NECA Team Fortress 2 The Heavy Action Figure
Datablitz just got a bunch of NECA Team Fortress 2 action figures, which I didn't even knew existed, last Friday and after looking up a few pictures and a video review later, I just had to have one of the Heavy.
I'm not a big TF2 player but the character design for the Heavy is my favorite from the game and seeing that the figure comes with his signature minigun, it seemed like the perfect figure to start with.
NECA is known for accuracy over articulation but this figure has a surprising amount of joints even though it may not look it. The joints on the arms are the most noticable and they have a wide enough range of movement. It's the joints from the waist down that gets impressive. Sporting a simple yet functional waist joint, awkward looking hip joints that have a wider range than one would expect, single jointed knees hidden by cuts on his pants and last but not least, twist ankles that have a pivot hinge. The leg joints have simple range but are robust enough to hold the big chested Heavy in a few wide legged poses. Especially when you have him hold the giant minigun.
Accessory wise, the figure comes with 4 hands, a shotgun, a minigun, and a profile card that has a redeemable code for the Team Fortress 2 game.
Priced at 1495php, they're a bit pricer than the NECA figures I'm used too but the impressive articulation for what it's worth and the accessories do it justice. If you're a Team Fortress 2 fan, I'd recommend picking this up as well as any of the other TF2 figures from NECA. They look like they jumped right out of the video game.
If I had any gripes about the figure, there are a few areas where the flat finish is not consistent and that the hands are a bit too paint-scrappingly tight.