this review of the Movie Maniacs Michael Myers!) this guy wound up under my Christmas tree. Ready for a cute, caricatured collectible of one of the big four of horror movie slashers? Then join me after the break...
Height: 4 inches
Articulation: Swivel head.
Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars
* Since POP! figures already have blank, pale, emotionless faces and the blackest eyes (the devil's eyes!), Michael Myers was a great fit for the line. He honestly looks really good as a POP! because the black eyes and expressionless face fit him. Funko has faithfully rendered Michael's expressionless, featureless mask with it's bizarre rooted hair here, and it just works so well. I like the cuts around the eyes as it helps to convey that this is indeed a mask he's wearing (and not just a reuse of the Captain Kirk POP!).
* Vinyl figures often have weird scuff marks and stuff on them and, unfortunately, Michael Myers looks like he got run over by a car or something on his left backside. Not sure where this scrape would have even come from. Since it's not on the front I'll let it slide but it definitely comes across more as damage rather than just a defect. It's definitely not as noticeable in person as in the picture, though. I'm blaming this crap on freakin' Ben Tramer.
I'm really digging this Michael Myer's POP! figure. He's actually pretty fun and makes another nice addition to my horror shelf. While Michael Myers is one of the four top dogs in the pantheon of move slasher villains (I place him alongside Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Leatherface) he's definitely the character who gets the least amount of merchandise. That's OK, because Michael Myers isn't a sell out. He's cool not because of what he looks like but because of what he represents. The POP! aesthetic with it's minimalist approach actually merges quite well with the concept of Michael Myers as "The Shape" and create a pretty cool vinyl figure. He's Great and well worth checking out. Now I really want a Dr. Sam Loomis POP!, too.
I love Michael Myers and I've reviewed a couple of other Michael Myers toys: The McFarlane Movie Maniacs Michael Myers and the ReAction Horror Series Michael Myers.
I've reviewed a couple other POP! figures as well:
POP! Disney by Funko
Pumpkin King from The Nightmare Before Christmas
POP! Movies by Funko
Pennywise from It
Sam from Trick 'r Treat
POP! Star Wars by Funko
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