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NECA Terminator 2: 7" Ultimate Sarah Connor Action Figure by NECA
NECA Terminator 2: 7" Ultimate Sarah Connor Action Figure by NECA
Offered by F&F Toys
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars On Your Feet, Soldier., 30 Jan. 2016
NECA have done some exceptional work with the Terminator license, and this is their first Sarah Connor figure.
This is Sarah's first figure in this scale since McFarlanes attempt in 2004.
12 years have past and whilst its harsh to compare the two, the difference is absolutely huge.

PACKAGING:
Beautiful. A work of packaging art! Like all Ultimate figures, its comes in window packaging. The front opens and closes with a velcro tab to see the figure inside. The figure comes in a plastic tray that can be removed and returned to packaging without any signs of damage. I approve this packaging!
These Ultimate figures usually have the movie posters on the front, but because there are three figures from Terminator 2 they have photos of the character on front. They have a character specific photo on the front here. this is just wonderfully designed packaging and long may it continue!

ACCESSORIES:
NECA, you really do spoil is. Absolutely exceptional accessories come with this figure.
Three completely different heads, all with spot on Linda Hamilton likeness.One with hair up, one with a ponytail and one with glasses and cap.
I was quite lucky in that all three are painted perfectly, but be careful. I have seen some very wonky eyes out there!
Also, on the the head with the hair down, the hair sits a *little* big too high and kind of looks like a Sarah is wearing a wig.
The head with glasses and cap are non-removable.
Sarah also features a removable vest, a shotgun, a pistol, a rifle and a knife that fits into the holster.
I honestly could not ask for anything else.

THE FIGURE:
Being NECA's first ever Sarah Connor figure, we are treated to a brand new sculpt.
This sculpt is, as to be expected from such a great company, perfect. Full of detail, with plenty of well designed articulation that does not take away from the sculpt.

OVERALL:
An absolutely exceptional figure of a character that was very high up on my wishlist.
In fact, there are so many changeable parts and accessories here, you could buy another one as you can have it displayed as three different distinct looks from the film. One is fine for my collection though, and I absolutely love this figure.


Terminator 2 Ultimate Sarah Connor Terminator 7" Action Figure NECA
Terminator 2 Ultimate Sarah Connor Terminator 7" Action Figure NECA
Offered by Shop4World
Price: £23.23

5.0 out of 5 stars On Your Feet, Soldier., 30 Jan. 2016
NECA have done some exceptional work with the Terminator license, and this is their first Sarah Connor figure.
This is Sarah's first figure in this scale since McFarlanes attempt in 2004.
12 years have past and whilst its harsh to compare the two, the difference is absolutely huge.

PACKAGING:
Beautiful. A work of packaging art! Like all Ultimate figures, its comes in window packaging. The front opens and closes with a velcro tab to see the figure inside. The figure comes in a plastic tray that can be removed and returned to packaging without any signs of damage. I approve this packaging!
These Ultimate figures usually have the movie posters on the front, but because there are three figures from Terminator 2 they have photos of the character on front. They have a character specific photo on the front here. this is just wonderfully designed packaging and long may it continue!

ACCESSORIES:
NECA, you really do spoil is. Absolutely exceptional accessories come with this figure.
Three completely different heads, all with spot on Linda Hamilton likeness.One with hair up, one with a ponytail and one with glasses and cap.
I was quite lucky in that all three are painted perfectly, but be careful. I have seen some very wonky eyes out there!
Also, on the the head with the hair down, the hair sits a *little* big too high and kind of looks like a Sarah is wearing a wig.
The head with glasses and cap are non-removable.
Sarah also features a removable vest, a shotgun, a pistol, a rifle and a knife that fits into the holster.
I honestly could not ask for anything else.

THE FIGURE:
Being NECA's first ever Sarah Connor figure, we are treated to a brand new sculpt.
This sculpt is, as to be expected from such a great company, perfect. Full of detail, with plenty of well designed articulation that does not take away from the sculpt.

OVERALL:
An absolutely exceptional figure of a character that was very high up on my wishlist.
In fact, there are so many changeable parts and accessories here, you could buy another one as you can have it displayed as three different distinct looks from the film. One is fine for my collection though, and I absolutely love this figure.


Terminator 2 - 7" Action Figure - Ultimate T-1000 by NECA
Terminator 2 - 7" Action Figure - Ultimate T-1000 by NECA
Offered by F&F Toys
Price: £28.99

5.0 out of 5 stars "He's A Good Looking Toy", 30 Jan. 2016
If you own any or (like me) all of NECA's previous T-1000 figures, get rid of them. They are obsolete.
This 'Ultimate' version exceeds them in every single way. I sold 4 T-1000 figures this week as I simply do not need them after receiving this in the post. (Obviously, the motorcycle cop version is completely different figure and worth keeping)

PACKAGING:
Beautiful. A work of packaging art! Like all Ultimate figures, its comes in window packaging. The front opens and closes with a velcro tab to see the figure inside. The figure comes in a plastic tray that can be removed and returned to packaging without any signs of damage. I approve this packaging!
These Ultimate figures usually have the movie posters on the front, but because there are three figures from Terminator 2 they have photos of the character on front. They chose a very cool image for T-1000 here. this is just wonderfully designed packaging and long may it continue!

