the first year, 2013) and now makes his return in the form of a POP! vinyl figure. Outside of the Star Wars POP! figures that come with the Smuggler's Bounty crate, I haven't picked up any POP! figures since the Resident Evil series back in January. I was actually looking for a Jack Torrance from The Shining at Books-A-Million a week or two ago and happened to stumble upon this very cool Norman Bates. Considering it's October and I'm a fan of the horror themed POP! vinyls, I figured I couldn't go wrong. Let's take a closer look at this spooky fine vinyl after the break...
Height: 4 inches
Articulation: Swivel head.
Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars
* Norman Bates is a pretty plain looking guy so toy companies depicting him have always gone with his dress and wig wearing appearance to add something unique to the figure. Despite being a POP!, the eyes and eyebrows definitely convey an appropriate level of menace while Norman's dark hair is visible peaking out from underneath the grey wig he wears.
* While Psycho is in black & white, this POP! is in full color and thus you get a knife dripping red blood (something you won't see in the film). The presence of the knife is a vital detail and really helps to seal the deal on this being a solid piece in a horror collection.
* The print and texture on Norman's mother's dress is impressive. It really has a great pattern to it and looks rather detailed yet old-fashioned.
* The pose is pretty cool. It's definitely a bit more dynamic than many POP! poses. Little details like the bent knee and the open, grasping left hand definitely add to the feeling that this figure is ready to make a "housekeeping visit that you won't appreciate.
* Norman has an errant bit of blue paint slop on his thumb. I tried to scratch it off but didn't have any luck.
If you need some more Psycho, check out the Movie Maniacs Norman Bates from McFarlane Toys.
If you're looking for more POP! Movies figures, check out the following:
Michael Myers from Halloween
Pennywise from It
Sam from Trick 'r Treat
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