Thursday, July 21, 2016

Unboxing & Review: Jillian Holtzman - Ghostbusters Action Figure

(Note: The blog version was written after I recorded the vlog version)
Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement...

I was going to do a blog and lets play for Sonic 3 and Knuckles... but somehow I only recorded the audio and not the video... and was very disappointed cause in an hour of game play I cleared the 'Sonic 3' half of the game.

So instead, lets do an unboxing: and I am one of those who managed to find the most popular of the new Ghostbusters action figures: Jillian Holtzman played by Kate McKinnon. Yeah those who saw the movie, know she is the best character, and the difficult in finding her figure on Amazon, eBay and other retailers at the market retail price at the moment is damn near impossible, hell some auctions have the figure going for $50 already, which is over twice the listed price.

Anyway, the packaging is quite nice, it's a display case style, so you can proudly sit on a table, dresser, bookcase, and it isn't gonna fall over. It opens on the right side with tabs, so you don't have to worry about damaging it. The plastic holding tray slides right in and out smoothly... but the plastic does hold the figure of Holtzman (and the torso of Rowan) quite snugly. There were two small snug ties, one around Holtman's right wrist which is a bit difficult to cut, the other is around the barrel of the proton wand, which is flexible enough to slip out.

The figure itself is very well done, it resembles McKinnon quite nicely, though it does make me think if the Egon and Janine from the Real Ghostbusters had a kid, this is what she'd look like. The figure is nicely detailed, and has multiple points of articulation, with movement points at the neck, shoulders, elbows, waist, legs, thighs, knees and ankles. The only points it doesn't is at the wrists, but it's to keep the hands in a position that reardless of how you pose it, the figure would look natural holding the proton wand.

The proton pack (which looks like a cross between the one from Extreme Ghostbusters and Real Ghostbusters) is strapped to the back with just the straps that go over and around the arms, it doesn't appear to be removable, there is no connection to the belt which allows for extra movement. There is no way to holster the proton want, as compared to the original Real Ghostbusters figures from the 80s where that was possible.

All in all, this is a nice figure... though I'm gonna wait on buying the other three figures in the set... cause really... who would want a Melissa McCarthy action figure?

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