I have been waiting for a good time to review this special Figma figure or should I say the only Michael Jackson toy in my collection. Since it is Halloween soon, it will be a good time to review Michael Jackson Thriller figure from Max factory Figma series.
I jumped on the news of this release because I think the size and the price of this figure would be within my personal budgets. However the wait was long and there were couple of delay.
The design of the box show two side of the MJ Thriller figure and I think it is a great idea to pay tribute to the video that gave much birth to MTV video.
At the back of the packaging are various pose of this figure can do.
Like all MJ license, it is important to buy a product that is approve and License my Michael Jackson estate. With proof, it would be the Michael Jackson in 1998 for Asia region.
Not only there were print, there was a 3D license sticker of it.
Since I cover much of the packaging, it is time to OPEN THE TOY!!
The toy comes with a main figure, extra face and a couple of hands.
There are 2 sets of white hands for it to give to any figma figure to do the Thriller dance while MJ would just have another set of hands for himself.
MJ have a couple of hands for himself. Since this version of MJ is the Thriller era, it was the time where MJ has not gone fairer which due to his skin condition.
I will not get into the any argument of Black or White issue as this is a toy review.
Time for this Figma MJ to say Hi to his fans! *Clap Clap Clap
There you have it. A good resemblance of MJ in Anime form for his look from the front view.
From the side view, you can see this MJ seems to give him a bigger ears. Maybe it has to do with the hair that kinda make the ear bigger. Since it is a Anime version I think it pretty okay.
Now the Thriller outfit was pretty accurate to me. Max Factory uses a soft rubber plastic to make the outfit to give the glossy jacket feel.
Beside the suit, one of the iconic MJ kit would be his white sock and black shoes. This figure did a good job for MJ dancing shoes.
It is important to make MJ to do Moonwalk although in Thriller he did not do that.
But in Thriller, MJ did do this pose at the "Cause this is Thriller..Woohoo". :P
From the back MJ look good. However there was a hole on his back which is for
this figure support when you need to pose him in some pose. If only the
hole can be invisible that would be great for the back.
Now Michael if you may, please turn back so we can continue the review.
Michael we need to continue.... Michael?...
Oh here is the Zombie mode!
With some the Zombie move from the Thriller...
Come to think of it, the dance move of Thriller can bring some of the living to shame since Zombie can dance quite well and cool...
And they can dance together in unity. Talk about No Brainers....
Eh... I am not talking about you Michael. You dance pretty well...
Please don't come closer.... Its not halloween yet and I don't want to use my Zombie kit...
Okay joke aside. I want to end the review in a good note.
As a MJ fan, I love this figure for the duel mode of MJ in Thriller. Personally the normal mode was the best as it resemble the smile of MJ during that timeline.
For tribute to this great entertainer and artist of his time, it is fitting to have a good figure to remember him by.
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