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- Project Mayhem Collectibles
It was the weekend before last and I was idly sitting busy with nothing to do. Then I got a much-needed call from my boy, Reza Adam of Project Mayhem Collectables, who rang me up with the request of a long awaited item that finally touched South African soil.
This immediately put me in better spirits. Clearing my heavy schedule of mopping around and drinking ginger tea, I jumped into the Fame-Mobile and sped off to Project Mayhem’s show room. Walking to the showroom with the anticipation of a kid in a candy store, I saw a familiar face (here’s looking at our resident reviewer DarthZadyBun ) but beside him was an item I was eyeing for quite some time. I knew instantly that the Chucky Bishoujo was mine to review.
Before we get to the actual review, a quick history lesson may be in order. While here at Geek Node we have spoken about Kotobukiya and their many lines which range from the Star Wars, DC and Marvel to Anime franchises. We’ve never touched on their more “intimate” line which is a spin on horror classics. This started with the gender-bent Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees statues released a little while ago. These were an instant hit, so much so they developed a cult following. The pieces themselves accrued in value very rapidly to the point that Koto is re-releasing them (albeit with a slightly different sculpt). I have mixed feelings about this; you see, on the one hand, I can finally get them, but on the other it totally devalues the original release – while it wouldn’t affect me too much, I have been on the other end of the equation and I gotta tell you it sucks kinda like a damaged creepy krawler on the junk – BADLY (or so I would imagine). Anyway, I digress; the point is that Koto has now implemented a full line dedicated to the horror classics.
Chucky is the latest in this line, and while the original scared the living daylights out of us as kids, this piece does something a little different. Unlike the previous darker horror classics, Lady Chucky, like her movie counterpart is brightly coloured with strong reds and denim blues. I really dig the ruffled red hair in that cute pig tail hairdo. It gives this nice “girl-gone-naughty” vibe to the figure. The clothes are a clear mimic of the original Chucky though with more of a snug fit to flatter the body of a female. The dungarees have been shortened to expose slender legs wrapped in thigh high red stockings but with one dropped to the ankle. This again adds to the naughty girl imagery. Some may argue that the scarring on the face is in contrast to the normally flawless Bishoujo lasses; however I see it as source accurate and quite befitting to this particular figure.
This is a statue and hence there is no articulation, but it does command enough presence to give a DarthZadyBun approved Aish factor. Yes, the figure is very striking and its contrast to its peers only cements it as an instant classic. While the other Bishoujo’s have the sultry but uber sexy look, this one goes for the cute girl next door with her cute smile and mad mind. In that way, she very much reminds me of a certain Harley.
Should We Buy?
Yes, this is a smart buy whether you are thinking of investment or just as a display piece to bask in it’s “wow” factor. If the previous entries into the line are anything to go buy, one can expect that this figure (being one that is an acquired taste to most) will probably pick up in value after the first release sells out.
If you are a fan of the child’s play series or just the Bishoujo line in general, then this is right up your alley.
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