Today is kind of a late review, but a review none the less. I ran into some technical difficulties. Join me as we take a look at the NECA Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Vector Figure Review!
This is the only Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City figure done by NECA.
The packaging that this figure comes in is the standard NECA signature clamshell packaging. On the top of the front, you see “Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City” and along the bottom the figures name, Vector. The figure is not shown as well as I would like to see him in the clamshell but it is good enough.
On the back, you get some art with the figure and some flames. I really like the flames and think they make the packaging just that much cooler. The text in the middle tells you a little bit about Raccoon City and Vector himself.
Out of The Box
Out of the box Vector at a first glance, I was a little bit disappointed. I thought that the pistol on his chest was stuck there. After some messing around I was able to free the pistol. Remember those technical difficulties I spoke of earlier? Well, that was because right out of the package his leg snapped off. I was truly disappointed right from the start.
He comes with a few accessories. He has that pistol that comes on his chest, a SMG, and a knife. The knife is misted with red paint so it looks a little bit bloody. For the pistol to be game accurate it would need to be silver but I did read that you can fix that with a silver sharpie.
Articulation for this guy is alright. He has a ball joint head (mainly just left and right), swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, ball joint wrists (mainly just swivel), ab crunch joint (doesn’t really function with his armor), swivel at the hips, ball joint hips, double joint knees, swivel at the top of the boot, hinge ankles, and hinged toes.
So like I said earlier his leg snapped off right out of the box. I used pliers to move the joint and even with a lot of force the swivel at the tops of the thigh doesn’t really work. I can’t get it to work on the attached leg either. I think they should have used some hinged hips instead.
Aside from that everything else works pretty well. His arms are a little bit weird right at the elbows (because of the elbow pads) but you will get used to it.
I really like the paint on this figure. There are details all around from the buckles on his vest to the metal rivets on his belt. There are a few places on the silver paint that looks as if the figure was rubbed on something. The main colors of paint used are just the silver and blue in his eyes on his back. Everything else that is black was cast in black.
Overall the sculpt is pretty good. We can always expect a well detailed sculpt on NECA figures. I like the hexagonal pattern all over his outfit. His vest on his torso is a piece that is separate but unremovable.
His hands are sculpted rather well for the most part. his right hand is sculpted to hold onto a gun. If he is holding onto the SMG then his grip is really loose. If you place the pistol in his hand then he holds it firmly though his trigger finger is way off from where it should be. His left hand is sculpted so that he can hold his knife. This hand holds onto his knife very tight and is almost impossible to remove it once you get it in there.
The radio looking piece on his back looks like it will come off but it is glued on there for the long haul. The pistol holster on his chest holds the pistol very well and can also be a pain when removing it.
His knee and elbow pads are sculpted so that they hide the joints. The straps for these pads are loose and go around the back of his knees and elbows respectively.
I am not sure if I like the hood or not. From the side it looks nice but I have a feeling something is wrong with the front. Maybe they shouldn’t have closed the front? What do you think?
If you are going to be buying this figure then you should be careful with him. Especially in the hip area.
UPDATE: eBay is your best bet for finding this figure.