Friday, July 8, 2011

Asmus Toys 1/6 Mask Review


Hi all haven't been able to manage my blog in the recent weeks as I've been very very busy with work and family life but during the course of this few weeks I've picked up a lot of stuffs but haven't found the time to open them ha ha. Anyways I open this cool chap up last weekend and I have to do a mini review for him as he's one of my favorite movie/comic character from my younger days.

It's The Mask as portrayed by Jim Carrey who stars as Stanley Ipkiss who found a mystic mask by chance which turned his whole "loser" life around.

I have 2 Asmus figures to date this and Dante.their packaging have improved: it now comes with a slipcase(like some Hot Toys figures) and another enclosed box displaying the main figure inside.

We can't see the accessories thought until you open the box itself (so fussy collectors beware lol).
Figure is twisty tied to black tray and other stuffs are placed in their respective places.




The headsculpt: just wow! It looks spot on in my opinion with his trademark open mouthed look. The Mask in the movie is comedic and funny( as opposed to psychotic and violent in the comics ) so this headsculpt is really nice with bright green colour scheme and blue colored eyes.

It would have been cool if Asmus added another grinning head, eye popping comic head or an Ipkiss head...

The Costume: Other than the tie which is not movie accurate I think Asmus nailed the figure pretty well. Bright yellow trademark suit with suspenders and over sized hat. Material for the suit is nice and soft.



The socks of the shoes are sculpted together so that's a negative.




The Articulations: The base figure spots the usual POAs like a TTL body, since his costume is not so restricting you can put him in a variety of poses.

Accessories: He has 4 pairs of interchangeable hands, 2 gun gripping, 2 relaxed, 2 open palm karate chop, 2 half gripping hands


He comes with a over sized hammer which is heavy and the stick is made of real wood (like a disposable chopsticks material) not very good in my opinion, they should have just sculpted the whole hammer so it would be lighter, this combination feels just wrong too heavy on top too light at the bottom...

The mystic mask on the other hand is perfect in my opinion. Nicely colored and sculpted and it gives a wooden feeling of age. This is cool




The 2 money bags is basically stuffed with wool so nothing special there. But it's light so it can be used in poses with ease.



Last but not least the 2nd star of the set ....Milo. In some peoples opinion Milo stole the show in the movie and he's one of the reasons I bought this set. He's sculpted so no moving parts except his head which can be interchanged with the masked Milo head via a magnet. The paint apps for the masked Milo head is great but the brown paint behind my Milo looks off though...


Having Milo (and the bonus masked head) in this set is a great plus and adds more bang for our bucks. Thumbs up Asmus!!
(Note: no figure stand is included in this set, the one shown is from my own collecton)

Overall this is a great figure in my point of view, although it has a few short comings, the price point, great accessories, solid headsculpt/ costume and Milo makes this figure a great plus to your collection if you're a Mask or Jim Carrey fan. It's Smoooookinn!!!
Ciao for now!! Have a nice day!!




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