ACCESSORIES:
Exceptional. Absolutely fantastic. This combines the best of the many previous iterations of T-1000. You get THREE interchangeable heads, three different right hands (open hand, one to hold his gun and extended finger) two different left hands (open hand, extended finger) two different lower arms that form hooks, a pistol, and most impressively, an interchangeable 'battle damaged' chest piece that easily swaps out with the standard one.

THE FIGURE:
Alot of re-use here, but that is absolutely fine when there was nothing wrong with the sculpt to begin with. The heads, arms and other pieces above the waist have all been used before, but are so well detailed and nicely painted that they haven't dated at all. the main differences here are the articulated legs which previous T-1000's have been badly missing! They move at the hips knees and ankles and brings new life to this figure.
All older versions of this figure had a 'melted' heel on one of its feet. It showed the liquid metal coming through and painted silver. This version does not have this, and has two normal feet. The interchangeable chest fits in effortlessly, as seen on the T-1000 figure from the Genisys wave late last year.

OVERALL:
If you want a T-1000 and don't own one, consider this an essential purchase.
If you already own previous versions of the figure, it really is worth upgrading to this version. This figure, like most of NECAs outpu these days, is darn near perfect.


Ultimate Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th (Part 6) Action Figure
Ultimate Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th (Part 6) Action Figure
Offered by gadgetsville
Price: £19.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Jason's Back!, 30 Jan. 2016
NECA's horror figures are among their very best work.
Combine a horror icon with NECAs Ultimate figures concept, and you get one hell of a great figure
This figure is based on Jason's appearance in Part Vi - which happens to be my favourite film in the franchise.

PACKAGING:
The best in the business. The same dimensions as previous 'Ultimate' figures (T-800, Freddy Krueger etc)
Its a glossy cardboard box with the movie poster on the front flap. You can open it to see the figure clearly and has a velcro grip to close it.
You can remove and replace the figure without any damage to contents or packaging. There is a cardboard in-tray which doubles as a diorama backdrop and its designed to look like Jason's open grave.

THE FIGURE:
Absolutely perfect. The sculpting from head to toe is perfect, with plenty of amazing details. Particularly on the head-sculpt (he really does look disgusting!) and alot of detail went into his belt - It has sheaths that house his accessories perfectly. Paint is perfect also, and the figure has 25 points of articulation! Thats alot, but its all hidden well enough so that it doesnt take away from the sculpting.

ACCESSORIES:
This is where these ultimate figures truly shine.
Jason's accessories consist of:
1) a removable hockey mask (the eye-holes are blacked out. I've read complaints about this, but its screen accurate) a headstone (well detailed, but it is a little on the small side in my opinion)
2) a knife (well detailed and fits in sheath)
3) a larger knife (again, well detailed,also fits in sheath)
4) an interchangeable right hand
5) a fence post (two pieces that connect in the middle due to the size)

OVERALL:
I cannot stress how much I love thsi figure and the line in general. Beside Ultimate Freddy and Ultimate Leatherface, these figures are the definitive versions. All that is missing now is a super-poseable Michael Myers to join his fellow icons, but sadly, he won't be coming anytime soon.

Highly recommended and excellent value!


WWE BAYLEY DIVA NXT SERIES 58 BASIC SUPERSTAR ACTION NEW MATTEL WRESTLING FIGURE
WWE BAYLEY DIVA NXT SERIES 58 BASIC SUPERSTAR ACTION NEW MATTEL WRESTLING FIGURE
Offered by Pearls Books
Price: £14.98

5.0 out of 5 stars She's A Hugger!, 30 Jan. 2016
Another first in the line, its great to see Mattel releasing so many female figures and nXt wrestlers.
Bayley is a fan favourite and makes for one of Mattels better female WWE figures.
Bayley is quite small, and the figure is in scale. Her attire is quite striking and colourful. Its well detailed with plenty of attention paid to her.
She has 'Elite' style articulation, like all Divas in the basic line. This means she moves at the abs and has full leg articulation.
Unfortunately, like nearly all female WWE figures, she feels quite delicate, with the plastic being a bit soft leaving some of the points of articulation feeling hard to move, or if you do move them, feeling like they could break easier than their male counterparts.
The likness is very good. Nearly perfect. BUT...When compared to prototype pictures released last year, poor Bayleys head appears to have shrunk slightly and appears a little bit stretched. Its not a disaster like the Rosa Mendes figure, but still, something has happened during the production process here!
Her large ponytail is nicely done, made out of softer plastic.
Finally, Bayley has something VERY few basics have - an accessory! shes comes with her blue headband. It fits her head OK, and tucks under the ponytail, but be careful, it is something that could very easily get lost!

