Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero/action-comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.
It is about an ordinary teenager, Dave, who tries to become a real-life superhero, and called himself "Kick-Ass". Dave gets caught up in a bigger fight when he meets Big Daddy, a former cop who, in his quest to bring down the drug lord Frank D'Amico, has trained his 11-year-old daughter to be the ruthless vigilante Hit-Girl.
I love such movies where ordinary people try to do extraordinary things for the good of mankind. Something like Spiderman but this time round, Kick-Ass is not even trained in any form of martial arts let alone have any superpowers.
Mezco has gotten the license to do the toys for the movie and have come out with 6" and 12" version of Kiss-Ass and Hit-Girl. It looks like they will be doing just these 2 characters. Pity that we could not get Big Daddy and Red Mist.
The packaging is simple but nice. Both figures have the exact card front and back. The only thing that distinguish them apart is their face and name at the front of the bubble.
Both head sculpts are average but Kick-Ass is done better. Kick-Ass comes with 2 heads, one masked and the other unmasked (showing Kick-Ass after a tragic beating). I like the masked head sculpt better and I got a feeling that most will display him with the masked head.
I don't like the sculpt of Hit-Girl as it does not bear any resemblance to the actress, Chloe Grace Moretz, who played the character. The nose is way too big and the eyes totally off.
The paint ops are decent and clean. However there is some sloppiness in the eyes of Hot-Girl.
Articulation for both figures are limited. You can't really get much poses out of them. The best pose is basically the fight stance pose. One major problem with Hit-Girl is that she does not stand very well on her own. I tried for a while before I could find one pose in which she will not fall over. Because of that, you can give her almost zero articulation...
The accessories are limited but critical and that is ok with me as the accessories make sense.
Kick-Ass comes with his 2 batons in which he can hold or place at his back.
HIt-Girl comes with 2 blades which can be connected to form a double bladed staff. She also has 2 small butterfly knives which I just threw into my accessories box as I think she looks cooler holding the 2 "Kick-Ass" blades than 2 small butterfly knives!
Hit-Girl's butterfly knives
An interesting thing about Hit-Girl is that both her skirt and cape are made from cloth, rather than plastic. It works very well and I think that was a real cool and good move on the part of Mezco.
Overall, these are nice figures to have especially when I like the movie very much.
Fighting crime together!