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NECA Planet of the Apes, Doctor Zaius


Planet of the Apes figures from Neca were only just on my radar in 2014 and had always been pushed aside in preference of other purchases. However with a lack of new releases in other lines for December I asked Santa for a couple of the POTA classic figures to compliment the movie figure collection.

Christmas morning and I unwrapped Doctor Zaius

Packaging wise, this seems to be a new direction for Neca and from a clamshell into a box very similar to and potentially inspired by the Star Wars Black Series 6". The box art is very nicely done front and back and the colour of the boxes are a match to the primary colours of the character

Out of the box and Zaius is the usual articulated action figure you would expect from Neca. He feels solid, although I always worry over joint strength with any Neca figure and dont push them too far. He comes with a walking stick (my 2nd figure in December who needs a walking aid) and I think a bottle of somekind - need to rewatch the movie to find out more about this.

He stands and poses very well for an older orang-outang and once grouped with one of the Chimpanzee's and a Gorilla Soldier will form a lovely POTA trio amongst my other movie 7" figures.

Bravo to Neca for taking this range on and for going with an expanded core of characters. I dont think this line has major longevity, but it is a nice side project to get 5-6 figures out there for POTA fans. I give it a solid 4/5



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