Resident Evil Hunter

June 28, 2009 | By | Reply More


Resident Evil®, Resident Evil Action Figures®, Hunter,  Action Figure Review

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their several days off from work. But now, onto the review…

Resident Evil®, Resident Evil Action Figures®, Hunter,  Action Figure ReviewNECA pulls no punches as they continue to show us why they’re the best company to produce video game figures by releasing Resident Evil 10th Anniversary Series 2: Hunter.

Appearance:

Initially, I cared very little about this figure (my main focus was on the Licker and Tyrant). Surprisingly, the Hunter became my favorite figure from the entire Series 2 line. I had fallen head over heels for this ugly reptilian creature! Believe me, this is hands down, THE best Resident Evil monster to be immortalized in plastic from the series.

This is the greatest sculpt of the Hunter available! The unflinching predatory eyes and stalking posture screams “GAME-ACCURATE!!!” The texture and amount of detail on its scales truly enhance the reptilian appearance of the Hunter. The paint application on this reptilian terror is flawless as well. The bloodstains are applied in such a way that it gives it a more realistic feel to it, as opposed to the “ketchup stain” effect as seen on the (backside of the) Licker. The bloodstains (around his mouth and chest area; lower and upper arm; claws; and feet) also give it a “I just finished my meal and you’re next” kind of look.

Resident Evil®, Resident Evil Action Figures®, Hunter,  Action Figure ReviewPrevious lines (mainly Toy Biz) pale in comparison to NECA’s version of the Hunter. (NOTE: I didn’t mention Palisades and Moby Dick since they sculpted different versions of the Hunter; from RE: Code Veronica and RE 3: Nemesis respectively). The claws on this baby look sharp and intimidating.

Fun:

The Hunter has the most articulation (of the Resident Evil line) with a hinged jaw, ball-hinged shoulders, ball-hinged elbows, swivel
forearms, swivel fingers/claws, swivel hips, swivel legs, and ball-hinged ankles. The hinged jaw is a nice addition to the overall figure, allowing the Hunter to show off its more vicious personality. With this level of articulation, it’s hard not to have fun posing it with the other Resident Evil figures.

Resident Evil®, Resident Evil Action Figures®, Hunter,  Action Figure Review

As for accessories, the Hunter only comes with a basic plastic base. Although there are two pegs (which are meant for the Hunter’s feet), it’s only possible to insert one foot. As a side note, there have been photos of the Hunter sporting some drool (the photo on the back of the package has it!), but I have yet to see an actual figure with the drool.

Overall:

Resident Evil®, Resident Evil Action Figures®, Hunter,  Action Figure Review

In the past, NECA has had problems with the lack of articulation with their Resident Evil figures. However, their rendition of the Hunter has overcome that. Without a doubt, this is an essential part of any Resident Evil collector’s collection.

Rich’s Score: 100/100

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