Review the Cheerleader, Save the World

From the hit NBC series Heroes, comes this new line of figures from Mezco toys.  Series 1 of the line includes Claire Bennet, Peter Petrelli, Dr. Suresh, Hiro and Sylar.  I picked up Claire on a recent trip to Toys R Us for $14.99.   For you variant hunters, there is a toys r us exclusive version of Claire which is available online.

Packaging: 

Claire comes packaged in a clamshell along with an extra injured head and arm.  Also included is a small poster of Heroes art.  Break out your scissors to get this one open!

Sculpt & Paint:

The figure itself is about 6 inches tall.   The body, while well sculpted, features limited articulation, with a jointed waist, swivel thighs, ball jointed shoulders, cut elbows and some limited neck movement.   Claire has essentially one pose, with her hands on her hips…any other poses just look a bit silly.   The likeness is good, however the injured head looks more like Hayden Panettiere than the normal head.  The normal head looks more like Jewel.

The paint applications are neat and clean.  No complaints here.

Accessories:

The Heroes artwork is nothing particularly special.  Nor is the damaged arm.  Because of the limited poses that work for this figure, the arm isn’t something I see keeping on the figure.  The second head however, is the shining star of the accesories.  Like I said above, it is a dead ringer for Hayden.

Overall:

For fans of the show, this figure is a must.  If you’re not a big fan of the show, the $14.99 price tag is a bit hard to swallow for what you get. 

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