Packaging - ****
Sideshow is doing the best packaging these days, at least in the sixth scale
world. On top of that, the Outer Limits boxes are the best of the
best. With excellent graphics and photos, and even better text -
there's not only a long description of the episode, but production notes on
various aspects - these boxes stand out as great designs.
Even if you don't care about
packaging, I'd suggest cutting off the front flap and use it as a backdrop
for the figures.
Sculpting - ****
It's tough to complain about sculpts this good, but there are a couple nits
Both figures look an awful lot like the source material, but
I believe the ears on both are just slightly off. They should stick
out a little more, but that's a pretty minor detail. While it looks a
little off when you compare it closely to the photos, it's unlikely you'll
The hands on both figures are very unique sculpts here as
well. Ikar (he's the guy with the bigger head, by the way) has
extremely long fingers, which makes the arms look even longer and stretched.
Ikar's Soldier (who looks less intelligent, just because of
the smaller head) has hands that Wolverine would envy. With three
sharp, dangerous looking fingers, I have no idea how this guy goes to the
Paint - ***1/2
The paint ops are well done, with the usual quality and consistency you
expect from Sideshow. The eyes look good, the wash on the 'gills'
works, and the silver boots and hands are consistent and clean.
The only reason I'm pulling a half star is because they
didn't give us glow in the dark paint on the eyes. Hey, their eyes lit
up in the show, and gitd paint would have been a great touch.
Articulation - ***1/2
The usual Sideshow body is under both costumes. Both have neck, ball
jointed shoulders, cut biceps, double jointed elbows, the cool Sideshow
wrists, chest, waist, ball jointed hips, cut thighs, double jointed knees,
The neck joint is better on Ikar though than the
Soldier. Ikar has the ball jointed neck that Sideshow sometimes
employs, while the Soldier has a fatter neck which reaches down over the
shoulders, allowing for far less range of motion.
Accessories - **1/2
There aren't a lot of accessories that can go with these, but we do get
one. This is the disintegrator rifle that was featured in the
show. It's very well sculpted, matches the source material, and has
great paint ops.
The only issue here is that at this price point, one accessory between
two figures is extremely light. There are also the now standard stands
that Sideshow includes with all their licensed products. These stands
are nice, although ou won't absolutely require them to keep Ikar and his
Outfit - ***1/2
The outfits on these figures are fairly basic, but they've done a nice
job matching the show. I have no idea if the shade of gold is correct,
since the show was in black and white, but it certainly looks good.
The shoes are the stand out feature of the outfit. Rather than put
new feet on the figures, they sculpted new shoes that were the big, silver
claws. These shoes can be easily removed if you like, and it means
that all the ankle articulation is still there.
The only problem I had with the outfit was a lack of hems on the
cuffs. The wrists and ankles of the outfit may end up fraying due to
the missing hems.
Value - **1/2
Sideshow's SRP is $70 for the pair. While I love the license, and
am very happy to have these figures on my shelf, I have to admit that the
price is steep. If you can get these down under $60, it's a far better
deal, and I have one suggestion down below that is a fantastic deal.
Overall - ***1/2
Another terrific set from Sideshow. I'm really thrilled with the
Outer Limits and Twilight Zone licenses, and can't wait to pick up the rest
of the series.
If you're a big fan of the
show, and collect sixth scale, you can't pass these up. For the casual
buyer, the price point will end up being an issue though.