As a huge fan of this film this was a huge disappointment. Didnt even end up getting it. The worst decision they make of all is making the hat non removable
Not a big deal, once you have him in hand, there wasn't allot of hat swapping you were going to do anyway.
Although I would have liked to pose him sans hat, with just the bandanna, pirate style.
Yet removable hats tend to require receding heads, or over sized hats.
If you are a huge fan, I still recommend the figure. Allot of the stiff out of the box pictures here (those with the head squashed down and fabric on shoulder left to hi) don't do it justice.
It was disappointing in terms of the poor quality and design of some parts, yet he still looks very good on display. Especially with the masked and hatted sculpt with it's wry smirk, which was the only sculpt I ever intended to use.
It's an iconic character and the figure stands out.
Agree, he makes a great display, and there is enough detail they got right it's worth it.. Costume and cape details are great, and hang well when futzed right. The blades; sword & dagger, and seethes all look good, and hang well off the belt. The whip has fantastic detail.(just nowhere to hang it
Although I still prefer the unmasked neutral expression to the smirk face. Wish they had switched them.
The only real crime was not doing a companion Zeta Jones (Elena) figure
Also, on a related note, I pre-ordered a 1/6 black horse (the Mr.Z one, I think you mentioned it a page back) from BBTS and I now have it in my PoL, so I'm looking forward to having him alongside Zorro!!!
I neeed a 1/6 saddle now though
That's great, although I still hope their 1/6 Black Shire Horse comes back in stock, which to me looks closer to the scale and grooming of the Friesian (Andaluz) version of Tornado seen in Mask.
Then I'll have to decide if I'm opening my currently limited colector space to horses -> vehicles " Tornado would be the first step in what would potentially become an irreversible direction, giving way to the analogues Batmobile -> and some parallel sprawling cave/lair dioramas to display everyone in.
Also if you are putting him on a horse, will you be adding spurs?
Still bugs me they didn't include them, yet the Redman spurs, (although a bit plasticy and not quite accurate ) do fit nice, recommended! I tried the Triad spurs which are nicer, full metal and wrap around more accurately, but they were so snug, they sat to high on his boot, and I felt forcing them down would break them.
Yet there is just one thing missing, ^the spurs
(yes it's a small detail, yet those make the difference), so why not complete it?
...further the spurs are seen throughout Legend (same costume), so if they are going for a one time; definitive/ultimate figure and costume, (and we know we won't get another one) why not just make the first one all complete, from the go.
While not everyone will pose him on a horse, some will and should have the option, he doesn't wear them throughout Mask \ film, yet they are in Mask's opening title sequence, and throughout Legend.
LOL not even sure if I put them on right ^
Also curious were you able to choose what saddle (color style) and tack it came with?
Was that an option, or was it one-click as shown?
I only found these two reviews for the Mr. Z horse, and based on them I think it looks pretty dang good! Looks to be nicely detailed especially given the cost. Even with the promo pics, it looks huge (the box too) in the videos!
Agree, Tornado is like the Batmobile. Yeah 1/6 vehicles can be pretty spacey! Even though he can be viewed as a 'vehicle' for Zorro I'll just see him as another character
Yeah that's just it, like Tornado; The Batmbobile essentially becomes a character too, as did the Hornet's Black Beauty, or Bond's Aston Martin, to Solo's Falcon... the hero ride
, if done right, essentially becomes another character.
Curious fact: Zorro's horse did not at first have a name in the original McCulley Pulps, he was just called "The Black", as far as I know it was Disney who first gave him the name Tornado.
Although McCulley was a conlsultant on the Disney series, so he might have named him?
Looking forward to seeing yours together.
Fun Tornado Vid (language?)
Lot's of saddle and bridle detail if you are looking to customize yours towards more screen accurate.