The long awaited release of NECA Toys first Playstation inspired character of Crash Bandicoot is available now. Crash Bandicoot is inspired from his Playstation video game of the 1990’s, and if you’ve been following the news, they announced that Spyro the Dragon will also get a figure. This new line of classic video game inspired figures we feel is a bit long overdue especially since the children of those days that played these games are nostalgic to that generation as well as today’s. This is the first time that Crash Bandicoot has seen an action figure, as the late 1990’s also saw releases and a variety of figures available on the market. This is however the first time that Crash has been given that special NECA Toys treatment and they did not disappoint. In addition, another Crash Bandicoot with Hoverboard figure was announced, and we are hoping to see this continue with additional characters just like in the late 1990’s.
Thank you to NECA Toys for providing their Crash Bandicoot 7″ Scale Figure for review.
Availability: June 2018
Crash Bandicoot stands at 6″ tall and is based on his appearance as seen in the classic Playstation video game. The figure comes packed with sculpted textures on the fur that also gives it a realistic feel to it and less cartoony than fans are used too. The chest, top of his head and the ears have the most of the sculpted texture while the arms, legs and the face have less. The chest includes a belly button hole sculpted inward, and stands out as that is painted in a light brown, while that part of the chest is yellow. Sculpted over his legs are two shades of blue pants, with a white string tied in a knot on top, and his legs are only visible between the gap from his pants to his socks and shoes. The shoes also include a textured are painted mostly in purple, black, white and red trim and white shoe laces. There are also gloves over his hands that has the look and painted to look like leather, which is a nice touch. Most of the fur is painted in a brown and orange wash and has a great likeness to the video game. While the sculpt’s fur has textures that makes him look realistic, the deco keeps him looking cartoony.
The head sculpt is nicely done with a great likeness to the character. The eyebrows are ball-jointed to create a variety of crazy expressions as seen in the game. The eyebrows are textured with hair and has a wash over it, and moves around nicely and you can recreate many different expressions with just those. The hair on top of his head sticks up and is shaped like a mohawk, and the hair is pointing in a variety of directions. The top of the mouth is long, and the tip of it is a large black nose with a texture and gloss finish. The eyes and mouth are also sculpted and painted to perfection, and we especially like the off white deco on the eye, green deco and black pupils. The mouth showcases his nice and white teeth and red tongue, which is nicely sculpted and painted.
Crash Bandicoot’s articulation includes a ball jointed neck, ball jointed torso, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed hips, hinged legs, and ball jointed ankles.
Included is a thick cardstock replica of a crate that comes flat in the box, and needs to be put together to create the crate. The crate has a great likeness as seen in the game, with a good amount of detail that looks like wood.
Overall, Crash Bandicoot is an excellent figure and we love the amount of detail and sculpt that NECA Toys put into this release. If they can make Crash look this good, imagine what they can do with Spyro the Dragon, which is a figure that we cannot wait to see. We’re hoping that other Playstation characters such as Duke Nukem are on the horizon as well.