From time to time, various companies like to ask us at Action Figure Fury if we will review their products. Of course, we can’t accept everything, but instead we accept what we like and what we think you will like. I was contacted a few weeks ago by Zenescope Entertainment, the comic book publisher best known for their titles Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, OZ, Neverland, and Robyn Hood, about reviewing some figures to help them celebrate their 10 year anniversary that’s coming up in the next year.
I happily agreed, but not because I’m a huge fan of the series, but more because my wife is possibly one of their biggest fans. They sent me the CS Moore Studios Alice Liddle action figure from their Wonderland series (spun off of the very popular Grimm Fairy Tales series) to take a look at and let everyone know what I think.
Now before we actually get into the review, it should be noted that this figure is available in several different colors. The version I am going to be taking a look at today is the one in the blue dress. It should also be noted that action figure is being used very loosely here, as the figure isn’t really classified as an action figure in my eyes, but maybe you see it differently.
Alice Liddle comes packaged on a blister card, featuring artwork from the comic series. There’s actually an Alice in Wonderland #1 comic that comes packed just behind the figure, which I think is great if you pick up the figure without any knowledge of what the character is actually based on. The card is brightly colored and is very eye catching, making for one of the better packaging designs that we’ve checked out recently.
After getting the “action figure” out of the packaging, you just might be slightly disappointed. The figure only features 5 points of articulation – cut shoulders, v-cut hips, and a swivel joint in the neck. With so few joints, it’s rather hard to pose the figure any differently than it already comes packaged. On the flip side, articulation on a female figure like this isn’t really needed, as it would actually ruin the aesthetics.
She comes with 3 accessories – a stand, a bottle of elixir, and a mallet. I tried pretty hard to get each of the accessories in her hand, but I was only able to get a decent pose with the mallet. The stand is almost essential to the figure, as her legs are so skinny that she would probably fall down quite easily without it.
The paint on the figure is pretty standard. My wife liked it and thought that it matched well enough to the style that’s in the comic books. I too liked the paint, as it’s very bright and fitting to the comics.
Overall the figure was great, and likely even more so if you are into the comic series these action figures are based on. I wouldn’t actually classify this as an action figure though, but more like an articulated statue. Though you aren’t going to be posing this figure like you would an action figure. You are probably going to leave it in the standard pose she comes in and enjoy.
Where to Buy?
If you are interested in picking this figure up, then you can purchase it directly from Zenezcope for $25. If that’s not going to be an option for you, you can always head on over to eBay where you can look for this Alice Liddle figure, and find a sweet deal.