In Friday the 13th Part V, Jason Voorhees is dead. It’s the second installment of the series where Jason is not the killer, and is actually barely in the film. (In the first, and best, movie, the murderer is his mother, furious about the irresponsibility of the camp counselors and what they did to her son. She punishes them brutally). This action figure is based on Roy Burns, who dressed as Jason while he went on a killing spree of his own. The figure’s hockey mask comes off, revealing Roy’s face underneath, but I prefer to pretend he’s regular Jason.
He was released by NECA’s Reel Toys in July 2014.
The packaging is the same as that of the Freddy Krueger figure I reviewed earlier this week, so I won’t belabor it here. It’s a blistercard with a protective clamshell, and the blistercard is nice enough to hang up on its own.
Out of the Box
This is another awesome figure by NECA. He’s got that looming presence Jason has in the movies, where he stands up a little too straight and just menaces his quarry.
The accessories he comes with are a butcher’s knife, a hunter’s knife, and a pair of hedge clippers (which open and close), the removable hockey mask, and an alternate hand. All of them are excellent, with the exception of the hand.
My replaceable hand was a second closed right hand rather than a left, which it was supposed to be. I’m emailing customer service, and I’ll talk about their response to my complaint in my column next week.
The fabric restraint of his jump suit restricts the way he moves, but Jason should either be looming or stabbing. That’s all he does in the movies. Stick with the bread and butter.
-ball and swivel head
-ball joint hips
The mask looks worn, and the hands bloodied and weathered. There’s a bit of dirt on his jumpsuit, which is a nice touch, but the best part of the paint of this figure underneath the mask. He really looks insane, and a lot like Dick Wieand, the actor who plays Roy Burns.
The tips of the knives and hedge trimmers have blood on them as well, which is another nice touch that really make this an excellent figure.
Again, he looks exactly like Roy Burns. They absolutely nailed the face, and the figure’s really not that menacing quality that drives the Friday the 13th movies.
Underneath his suit is a standard muscle man body. The suit does come off, but I’m not sure why I would want to take it off because Roy Burns without the jumpsuit and the hockey mask is just a guy.
NECA Reel Toys has done it again. If it weren’t for the wrong extra hand, I ‘d have given it a perfect score. This is a perfect figure to get yourself or a friend for a little Halloween treat.
UPDATE: This figure is sold out at most retailers. You can still get him through the Amazon link above, and if you want, you can run on over to eBay and search around for a deal on this NECA Jason doll.