I’m still in a Transformers dry spell, so no quickchangebots today. I promise, Transformers Thursday will be back soon. I’m really pushing for one next week. In the meantime, let’s turn our attention to NECA and Ash Vs. Evil Dead. I’ve already looked at the rest of the initial figures from this masterpiece of a TV series. If you need to get caught up, check out my reviews of Hero Ash and Eligos as well as the Value Stop Ash. The Hero Ash review is recommended reading, since most of it is applicable to the figure in this box and I’m not going to rehash it all here. Ready? Groovy! Let’s go…
This set is one of those “you gotta buy a variant of a figure you probably already have, so you can get something new” deals. I’m not being snotty about it. It’s just a reality that toy companies, especially smaller ones like NECA, need to get their money’s worth out of molds so they can cost out new ones. As a result, this three-pack includes a repainted bloody version of Hero Ash and two of Lucy’s hell-spawn children. The set comes in a window box, it’s collector friendly, and features a deco that matches the previous releases in this line. Let’s start with Ash…
And yes, as already mentioned, Ash is a straight up repaint of the Hero Ash figure only all bloodied up with a delicious new paint job. This was already a great sculpt and I’ve said all I have to say about it in the original review. I’ll just add that the blood is done really well and it totally sells the figure. I mean, with how much time Ash spends splattered with blood, this figure becomes less a variant and more an essential for any Evil Dead collection.
The figure only comes with the one head sculpt, but NECA tossed in the rest of the accessories included in the original release. So, you not only get his trusty Boomstick, but you also get his mechanical hand that swaps out with the chainsaw. And if you want to give either your regular Hero Ash or your Value Stop Ash a bloodied up face, the heads are interchangeable between all three of the figures. Moving on to the new stuff!
Lucy’s horrible kids! These demon spawn share the same disgusting diapered bodies, but feature individual paint washes to make them look like they’re covered in filth. Articulation includes rotating hinges in the shoulders, hips, and wrists. Double hinges in the elbows, single hinges in the knees and ankles, swivels in the waists, and ball joints in the necks. A word of warning, the paint wash on my figures meant that every joint had to be carefully worked loose and each one made a scary snap when it did. That having been said, nothing broke, but the ordeal was just a little scary.
You know what else is scary? These god damned kids. Look at the soul-less voids they have in place of eyes. One has an open mouth and the other is gritting its teeth. These demons creeped me the hell out in the show, and NECA has succeeded in translating that same sensation into the figures quite splendidly. Thanks for the goddamn nightmares, NECA! I’m not sure I can sleep in the same house with these two. I may have to bury these two in the back yard.
NECA put this set out there for just under forty bucks, but it’s been kicking around Amazon for considerably less. It’s a really nice deal for three figures, but it’s an even better deal if you missed out on the first Hero Ash release, which is now selling for double the original MSRP. Either way, I’m on board and All-In on anything and everything that NECA puts out for this series. And yes, that even includes the Ashey-Slashey puppet! Hey, it’s the least I can do to make sure this line succeeds and keeps on producing figures. And just to spread the love around, NECA also has a Ash and Deadite Ed two-pack coming from Evil Dead II. Ah, it’s a great time to be an action figure collector!