Spectre Toys Dark Shadows Werewolf Chris Jennings Review
He’s a good Mego-style werewolf, with a great sculpt and solid paint. I love both Mego-style figures and werewolves. If you don’t like these things, you won’t have the great time I’ve had with him, but if you do he’s worth the SRP.
To Order on Entertainment Earth:
Dark Shadows first aired on ABC in June of 1966, where it was panned by critics for much of its first year. The writers did the only thing a reasonable person can do when their television show is failing. They added vampires, and it worked. From then on, the show experienced more success and added more supernatural beings until its eventual cancellation April of 1971. Today it enjoys a cult following, and the line of action figures that never came in the 70s from Spectre Toys.
I didn’t know any of that when I snagged Werewolf Chris Jennings. What I knew was that I wanted a werewolf figure, and he was the better of the two I was comparing at Entertainment Earth. I won’t mention what the other was, but I’m happy with my choice.
Jennings is a Mego-style action figures, as were many of the figures coming out while the show was airing. That means his articulation is incredible. If I take his shirt and pants off, I’m worried that I’ll never get them back on, but it suffices to say he can get into just about any pose you could want to put him in.
His sculpt, like all Mego-style action figures, is good outside the clothes and a plain color—brown in this case—under them. His head and hands look great though, especially in his face. He’s scrunching his eyebrows and all of the tension lines are showing. It’s an awesome effect.
The paint is also completely Mego-style. Great where you can see it, plain where the clothes obscure. And again, it’s clear that a lot of attention went into his face. His eyes actually have irises, which is freaking incredible. The paint also provides his teeth.
The only accessories he came with are his shirt, pants, and shoes. They’re all removable, though, again, I choose not to remove them and have them stuck off forever. The shirt has holes from his transformation, which is cool in theory. In execution it reveals the lighter brown and rases the question can a werewolf get a t-shirt tan? The shirt and pants are actual cloth though, which I’ve always thought is cool.
He’s a good Mego-style werewolf. I love both Mego-style figures and werewolves. If you don’t like these things, you won’t have the great time I’ve had with him, but if you do he’s worth the SRP. He’s available on Entertainment Earth (though that raises the question of what exclusive means, which my esteemed colleague Stephen Saldutti wrote about here).
He came in blister card packaging. I’ve never watched Dark Shadows but the aesthetic of the art really captures what it’s supposed to be like. It’s good enough that I kept it even though I’ve opened the figure, and am trying to figure out somewhere I could hang it.
You can get Werewolf Chris Jennings at Entertainment Earth for $19.99 or at Toys ‘R’ Us for $19.99. Also, you can find him on Amazon for $19.99, or you can always check over on eBay for a Spectre Toys Dark Shadows Chris Jennings Werewolf action figure.