...And we're back!
This one is tough because I have so many things I would like to say about the movie in general and Bubo the owl and Ray Harryhousen (I love you!) but I'm going to try to focus really hard and just talk about this hunk of plastic. And by hunk, I mean hunk.
Look at that sword wielding power! Medusa is so shaking in her snakes right now.
Kudos to the sculptor of this figure because I actually think the Harry Hamlin likeness is very strong.
They got the eyebrows, the nose, and the hair (as close as they could get in hard plastic - it would have been fun to have a "real hair" version too with the feathering). And, wow. I didn't realize that Perceus was so pouty. He's very sassy. Being a big fan of Veronica Mars season one (anyone with me?), this face evokes some other feelings in me as well - feelings that I will not share at the risk of spoilers. Actually, I've only seen Harry Hamlin in Clash of the Titans and Veronica Mars so all my emotions toward him are very conflicted. I will continue this dialogue in my head now so as not to babble about a show that I imagine few of you lovely readers have seen. But might I suggest adding VM Season One to your Netflix queue? While you're at it, put Clash Of The Titans on there too if you haven't seen it in a while or at all.
There is virtually no articulation in Mr. Perseus which is fine with me. He can kick, he can turn his head, he can bend at the waist, and he can swing his arms. Sure, I mean, you'd really think that the son of Zeus might be able to do knee bends but apparently he isn't having any trouble keeping those thighs in shape. He has good genes, I guess.
His accessories include a gold sword and a foxy shield with an eagle imprint. You can also buy separately his winged horse (that's Pegasus for those in the know, wink wink) and Ryan actually does own that but I didn't photograph it. I thought I was obeying some kind of self-imposed law of action figure review by only including what comes with the figure but now I kind of regret that decision because the Pegagus is glorious.
I really like this Perseus both for his vintage appeal and his sexy good looks. Four and a half tentacles! And five tentacles for the unseen Pegasus! (Is that allowed?)