Mego Freddy Krueger Review
Mego has brought forth the man of your dreams, or nightmares. We’re looking at the new eight inch, retro styled Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The packaging for Freddy Krueger is one of the best Mego packages I’ve seen since they came back. The back is the same design-wise as all of the Mego cardbacks with a smiling Freddy pictured. The front has a nice design that pops really well.
The interesting part about the cardback is the front art shows the Freddy glove from the remake movie. I’m not sure if this is due to licensing issues or what. Thankfully, the glove on the figure is all classic Freddy Krueger.
The figure is a pretty accurate depiction of Freddy Krueger. The hat, head, shoes and both hands are sculpted with cloth sweater and pants as is typical of Mego figures. What’s not typical is that the sweater doesn’t open in the back or anything like that. It’s designed like a normal sweater. The only gripe I have about the sweater is that the red color is a little pale.
While Freddy’s pants are normal, it appears that they have added a “dirty” effect to them with streaks of paint or glue. I’m not really a fan of this detail.
Freddy’s hat is removable and sits on his head fairly well, but will fall off easily. Not nearly as easily as the Samantha figure from Bewitched, so that’s a good thing.
I am in love with this head sculpt! This is by far the best aspect of the Freddy Krueger figure. There is a TON of sculpted detailing here and the likeness is pretty spot on!
Speaking of sculpting, both hands are sculpted parts. The glove hand has the classic appearance from the 80’s. The metal plates on the back of the hand looks good, but the sculpted details on the glove part itself seem kinda random. At certain angles, the blades look like needles. I’m not sure if there’s a better way for them to look. This may just be due to the limitations of the action figure format.
The other hand is as detailed as the face is. It would’ve been easy for them to just paint a regular Mego hand, but instead we get the full sculpted treatment. This does make the hand bigger than any other Mego hands. (including other sculpted hands like the Werewolf)
While this Mego Freddy Krueger has a few issues, the good about this figure heavily outweighs the bad. This is a wonderfully detailed, accurate representation of Freddy in the Mego style. I am very happy to have this figure and can only hope Mego makes other 70’s/80’s horror icons like Jason Voorhees and Michael Meyers.