Action Figure Review: BST AXN Shredder in Hell Shredder
By Nolan P Smith
The BST AXN Line: A Continual Delight
As a seasoned reviewer and an ardent fan of The Loyal Subjects’ BST AXN line, I eagerly anticipated their latest offering. This time, it’s a special treat for comic book aficionados: the IDW interpretation of The Shredder from the acclaimed “Shredder in Hell” series. This set isn’t just about the figure; it’s a complete package, including unique deco accessories and a comic book.
Unveiling the Hellish Warrior
The figure of Shredder, in its unique deco, comes loaded with accessories:
- An Alternate Unmasked Head
- 2 Pairs of Alternate Hands
- Katana Sword
- Skull Battle Axe
- Energy Bursts
- The First Issue of the “Shredder in Hell” Miniseries
Oroku Saki, in this rendition, embarks on a dark journey through the underworld, mirrored by the figure’s intricate paint applications that pay homage to the comic’s color palette.
Impressions: Detail and Articulation
The level of detail on this 5-inch figure is remarkable. It boasts over 30 points of articulation, including a removable cape, offering a wide range of dynamic poses. The two head sculpts – one masked, one unmasked – and hands with and without energy blasts, elevate the overall appeal. The figure’s texture and paint job do justice to Shredder’s menacing persona, fitting seamlessly with the recently released TMNT IDW Turtles.
A Slight Miss
However, it’s not all perfect. The absence of a turnable waist, a small yet significant detail, restricts some of the potential dynamic poses. This is a bit of a letdown for those who value versatility in posing their figures.
Final Thoughts: A Stellar Addition
Despite this minor flaw, the BST AXN Shredder in Hell Shredder stands tall as one of the best renditions of the iconic villain. The Loyal Subjects continue their winning streak with this IDW-inspired figure. It’s a must-have for TMNT fans and collectors, now available at Walmart.
Rating: 4.5 Pastrami Nations out of 5.
A near-perfect score for a figure that not only captures the essence of its comic counterpart but also adds a new dimension to the BST AXN line. Don’t miss out on adding this version of Shredder to your collection.