I'm kicking off the tenth year of 31 Days of Toy Terror with a bang! Not only am I delivering up a brand new Michael Myers POP! vinyl but this one also comes with a miniature replica of the Myers House. Crazy, right? Michael Myers with Myers House #25 is part of the POP! Town collection and is a brand new release that is exclusive to Spirit. Spirit has offered up some cool exclusive Funko POP! vinyls over the past few years and this one is absolutely one of the best. Nothing says Halloween quite like Halloween, am I right? Michael Myers has been a guest on 31 Days of Toy Terror many times over the past decade. Let's start off 2022's 31 Days of Toy Terror X with a look at Michael Myers and his home, after the break...
Height: 4 inches
Articulation: Swivel head
Dimensions: 5 inches tall, 4 3/8ths inches wide, 4 3/4ths inches deep.
* The POP! Town Michael Myers is on the left while the original Michael Myers #03 is on the right. While they're based on the same character, these two really show the difference between the original style of POP! vinyls and how they've evolved over the past 12 years. The body is less stylized and the head is a bit more complex. More recent POP! vinyls also tend to have a pose of sorts rather than the same hunched over pose that most of the early figures had.
* Michael Myers is looking very classic here. From looking at the figure, the packaging, and the licensing information on the back of the package, it looks like this figure is truly based off of the original 1978 John Carpenter classic film. Michael's just staring with those evil black eyes (the devil's eyes) and holding up a bloody knife. He's also tilting his head a bit like he's admiring a kill, just like in the film. You can rotate the head freely on this one as he's definitely not a bobblehead.
* Here's a full on shot. Michael's blue coveralls look pretty authentic to what you see on the screen and he's instantly recognizable. You can also see the head tilt here. Maybe this is right after he kills Bob?
* The bloody knife not only looks cool and adds some more pizazz to the figure but there's even a spatter of blood on Michael's left cheek. Quite an effective detail on such a stylized figure.
* Next let's check out the Myers House, since this is what makes this release part of the POP! Town collection. This is an interesting choice for the POP! Town line as it's not an instantly recognizable as some releases unless you're already a devoted fan of Halloween. Still, it's a spooky old house, and that's what makes it fun. The sculpt and paintwork are quite nice and while the house looks fairly realistic, it also still has a bit of a simplistic style to it to fit it in with the POP! vinyl aesthetic.
* I like the little details on the front like the "No Tresspassing" sign, the "Strode Realty" sign, and the 1520 address numbers.
* Here's a shot of the Myers House from the side. The siding looks like it's coming off in places due to a lack of care. The eaves of the roof are also quite interesting.
* And here's a shot of the back, including the back door that a young Michael Myers entered into on Halloween night 1963 in Haddonfield, Illinois as he sat out to murder his sister. Seriously, you could give tours of this house to your other POP! vinyls who are looking for a thrill. Think we'll ever get a Halloween Kills version of the Myers House with Big John and Little John?
* The roof looks great. Great in a detail and atmosphere sense. In a sense of quality, there's definitely some problems with the shingles and a new roof, or at least some extensive repairs, are probably in order.
If you're also a fan of Michael Myers/ The Shape/ The Boogeyman, then check out these other reviews: The McFarlane Movie Maniacs Michael Myers, the One:12 Collective Michael Myers, the POP! Movies Michael Myers, the ReAction Horror Series Michael Myers, the Funko Savage World Michael Myers, Mezco's Designer Series Michael Myers, NECA's Cult Classics Icons 2007 Michael Myers, Halloween 2018 Ultimate Michael Myers, and Halloween II Ultimate Michael Myers, the Toony Terror Michael Myers, the Funko 5 Star The Curse of Michael Myers, and the knockoff Lego Michael Myers.
For more POP! Town reviews check out the following:
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