Thursday, September 11, 2008

NECA Cult Classic 7 Beetlejuice

Call his name 3 times and you will get yourself a "bio-exorcist" to help scare away the living!
Beetlejuice is a 1988 comedy horror film directed by Tim Burton. The movie is about a recently deceased couple, played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, who seek the help of a obnoxious "bio-exorcist" Beetlejuice, played by Michael Keaton, to remove the new owners from their house. The movie became a financial and critical success.

It's great that companies like NECA (Cult Classics), Mezco (Cinema of Fear) & McFarland (Movie Maniacs) are doing movie related figures which most probably can't command a toy line by itself. I love the movie and always wanted a Beetljuice figure. If I am not mistaken there was a mass market Beetlejuice toy line by Kenner and one done by NECA sometime back. However, this is by far the best figure done for Beetlejuice.

Looking at the head sculpt in the packaging and from afar, it looks really like Michael Keaton. However on closer scrutiny, the resemblance is not that perfect. I am just being picky here and overall the sculpt is good. I kinda like the soft translucent plastic they use for the hair rather than painting it green. The green mold adds a nice touch to the overall sculpt.

There is not much ways you can post this figure. But you should not expect much articulation from these kind of figures. My only gripe is that there is no articulation in the knees as I wanted to create the scene where he sits on a tombstone.

The figure comes with 2 snakes (which you can recognize from the movie) and the Handbook for the Recently Deceased (a nice accessory). Hopefully NECA will also create the diorama of Hell's waiting room with all the other characters like the"Smoking guy", "Shrunken Head guy" and the football team who keeps thinking that the clerk is their coach.
Overall it is a nice figure and if you are a fan of the movie, you should get it!

It does look better in its packaging

The Accessories

1 comment:

LEon said...


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