent, too. There is an excellent burlap like texture and lots of shading to give the character a very life-like appearance.

* Oogie Boogie has a spooky yellow and black snake slithering out of his mouth. It's a great little detail and looks fantastic. The paintwork is definitely on point for something so small.

 * The work on the stitching on Oogie Boogie's body is pretty cool, too. Remember that this guy was built from eight different pieces, so the great work on the stitching makes the seams in the figure look more impressive.

* One of the most unusual aspects of this figure is that you can remove Oogie Boogie's back and see all of the creepy, crawly bugs slithering around inside of him. The paintwork helps to add to the atmosphere of this near little extra.
  I really like this series and while I never picked up any of the Series 2 figures, all of the Series 1 figures have remained a constant fixture in our The Nightmare Before Christmas cabinet in our living room. For being smaller than your average collectible figure like a Funko POP!, Oogie Boogie is amazingly impressive. While I certainly like the design aesthetics of the stylized vinyl lines, I'd love to see more budget-priced figures like this in a realistic style at retail these days. This is a Great and a 1/2 rendition of Oogie Boogie and a fitting figure for a spooky October night!

 I've reviewed two other Oogie Boogie figures: The Diamond Select Oogie Boogie (Toys 'R Us Edition) figure and the ReAction Oogie Boogie.


  1. Cool figure !! (we still have our "glow" figure that came out in the 90's)

    1. I loved that figure as a kid. Sadly, I sold it at some point when I was in middle school (did get a nice pay out for it, though). Wish I still had it, though. I loved the pugs and bones that fit inside the figure!


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