The Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 2 Review

The Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 2 Review

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The second wave of Diamond Select Toys The Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates are available now and includes both all new characters, and a couple of reissues from wave 1.

The case of 18 breakdown includes:

  • Jack x 2 (Reissue)
  • Sally x 2 (Reissue)
  • Zero x 2
  • Glowing Zero x 1
  • Santa Claus x 2
  • The Pumpkin King x 3
  • Easter Bunny x 3
  • Santa Jack x 3

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Thank you to Diamond Select Toys for sending their Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 2 figures for review.

Availability: January 2016

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As mentioned above, both Jack and Sally are reissued figures and there are no differences having compared them to wave 1. Jack is painted in his black and white striped outfit with a bat-bowtie, and a white skull head and black deco for his eyes, mouth, nose and eye brows. Sally is offered in her multi-colored stitched together dress, with sleeves, and her skirt is sculpted as a separate piece over the Minimate legs. The skirt also has some texture to it, and the patch in the front are sculpted over the skirt. Her shoes and painted black, with black lines over her ankles, which indicates socks. There is also some stitching marks on her legs, arms, and face (as she is a corps herself). Both Jack and Sally include an acrylic figure stand.

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Glowing Zero is packed out as one per case, and features the ability to glow-in-the-dark. The sculpt is not a standard Minimate, as it is sculpted to match the likeness of the character, a dog with a sheet as his body. His ears are long and wave, and his nose is a orange ball sculpted over a long snout. He includes a flying figure stand, a standard acrylic figure stand, and a dog house. The standard stand peg is not compatible with his sculpt, and he can only rest on the stand.

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Zero is a transparent white repaint of Glowing Zero. The sculpt is not a standard Minimate, as it is sculpted to match the likeness of the character, a dog with a sheet as his body. His ears are long and wave, and his nose is a orange ball sculpted over a long snout. He includes a flying figure stand, a standard acrylic figure stand, and a dog house. The standard stand peg is not compatible with his sculpt, and he can only rest on the stand.

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Santa Claus features a standard Minimate body, with a newly tooled white and red jacket placed over it. The sides of the jacket are left exposed, and you can clearly see the red Minimate body inside. The jacket is flat, and not rounded out to show Santa’s belly. His heard is also a separate piece that is paced under his head, and his is interchangeable with a small white hair piece that can plug into the top of his head. His shows and gloves are also painted black. His jacket also has a texture on the white trim on the bottom, sleeves, and hat. He includes an acrylic figure stand.

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The Pumpkin King is one of the more interesting sculpts in the line-up. While the body is a basic Minimate, his interchangeable head sculpts, sign, and torch really make the figure stand out. The body is painted to look like a scarecrow, with a tan body and brown lines, and rope around his waist, and legs. The shirt placed over his body is torn, and on body of his arms are flame attachments, and he can hold a torch with a flame made of translucent orange plastic (like the arm attachments). On his back is a sign that slides down through a hole on his back to make it stay in place, and says “Halloween Town.” His pumpkin head sculpt is nicely detailed with a round sculpt, a stem with lines sculpted on top, and a face painted with black to give him eyes, a nose, and mouth. His other head sculpt is a variant head for Jack, and features black deco on his head, with some yellow in his mouth. He also includes an acrylic figure stand.

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The Easter Bunny has the cutest sculpt in the wave. His body is made up of three separate pieces, the head, torso, and hips. The torso is shaped like a block with six sides, and he head and hip piece have more curves to it. The head features two long bunny ears curved outward from the back of his head, and the hips have a bunny tail in the back. There is a also ribbon sculpted over his waist, and he comes with an easter egg basket. He also includes an acrylic figure stand.

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 Santa Jack:

In the movie, Jack pretends to be Santa Claus when the real Santa was abutted by Oogie Boogie. This figure depicts that scene and Jack is offered in a santa suit. The arms, legs and chest are painted red on the basic Minimate blocks. His beard is under his head and is a separate piece, and his hat attached to the top of his head with a peg. The beard also has lines sculpted on, which indicates hair. The trim around the sleeves of the arms and bottom of the pants, as well as the ball of the hat, and trim around the hat have texture. His face is painted white, with black deco for his eyes, nose, and mouth. He also includes an acrylic figure stand.

Overall:

This is an excellent line-up from Diamond Select Toys and the quality of these 2″ figures and attention to detail is superb. Each figure has their own unique likeness and each came out great.

Highly Recommended!

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