Overall - a very worthwhile purchase and a unique looking figure thanks to the fun attire. Comes in Mattels newly designed packaging which states wheter the wrestler is Raw, Smackdown, nXt, Diva or Legend.


WWE Series 58 Basic Action Figure - Paul Orndorff
WWE Series 58 Basic Action Figure - Paul Orndorff
Offered by Midco Toys Ltd
Price: £17.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Wonderful, 30 Jan. 2016
This is Mattel's second Paul Orndorff figure after the Legends version.
The legends version featured Elite articulation and a robe, but for people like myself who missed it, I was very excited to get this Basic version from Series 58.
As with nearly all WWE figures from Mattel, the build quality is sturdy and all articulated parts move well. Not overly loose or tight.
Paint is relatively simple, but very clean. This attire is based his Wrestlemania 2 match - White trunks, wrist-tape, kneepads and boots. the boots have red detailing and the trunks have "Mr #1Derful" written across the back in red.
The head is the same as the Legends figure, but when the likeness is this good, why re-sculpt it? Its pretty much spot on.

Overall, another WWE Legend to add to my collection, a very much appreciate re-release.
I can't see many kids wanting this particular figure though.
Mr Wonderful comes in Mattel's very nice new packaging.
Smaller meaning less waste, it also states whether the superstar is Raw, Smackdown, nXt, Diva or Legend. A small but nice change.


NECA Termniator 2 Judgement Day T-1000 Action Figure Pack
NECA Termniator 2 Judgement Day T-1000 Action Figure Pack
Offered by Otherland UK
Price: £19.52

5.0 out of 5 stars "He's A Good Looking Toy", 29 Jan. 2016
If you own any or (like me) all of NECA's previous T-1000 figures, get rid of them. They are obsolete.
This 'Ultimate' version exceeds them in every single way. I sold 4 T-1000 figures this week as I simply do not need them after receiving this in the post. (Obviously, the motorcycle cop version is completely different figure and worth keeping)

PACKAGING:
Beautiful. A work of packaging art! Like all Ultimate figures, its comes in window packaging. The front opens and closes with a velcro tab to see the figure inside. The figure comes in a plastic tray that can be removed and returned to packaging without any signs of damage. I approve this packaging!
These Ultimate figures usually have the movie posters on the front, but because there are three figures from Terminator 2 they have photos of the character on front. They chose a very cool image for T-1000 here. this is just wonderfully designed packaging and long may it continue!

ACCESSORIES:
Exceptional. Absolutely fantastic. This combines the best of the many previous iterations of T-1000. You get THREE interchangeable heads, three different right hands (open hand, one to hold his gun and extended finger) two different left hands (open hand, extended finger) two different lower arms that form hooks, a pistol, and most impressively, an interchangeable 'battle damaged' chest piece that easily swaps out with the standard one.

THE FIGURE:
Alot of re-use here, but that is absolutely fine when there was nothing wrong with the sculpt to begin with. The heads, arms and other pieces above the waist have all been used before, but are so well detailed and nicely painted that they haven't dated at all. the main differences here are the articulated legs which previous T-1000's have been badly missing! They move at the hips knees and ankles and brings new life to this figure.
All older versions of this figure had a 'melted' heel on one of its feet. It showed the liquid metal coming through and painted silver. This version does not have this, and has two normal feet. The interchangeable chest fits in effortlessly, as seen on the T-1000 figure from the Genisys wave late last year.

OVERALL:
If you want a T-1000 and don't own one, consider this an essential purchase.
If you already own previous versions of the figure, it really is worth upgrading to this version. This figure, like most of NECAs outpu these days, is darn near perfect.


