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An American Werewolf In London - 17.8 cm Scale Action Figure - Ultimate Kessler Werewolf

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The film’s Nightmare Demon sequence involves a squad of military demons bursting into the Kessler home and massacring the whole family. We’ve definitely seen some Uzis from NECA before and I’m not sure if this is a recycled sculpt or not, but it’s got to be one of the best renditions of this weapon in this scale I’ve ever owned.

As a result, I’ve always thought these demons were supposed to represent different phases of lycanthropy, ranging from sort of human to full on werewolf. But what’s unexpected is the lovely lenticular effect on the front panel, which is the very definition of chef’s kiss! Yeah, I nitpicked one of the heads, but you have to realize that I was obsessed with monster effects when I was a teenager and I remember drooling over pictures of Rick Bakers’ work in magazines and I really wanted to own one like it.Bringing more horror to the Ultimate line, NECA presents the first figure from An American Werewolf in London! And just to think that the demons from this sequence actually now exist as action figures makes me so grateful that NECA is around and throwing their love at this sort of thing. It’s absolutely balls-out mental, brutal, and one of the most disturbingly memorable scenes in a flick that is already full of hard to forget imagery.

Part of the "Kessler Wolf" design is the way the giant fangs protrude from the mouth, snd there's no real way to make them look correct in both closed and open poses without resculpting the mouth. It’s easy for figure companies to phone in knives at this scale, but NECA always gives it their all, and these are really nice pieces with painted rivets running through the grip and clipped point blades. The classic 1981 movie is the perfect blend of comedy and true horror, and follows two American backpackers and their increasingly terrifying trip across England. And finally, the Mac-11, another pretty iconic go-to gun for 80s films and a design that I’ve never been a big fan of. The AAWiL WW is not colorful, but its dark brownish-grey fur gets different apps to make it look layered, and the claws are lighter so they look nice and scary on the end of the paws.

The bloody bulging eyes are super creepy and his pronounced jowls and teeth still have a bit of that rubbery look like they did with the actual mask in the film. So, the figure is designed to be displayable as any one of the cracked out demon hit squad that pisses all over the Kessler’s peaceful family night.

There’s some immaculate silver paint for the buttons and buckles, and matte black used for the boots and gloves. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Never before made as an action figure, Kessler’s wolf form is more than 11 inches at its full length and has over 30 points of articulation. I hesitate to give it the comedy-horror moniker, because despite the more flippant and whimsical elements, I found this movie to be absolutely terrifying when I first saw it. Includes interchangeable heads and comes in a collector-friendly window box with opening flap that’s great for display. And finally we have full on wolf head, which was such a beautiful mask in the film and I think it’s reproduced here quite well. You get a lot of the same creasing to the face, a sort of mohawk on his coif and patches of hair forming mutton chops on his cheeks.

This Ultimate incarnation of evil includes 4 interchangeable heads, 3 firearms, 2 knives, a torch, and more. The American Werewolf in London werewolf (in London) runs around on all fours and has inhuman proportions. It’s not bad, but there’s a lot going on here in a fairly small lump of plastic, and I don’t think it quite does the prosthetic justice. Again, I kind of always saw this as a dude in the very first stage of changing to werewolf, but it may just be intended as a scary monster head. I’m not sure if that’s really the case, but this one looks like a werewolf with his face melting off.

Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Yesterday I had a look at The Wolfman from NECA’s Universal Monsters series and today we’re going to fast forward exactly forty years ahead to 1981 and John Landis’ amazing comedy-horror An American Werewolf in London. Bringing more horror to their Ultimate line, NECA presents the first figure from An American Werewolf in London! The second gun is a classic Uzi, easily one of the most iconic movie weapons of the 80s and again beautifully recreated here. It’s my favorite of the masks used in this sequence, but surprisingly my least favorite of these heads.

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