Review: NECA Ultimate Child’s Play Chucky
A Real Killer Doll!
Late last year NECA Revealed that they have the rights to the Childs Play license. They released a few Mego figures and then they revealed a figure everyone was hoping for, a fully articulated 7″ scale Chucky figure.
I’m a bit late in picking this figure up as it’s not easily available in the UK as it is in the US. But I am very happy to have my hands on it. I’ve only seen the first Chucky film Childs Play and I know that this figure is Based on Child’s Play and some of its sequels most notably 3 and Curse of Chucky.
The figure stands at 4′ tall and features 20 points of articulation and comes armed with loads of accessories and interchangeable pieces.
When I got this figure out of the packaging and in hand my jaw was on the floor this is an outstanding figure and here I’ll go into details.
Chucky comes packaged in Ultimate style packaging which we’ve seen with all NECA Ultimate figures. Chucky’s packaging is based on the Good Guy doll box that we’ve seen in the Chucky films and printed on the front is the exact design of the packaging we see in the film albeit at a smaller scale. It looks as if there’s a miniaturized Good Guy doll inside.
It even has the Play Partners logo on the packaging and the Chucky box accessory which is a nice added touch. On the back of the box and in the box flap you can see plenty of pictures of the Chucky figure in various poses and armed with different parts and accessories and the accessories are listed at the pack of the packaging as well. Inside the window, you can see Chucky and all his accessories to torment and murder and he certainly comes with a lot. Nothing is hidden except a brilliant accessory right at the back.
Talking of packaging I have to mention one of my favorite accessories the mini Good Guy Doll box which you can put Chucky in. This accessory is a stroke of genius. It’s very easy to assemble and doesn’t require any tape or anything. Chucky fits very well inside and looks great in his Good Guy mode in the packaging, it looks like a mini doll that your figures can play with!
Without a shadow of a doubt, Chucky is one of the best NECA sculpts in my opinion as they have crammed so much detail into such a small figure. His dungarees, jumper, and shoes are very well sculpted. You can see texture sculpted into his dungarees which adds some realism to this killer doll. I love the upturned bottoms and the boots they are so well sculpted. I have only seen Childs Play once and I have to say NECA has done a fantastic job with the sculpt on this Chucky body.
As you can see there’s no wear and tear in the costume which tells us that this figure is based on the original Child’s Play, unlike the next Chucky figure we’re getting later this year. I should add that the dungarees are made of a soft plastic around the waist to not hinder articulation.
If you thought the body was great you’ve seen nothing yet! Even better than the body is the heads and you get four of them! I’ll go into more detail later on these but I have to say they are absolutely incredible sculpts full of the most minute of detail I love them and having four heads only makes me want to get four Ultimate Chucky’s so I can display each look!
The sculpts on his accessories are great as well, I haven’t seen all the films so I don’t recognize all the accessories. They are all made of a not too hard plastic so he can hold all his accessories without any issue of the accessories snapping when you get them into his hands.
Overall the paint job on this figure and all his accessories are absolutely fantastic. The only problem I have with it is the bleed on the collar on his sweater it’s quite obvious up-close and a few very tiny errors here and there. Everything else is near nigh perfect on Chucky. His dungarees are covered in Good Guy decals and as far as I can tell they look painted on and they look a little worn and some look a little faded which gives the impression that Chucky has been out of the box a bit. I love the painted stitching design on his dungarees and the paint on the buttons look really clean too. The shine on his shoes is great. Overall the paint job on Chucky’s body makes him really pop and stand out on display.
The paint on each of his heads is fantastic. I think you can tell from all these pictures which head is my favorite of the bunch. The sculpts on each of the heads is incredible but that would count for nothing if the paint wasn’t up to par and I am very happy to say it is.
All of the heads have a gold tint to his ginger hair which I really do love. The skin tone on each head is fantastic and the eyes on each one are incredible and add so much life to the figure. Also, his mouth on his evil head is amazing, the paint is very clean on his lips and teeth I don’t know how they did it!
I can’t write this review without mentioning the freckles painted on his face add a level of unusual cuteness to the figure and I love it! It makes Chucky look that more creepy!
I can’t find any faults with the figures accessories paint job either they look really clean. The decals on the yardstick and hammer are fantastic especially as they are so small, more so with the yardstick with it’s painted lines and decals.
Who knew that such a small figure can be packed with so much articulation! Chucky features twenty points of articulation which are:
- ball jointed neck
- ball jointed shoulders
- ball jointed elbows
- ball jointed wrists
- ball jointed hips
- ball jointed knees
- ball jointed feet.
All the joints worked smoothly and there’s no looseness in any of the joints whatsoever and Chucky has no trouble holding many poses. The only problem that I encountered with the figure is that left leg seems to pop off at the hip but it can easily pop back into place. I only really ran into this problem when I’m trying to get Chucky to sit down. Aside from that,
it’s perfect and he’s got enough articulation to hang with the like of Jason and Freddy.
Undoubtedly Chucky has a lot of accessories that has to be the most NECA have given to an Ultimate figure yet. Firstly here’s a list of the accessories he comes with:
- Good Guy Doll Head
- Angry Head
- Battle Damaged Head
- Curse of Chucky Head
- Three interchangeable hands
- Razor Blade
- Vooddo Knife
- Hunters Knife
- Butchers Knife
- Sharp Knife
- Baseball Bat
- Good Guy Doll
The four heads are absolutely fantastic and very varied and add a lot of life to the figure. I really do love the angry head with the furrowed eyebrows and wide eyes really make him menacing. The Good Guy Doll head is brilliant if you want to display him as a Good Guy, having a few of these behind a living animated evil Chucky would look brilliant.
The battle damaged head looks really grissly with half his face melted off and the paintwork is incredible on this head as you can see the engineering that would be in a Good Guy doll. It looks like he’s laughing which is very much in character for Chucky!
The final head is from Curse of Chucky as I have checked stills from the film and it looks very accurate to the Chucky I see in the stills. The stitching and cracks look really really good and with the right eye set further back, it really looks unsettling. It’s very nice that NECA gave us a variety of heads with this figure as you can create whatever look you want for Chucky.
Chucky wouldn’t be complete without some weaponry. I’ve tried out all the weapons and he holds them all very well in his hands. He comes with three hands so that you can display Chucky with doll hands, gripping hands for accessories and a trigger finger hand for the gun. They easily pop on and off his wrists and I’ve had no issue with them.
The Good Guy Doll box is the icing on the cake with its release, I had no idea the figure would come with this accessory until I opened him up out of the packaging. It’s just as detailed as the Ultimate box itself with logos and pictures printed on all sides. It was very easy to assemble as well.
What can I say I adore this figure, it’s one of NECA’s best in recent years. The sculpt is flawless, the paint is near perfect, the articulation is great and he comes with a wealth of accessories. He fits in with Jason and Freddy and all the other NECA 7″ horror figures. As you can see I’ve taken some pictures with him with Jason who thinks he’s a toy and Trick R Treat Sam who’s an ideal playmate for him.
If you haven’t got this figure and you really love the look of it I would highly recommend it, especially if you’re a fan of Chucky or the Child’s Play franchise.
You can get this figure from many retailers for around $25-$30.
Yet again NECA proves to be one of the best companies working in the action figure market today. Chucky is undoubtedly one of their best figures to date. If your a fan of the series or the character Chucky himself this is an absolute must-have!