Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Stranger Things - Chief Hopper Review !!!

From McFarlane Toys based on the NetFlix series known as " Stranger Things" , here is Chief Hopper .I purchased this figure of Chief Hopper at a local Game Stop for the listed price of $ 19.99 .

Above Chief Hopper is pictured with his two accessories , the coffee mug in his left hand and his pistol in his right hand . This is really a great action figure . Good realistic facial sculpt and realistic features. You can even see somewhat of a "pot belly" inside of his shirt .
As you can see Hopper is a tall figure measuring in at seven inches . However he may be just a little shorter than that if not for the hat . Without the hat he might end up being just a little over six inches tall and a tad under seven inches . The Figure Stand is not a major factor in measuring the height. He still measures at seven inches tall even without the figure stand .
Look closely and you can see the words " Hopper" on the tag on the right side of his shirt . Also nice attention to detail with the ball point pen inside of his left shirt pocket , and if you look closely you can see the words " Hawkins Police" on his badge . I also love how his facial hair looks as if it has been trimmed with an electric shaver . Excellent job by the sculptors and designers .
On the left side of his shoulder Chief Hopper has his patch which says " Hawkins Police " .
Chief Hopper shows his patriotism with an emblem of the United States flag embedded onto his right sleeve . You can easily tell that the flag has all fifty stars on it too, however it would hurt your eyes probably just like mine unless you use a magnifying glass to see them or a super good camera with an excellent zoom-in feature . Plus I love the realism of how his beard is trimmed on both sides of his face . You can even see peach fuzz among the facial hair . Very nice attention to detail .
As for the accessories, there's not much to say about the coffee mug other than it does look nice and realistic, but is basic with no decals or decorations on it . The pistol however is very well done. All of the features are nicely realistically done with the revolver and the trigger . Also it fits perfectly into
his right hand and inside of his holster . Hopper's right hand has a trigger finger that is perfect for holding the gun .
This is the figure stand that comes with the Stranger Things figures . Only one peg on each one  which makes sense for kicking or running poses . Now for some comparison shots comparing Chief Hopper to various six inch scaled figures from different lines . 
Above Chief Hopper standing next to a Buffy the Vampire Slayer " Wesley " figure .
Above Chief Hopper standing next to a WWE Mattel Chad Gable figure . Now if he was standing next to someone like a Kane figure, or Undertaker or Big Show, Hopper would be even height with those figures .
Final comparison with six inch figures, here's Chief Hopper alongside a figure that matches his   profession and career , the prison suit version of Lex Luthor from the DC Comics Multiverse line . Just imagine the creative ideas you can create with toy photographer photos with these two . You could have Hopper arrest Lex, put him in a squad car , lock him in a prison cell etc .
                                                                FINAL    THOUGHTS  
(1) ARTICULATION  LIMITS  - Besides no ab crunch , Hopper has limited downward head movement with no upward head movement .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY  -  He stands very well without his figure stand on smooth surfaces but will need the stand on rugged surfaces that may be bumpy. If you need to stand him on paper he will need the stand. Hopper being flat footed with no heels helps his balance also .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ?  - I love the realism of the attention to details . Being able to see the words on his badges, along with the realistic facial structure . He is a fun figure to display and pose . I love his accessories being the pistol and coffee mug . I love how cool looking and realistic looking this action figure is . Also I love the fact that even though he is more in line as a seven inch scale figure , he fits in very well with six inch scale figures and does not look out of place .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There's nothing disliked .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? - Make the hat removable , although it not being removable does not bother me , however a removable hat would be a nice bonus .

(6) GRADING  SCALE  - Since there's nothing that I dislike about this figure I give it a Perfect 10 .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - Chief Hopper has quickly become one of my most favorite action figures in my collection . I highly recommend this figure for your collection too .

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