The movie 300 was a 2007 film adaptation of the graphic novel by Frank Miller and was directed by Zack Snyder. The movie is based on the Battle of Thermopylae where King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.
This movie was a spectacular visual treat! Before I get misunderstood, I was not talking about the 300 hunky & sweaty men fighting together almost naked saved for a leather underwear and a red cloak. I was actually referring to the spectacular visual effects and the battle scenes!
NECA got the job to create the 6" figures for this movie and released the following figures:
1) King Leonidas
2) Queen Gorgo
5) SDCC Exclusive Battle King Leonidas
6) 12" King Leonidas with sound
I only got the SDCC Exclusive Battle King Leonidas & Immortal as they were one of my favorite characters in the movie.
The head sculpt for both the figures are pretty good. I was a bit disappointed that the helmet for Leonidas could not be removed. The texture of the helmet made it look as if it was made of real metal. Rather impressive! The body sculpt for Leonidas is in proportion, not too chunky not too small.
The Immortal comes with 2 head sculpts, one with the mask on and the other without. I would rather like it to be 1 head sculpt with a removable mask.
The paint ops for both figures are clean, nothing much to complaint about. The SDCC Exclusive Battle King Leonidas, as the name suggest, is in the midst of battle so they painted blood onto his chest and legs. Nice touch.
The SDCC Exclusive Battle King Leonidas depicts the King in battle and NECA came up with a pretty cool idea. The figure comes with arrows which you could stick onto the shield and ground (base) creating a very cool display scene! The other accessories are Leonidas's spear, shield & sword.
The Immortal comes with 2 head sculpts and his 2 swords.
Overall, pretty decent figures and if you are a fan of the movie I think these figures are a must have. I am currently into 12" figures and I hope Hot Toys or Sideshow could do 12" figures for both Leonidas and Xerxes (NECA was supposed to do this figure but I guess it was dropped)...Well one can only hope.
Give them nothing! But take from them everything!
Immortals... we put their name to the test
If there were product placements during that
time, this would be it!