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Review : Highlander (2 Pack), NECA Cult Classics

The focus of my collection is pretty much around 6 - 7" figures from my favourite movies, many of which came out in the 1980's. As I came to this quite recently I missed out on a ton of great older figures from the past 10 years and a number of these sit on my Grail list. A Grail list is a list of items that any collector see's as being really tough to get hold of. This might be because they are just so rare, or so expensive or both. My list contains a number of items such as Labyrinth Goblin King, Mezco's Hellboy and the Marvel Select Wolverine. Up until recently the Neca box set from Highlander was on that list, but thanks to a Buy it Now of an unboxed set on Ebay I can now tick them off. The set contains both Connor Macleod (as played by Christopher Lambert) and the Kurgon (Clancy Brown). Both come in their 16th Century outfits as opposed to the modern versions from the climax of the film. Looking at Macleod first the figure is a brilliant likeness for Lambert. The sculpted hair doesnt quite sit right, but beyond that the layered highland outfit is brilliant, well sculpted and painted. With the cloak left on, his articulation is limited, but he can achieve a great neutral pose with his hand on the hilt of his sword. I am reliably told the cloak comes off and allows for a better range of movement for wielding the sword - however knowing how fragile Neca figures can be, and considering this figure in the UK is pretty rare, I have left him as he came. Both Macleod and Kurgan come with sculpted stands, which is brilliant and makes for a lovely display piece. Onto the Kurgon and he is a real imposing figure and unlike Macleod is sculpted in an action pose. He comes in full armour with helmet and soft good, almost feather, trim. I am not overly convinced on this trim and it will certainly need some taking care of to stop it looking scruffy. Range of movement on Kurgon is limited, but I can live with that in a figure if the sculpted pose is strong. The arms have some movement at the shoulders and the head can turn. All in all this is a brilliant piece and what a movie pack should be all about - the good guy, the bad guy, posed well and well sculpted. For what it is I cant ask for more and hope Neca continue to go after what essentially are niche licences like Highlander.


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