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Review: Funko Pop! Jack & Sally

May 23, 2012

I didn’t used to want the Funko Pop! figures because I thought for horror toys/collectibles they just looked to cute. Now I have just about every one of the horror ones Funko has put out. When I saw this latest series of the Pop! figures and ran into Jack Skellington and Sally at my local comic shop, I had to add them to my collection.

Jack & Sally Funko Pop! Figures

These vinyl figures really do stand out among horror toys. I have the Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Jason Voorhees from the first series and the very day I saw this series I ran out to find them. I got lucky and found them at my comic shop which is awesome because I had no need to pay for shipping. It wouldn’t have been a big deal though since these run for around $10 dollars. You can actually pic up the duo on Amazon.com for around $20 dollars here. You can also buy them individually.

The fun thing about these is the big heads. They turn, so you can pose them a little, but that’s about it. The small bodies make them easy to knock over, which is why I keep them in the box. They don’t have the wider base like the series with Freddy, Michael, and Jason — and so they won’t stand as well. They do indeed stand though and if you have a place where they won’t get bumped to much then go ahead and put them out if you want to remove them from the packaging.

Since they are vinyl, they won’t break really easy like something made from harder more brittle material like a resin. The vinyl will scuff and get marked up though and those marks would be hard to get off.

Funko puts out some great toys for sure, but mostly kid level (I don’t want to call it low end collectibles, but that’s about the size of it) stuff. These could easily gain value over time because of the detailng and how well they do with making these look like the figures they represent, but only time will tell. While these are a nice addition to a collection, I’m not super into the whole A Nightmare Before Christmas. With that in mind I’m giving these two screams!

– Mr. Frights

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REVIEW: N.E.C.A. Jack & Sally Extreme Head Knockers

May 18, 2012

I’m not a big collector of Nightmare Before Christmas stuff, but I just bought the Funko Pop! Jack and Sally figures and I have a Jack Skellington dashboard driver talking figure. That along with seeing a different N.E.C.A. Jack Skellington Head Knocker that a friend bought made me look his up and I came across several versions including this duo. Because of the story behind these characters, I can’t really see buying Jack without Sally if they are both available.

The other versions looked amazing though and include Jack with his arms wrapped around a tombstone and one with him at a pedistal. They also varied in faces between his nice happy face and his scary face. Still, I looked at the price and for two Extreme Head Knockers and I couldn’t resist at just around $25 bucks. One of these Extreme Head Knockers goes for anywhere as low as $13 dollars and as much as $20 dollars, and that’s just when they are first released. If they are a hit, you can bet they will run upwards of $60 dollars or more. Needless to say, the nearly $25 bucks I paid for both of these was a quite a deal.

The cool thing about this is that it came as a double pack. Both Head Knockers came in the same box. I know they were shown together on the listing, even on Necaonline.com they are shown as one item, but for some reason I expected they would be in separate boxes. This is important to mention since it saves space and trash and probably saves on shipping costs.

These, as with almost all the other Extreme Head Knockers from N.E.C.A., are incredibly detailed. The heads are really huge, bigger I think that their other EHKs, and it’s great. The big heads make them look kind of goofy, especially Jack, which to me makes them more fun to have around. I wouldn’t mind having one of the scary face Jack’s but these ones are definitely family friendly and shouldn’t scare little kids. In fact, if you have a kid who loves A Nightmare Before Christmas and you’d like to get them a gift, this would be perfect!

The head wiggle is nice on Jack, on Sally it’s a little less so and that’s mostly because of her long hair I’m guessing.

My one and only issue with these is that they feel light. The other N.E.C.A. EHKs are heavy and made of a solid resin. These don’t feel like the same resin and they are very light weight. I set them on a tray stand and moved it with my feet to see their heads move and the whole statues moved about. When they can move off of a little nudging of where they are sitting, it means they can potentially fall off or fall over, so you have to be conscious of where you sit them. I’m not saying they are all that breakable, because they don’t really feel like they could break since the material they are made of is so different, but then again I haven’t dropped them to find out.

If you’re into the whole A Nightmare Before Christmas thing or you just like Jack and/or Sally, this is a great addition to a collection! Mr. Frights gives this three and a half screams; and you can pick these up on Amazon.com here.

– Mr. Frights

http://www.facebook.com/frights

 

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Coming Soon – New Mr. Frights Contest

March 14, 2012

Details still to come, but Mr. Frights will be hosting a new contest soon. The prize is a couples costume of Jack Skelington & Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas! To be sure you don’t miss out on this make your way over to the Mr. Frights Facebook page and ‘Like’ it so you can stay on top of updates.

Also, don’t miss out on the new cartoons we premiered over there too! Artist J.D. Larabee introduced us to several new Mr. Frights as… cartoons like this one of Mr. Frights as the Jigsaw Puppet.

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– Mr. Frights

http://about.me/mrfrights

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