GameStop exclusive Hunter and now the Hot Topic exclusive Tyrant. The Tyrant was the final B.O.W. faces in the original Resident Evil and he's a pretty intimidating guy, perfect for a 6 inch POP!. He's also available as a Target exclusive that glows in the dark. The Tyrant never glowed in the dark, though, did he? That's why I opted for the Hot Topic version. Let's take a look at this big, mean monster after the break...
Height: 6 1/4 inches
Articulation: Swivel head
Non-Scalper Price: $18.50
* The Tyrant is sporting the skull like grimace seen in the original game and the 2002 remake. His exposed teeth are really neatly sculpted and painted and his lifeless, milky white eyes just add to the creep factor. He's also displaying some crazy, prominent blood vessels coming out of the surface of his face. Icky.
* The Tyrant's prominent left claw is his main form of offense and Funko has captured it really well in POP! form. It still looks pretty wicked, though, with giant deformed bones visible and purple, hardened flesh.
* The Tyrant's body is also covered by plenty of nastiness. Besides the weird clusters of what look like pustules of some sort, the dude also has his heart hanging out of his chest. That seems like a real design flaw to me (on Umbrella's end, not Funko's), but it certainly looks scary. Some people wear their hearts on their sleeve; the Tyrant wears his on his chest.
* The paintwork on this guy is very neat and fairly complex for a POP! I love the bright, vivid red used on all of his veins and arteries.
I've actually reviewed a couple of other Tyrant figures including NECA's 10th Anniversary Tyrant and Toy Biz's Tyrant and Tyrant/ Mr. X from their Video Game Superstars line. I've also reviewed the rest of the first series of Resident Evil POP! vinyls, including:
Hunter from Resident Evil
Jill Valentine #155 from Resident Evil
Leon Kennedy #156 from Resident Evil
Licker #158 from Resident Evil
Nemesis #157 from Resident Evil