UMAGA - WWE ELITE 40 MATTEL TOY WRESTLING ACTION FIGURE by Wrestling
UMAGA - WWE ELITE 40 MATTEL TOY WRESTLING ACTION FIGURE by Wrestling
Offered by Eclectix Trading
Price: £29.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly Perfect with One Frustrating Flaw!, 21 Jan. 2016
Umaga was a surprise when announced by Mattel, but a welcome one.
This figure has actually ended up being one of Mattel's strongest Elite figures due to the effort that clearly went into him.
The likeness is very accurate, his paintwork is solid, (in particular on his many tattoos) and his distinct hair is very nicely done. Each strand individually sculpted in soft plastic so the don't affect his articulation and won't break or snap.
A nice touch on this figure is the newly sculpted right hand, with the thumb up ready to execute his signature move the Samoan Spike.
He also has a non-removable necklace.
His accessory is a sarong. Sculpted in red plastic with excellent white detailing throughout. Its sculpted in soft enough plastic and is fits perfectly around his waist. Its easy to remove and put on.
The articulation is plentiful and the build quality solid.
So why four stars?
One massive flaw. As with most of Mattel's Elite figures, the ankles are frozen solid and if you try to move them they simply refuse to.
Umages feet are permanently locked pointing down so it is near impossible to stand him.
If this was a one off, I wouldn't have marked the figure down. But this would appear to be a problem with a lot if not all of Umagas figures.
It really is a frustrating flaw in an otherwise perfect figure.
See the photo I attached - this is the only way I can get him to stand unassisted and even then, the big guys gonna take a tumble sooner or later!
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IRS - WWE ELITE 40 MATTEL TOY WRESTLING ACTION FIGURE by Wrestling
IRS - WWE ELITE 40 MATTEL TOY WRESTLING ACTION FIGURE by Wrestling
Offered by TheToyNationUK
Price: £24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Pay Your Taxes!, 16 Jan. 2016
I don't really know why, but since Mattel gained the WWE license is 2010, IRS was high up in my wishlist.
He was just behind the likes of Hogan and Flair - I always enjoyed him in WWE and thought his look would stick out on the shelf.
I have finally got my wish with Elite 40, but its a swing and a near miss.
The likeness could be described as 'soft' . Its not bad at all, but it seems more inspired by IRS than actually being IRS..
The sculpt on the figure overall is good but unexceptional. Articulation is plentiful and solid, with no loose or stuck joints which is always a relief.
Then the little niggles kick in. His braces on his trousers are a separate moulded piece, going over his shoulders down his back and round the waist.
Whilst I appreciate the effort put into this additional sculpt, its bulky, hinders articulation and I do fear it snapping. I genuinely feel it would have better to paint them on, or to mould them into the torso.His red tie is also a separate sculpt.
His accessories consist of a briefcase (which fits in the right hand and also opens) and a pair of glasses.
Im telling you now, these glasses will come out of box bent, and if this figure is being played with by a child they WILL face the wrath of the hoover or carpet.
They are a nice little sculpt made out of soft plastic with clear lenses, but they just sit loosely on the figure, they dont click in anywhere.
Seriously, these little specs are going to get lost.
I store my WWE figures away in crates, a tip would be to keep these little glasses inside his briefcase! They fit perfectly in there!
Finally, you may notice a little black smudge on the left side of his chest. this little smudge is actually a very tiny, very nice detail. It reads 'IRS'
Overall, I really do like this figure alot - but the glasses and braces are frustrating.


NECA Friday The 13th Ultimate Part 6 Jason Action Figure (7" Scale) by Neca
NECA Friday The 13th Ultimate Part 6 Jason Action Figure (7" Scale) by Neca
Offered by F&F Toys
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It's Alive! IT'S ALIVE!, 16 Jan. 2016
NECA's horror figures are among their very best work.
Combine a horror icon with NECAs Ultimate figures concept, and you get one hell of a great figure
This figure is based on Jason's appearance in Part Vi - which happens to be my favourite film in the franchise.

PACKAGING:
The best in the business. The same dimensions as previous 'Ultimate' figures (T-800, Freddy Krueger etc)
Its a glossy cardboard box with the movie poster on the front flap. You can open it to see the figure clearly and has a velcro grip to close it.
You can remove and replace the figure without any damage to contents or packaging. There is a cardboard in-tray which doubles as a diorama backdrop and its designed to look like Jason's open grave.

THE FIGURE:
Absolutely perfect. The sculpting from head to toe is perfect, with plenty of amazing details. Particularly on the head-sculpt (he really does look disgusting!) and alot of detail went into his belt - It has sheaths that house his accessories perfectly. Paint is perfect also, and the figure has 25 points of articulation! Thats alot, but its all hidden well enough so that it doesnt take away from the sculpting.

ACCESSORIES:
This is where these ultimate figures truly shine.
Jason's accessories consist of:
1) a removable hockey mask (the eye-holes are blacked out. I've read complaints about this, but its screen accurate) a headstone (well detailed, but it is a little on the small side in my opinion)
2) a knife (well detailed and fits in sheath)
3) a larger knife (again, well detailed,also fits in sheath)
4) an interchangeable right hand
5) a fence post (two pieces that connect in the middle due to the size)

OVERALL:
I cannot stress how much I love thsi figure and the line in general. Beside Ultimate Freddy and Ultimate Leatherface, these figures are the definitive versions. All that is missing now is a super-poseable Michael Myers to join his fellow icons, but sadly, he won't be coming anytime soon.

Highly recommended and excellent value!

Please check out the photos I have attached.
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