Friday the 13th Part 5 – Retro-Style Clothed Action Figure – Jason /Roy Burns Review

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.

Packaging

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.

I guess you could say he’s all right.
Articulation

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.

He’s got:
-ball and swivel head
-swivel/hinge shoulders
-ball joint hips
-hinge knees
-swivel feet

Paint

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.

 

Sculpt

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.

You’ll stab your eye out, kid.
Overall

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.

Ordering

You can get Jason/Roy Burns for $24.99 at Amazon$24.99 at Big Bad Toy Store, or just $23.99 and Entertainment Earth.

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.

Are you buying yourself a Jason this Halloween? What do you think of the figure? Let me know in the comments!

By Ryan Bradley

I've been collecting action figures for as long as I can remember. In 2009, I shifted my focus from general collecting to 3 and 3/4 inch to try and get all of my figures to one scale. I'm a freelance writer who started working at Action Figure Fury in 2014.

2 comments

  1. The interchangeable hand is meant to a right hand as one is to grip the knife and the other the shears. I’m not sure why they didn’t include an interchangeable left instead. I really like this line it’s going from strength to strength.

    1. That actually makes a lot of sense, because I wasn’t able to get the hunting knife into the one that came on there. I assumed that because the left hand of my figure was loose it was the one that was supposed to be interchangeable. Why include the folding shears though? It doesn’t make sense without a left hand to let the figure fold them with.

      I do agree this line is going from strength to strength. The two I have are awesome! I really like NECA in general!

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