|Included in set:
Nosferatu, Leon Kennedy, Nemesis, Alexia, Claire Redfield,
Mr. X, etc...
Palisades Marketing has picked up where Toy Biz left off
and has started a series of high-quality action figures based
on the Resident Evil video game series. While the Toy Biz
line was better than most of their toy lines, this new set
of figures seems to take the bar up a notch.
The average figures will be set on a 6.5 inch scale with
the larger characters (Nemesis and Mr. X) scaled to a larger
size in proportion to the human characters. In fact, the Nemesis
goes at 7 inches in height and has 16 points of articulation.
All of the figures are well detailed and excellently represent
their respective characters. The first series includes Nosferatu,
Zombie in Fatigues w/Cerebus, Leon Kennedy and Nemesis. The
second series includes Claire Redfield, Alexia, Zombie in
police outfit w/Licker, and Mr. X. Both the first and second
series are already out in stores and the third series looks
to be out by May of 2002. The third series includes Tyrant,
Chris Redfield, Zombie Woman w/Hunter Beta, Wesker with Hunter
Gamma and William G-4.
Palisades is also working on Vinyl and Resin Models based
on the game series. Currently Clair Redfield and the second
incarnation of the William Birkin monster are available for
purchase in Resin Statue form. Both look great, but if you're
not into laying down that much money (Claire goes for around
$90), you can try and pick up either the Jill Valentine or
Nemesis vinyl statues for a cheaper price. There is also talk
that other prominent characters will appear in statue form
(Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and even Carlos).
I'll be honest when I say that I'm pleased that Palisades
is doing something good with the Resident Evil license. I
never thought the Toy Biz line really did much, mostly because
the figures were small and felt underdetailed. Palisades looks
to make the best of what it has and has put out a good variety
of items that fans of the series will be proud to have.