Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Action Figure Review: Vincent Price from Toony Terrors by NECA


   Today I'm really excited to check out a new Toony Terror. It's been over two years since I last reviewed one but from the moment I heard that NECA was releasing a Vincent Price Toony Terror, I knew I'd have to have him. Vincent here isn't based on any particular film role; this is just a figure of the actor himself. The Toony Terrors line captures horror icons in the style of a traditional Saturday morning cartoon and, if you remember watching The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo, you might be getting some serious Vincent Van Ghoul vibes here. Ready to add a distinguished horror icon to your shelf who just embodies coolness and class? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 5 3/4ths inches

Articulation: Swivel shoulders, swivel wrists, and a balljointed neck.

Accessories: 2 swappable right hands, skull, and black cat

Non-Scalper Price: $15- $17 dollars

The Positives:

* Vincent Price is looking suave in a suit with pocket square, a white button-up shirt, and what looks like a bright red cravat, or maybe an ascot. It's a nice outfit and it captures Vincent's classy demeanor in the simple, familiar way that a Saturday morning cartoon would. His build is also slim and sleek with an exaggeratedly thin lower body tapering up to wider shoulders. 

* The headsculpt is incredible. NECA has really captured Price's likeness well, making him both instantly recognizable and cartoonishly exaggerated. The smirk on his face is incredible as are his mischievously angled eyebrows. His hair looks great with grey at the temples, giving him a very sophisticated look. 

* The Toony Terrors aren't super articulated by any means and really are meant to just stand around on your shelf. They do remind me of some cartoon based toys from the early to mid 90s, though, as there are some limited joints. Vincent doesn't have any lower body articulation but he does have swivel shoulders, swivel wrists, and a baljointed head. There's enough joints here to craft a bit of a pose and add some personality for when the figure is on display.

* Vincent comes with two right hands which can be swapped out. The first hand features a non-removable cigarette, a familiar standby accessory of many Vincent Price photos. 

* The second hand can be used to hold the included skull accessory. It's not uncommon to see imagery of Price with skulls and it's a perfect extra for the horror icon. I love that the skull itself is also stylized a bit. It's a really nice accessory with a good sculpt and some paint applications on the sockets and cavities. 

* There are many publicity shots of Vincent Price with black cats and he appeared in a few films where a black cat was part of the plot or used in advertising ("The Black Cat" from Tales of Terror and Tomb of Ligeia come to mind), so Mr. Price comes with a little black cat companion. He looks like a little troublemaker, doesn't he?

   Vincent Price makes for an excellent Toony Terror! NECA did a really impressive job in capturing Price's look and character in the style of a Saturday morning cartoon of the 1970s or 1980s and they accessorized him well. With an excellent balljointed neck and the alternate hands for holding the skull or the cigarette, you really can display him on your shelf in a few different ways. He's one of my favorite Toony Terrors releases to date. He's a Great and a 1/2 figure and perhaps the coolest rendition of Vincent Price in plastic that's been made. NECA has a standard 7 inch scaled Vincent Price coming out in the near future, too, so you have options. Or you can have an army of Vincent Prices on your shelf. That's a solid choice, too. 

If you're looking for more figures based on Vincent Price I've also reviewed the Super7 ReAction Vincent Price (Ascot) and the McFarlane Toys Batman: Classic TV Series Egghead.

For more Toony Terrors check out the following:

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