Wednesday, November 6, 2019

JURASSIC PARK - Amber Collection Dr. Ian Malcolm Review !!!

I have been wanting to add this figure to my collection ever since I first saw pictures of it online . Now he's finally here. I purchased this figure of  Dr. Ian Malcolm at a local Game Stop for the price of $ 24.99 .

Dr. Malcolm's bio reads - An expert in Chaos Theory, Dr. Ian Malcolm is one of the few original visitors to Jurassic Park . While he often uses humor and sarcasm, he has a deep understanding and respect for the power of nature and knows that " Life...Uh...Finds a way."

Dr. Ian Malcolm is a great figure . A perfect likeness to the Jurassic Park actor portraying the character . The action figure looks great and feels great too in your hands . He is made out of a nice hard sturdy plastic . No loose joints, tight joints which is a good thing . I love the detail in his watch, if you have a magnifying glass you could probably see the numbers .
An up close shot of Dr. Malcolm .  There are not that many action figures in any scale with tinted glasses / shades . So Ian having tinted glasses makes him unique in a way . There are many figures that come with shades, however you can not see their eyes behind the shades . Look closely and you'll see Dr. Malcolm's eyes behind his tinted glasses . A very cool realistic effect as if he is actually wearing real tinted glasses . Nice job on the glasses Mattel . It would be nice if his neck wear was an actual movable item however it looks good sculpted onto him .
As you can see Dr. Malcolm is a little over six inches tall.
The burning stick accessory . It looks much better in person than it does in the above picture . In the above pic it looks like cotton candy and not fire . In other words it looks as if he's holding cotton candy on a stick rather than fire . However in person it does resemble a ball of fire more .
A look under Dr. Malcolm's glasses so that you can see his eyes . The glasses can be removed if you wish by lifting his sideburns. The glasses are inserted into slits on the side of his head and his sideburns keep the glasses in place .
Above the accessories the Dr. comes with . Out of all of them the clear glass of water is my favorite . My camera just does not do the looks of these accessories justice . They look way better in person than in the above pic . The glass even has where it looks as if there is actually clear drinking water inside of it . The extra hands are okay however I like both of his right hands the best because of the ring. I like the look of the ring with the light blue oval piece. I think the yellow piece is fossilized dinosaur waste .
The fossil accessory as you can see has foot stand pegs for your Dr. Ian Malcolm figure, or anyone else that may have holes at the bottom of their heels .
                                                   FINAL    THOUGHTS  

( 1 )  ARTICULATION  LIMITS  -  With the exception of limited up and down head movement , the rest of the articulation is well rounded . Similar to that of a Marvel Legend .

(2)  STANDING  ABILITY  - No need for a figure stand even though he comes with one disguised as an accessory , Dr. Malcolm stands well with no balance issues .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THE  FIGURE  ? - Perfect likeness to the actor and his tinted glasses . Also the clear glass of water is a favorite accessory of mine not only of this line but any six inch scaled accessories from other lines.

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - No dislikes .

(5) WHAT  COULD  BE  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE  ? - No improvements needed .

(6)  GRADING  SCALE  - A Perfect 10 no flaws could be found .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS  -  Dear Mattel, great job on Dr. Ian Malcolm but can we please see the rest of the human cast members of the original Jurassic Park to join the good doctor in action figure form?

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