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My oldest likes to think he is much older than he is, and has long since packed away his teddies and such, so I was surprised that he has new toy that remains by his bedside at night. This one isn't exactly cute or cuddly though, in fact I think it one of the ugliest toys I've ever seen.
Executioner Majini is character from the Resident Evil video games and films. He is , as far as I can tell a minor character. He appears briefly in Resident Evil Afterlife and Resident Evil Retribution. Apparently he also features in a Marvel Comic ,Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two, which I will most likely be purchasing for my son. He was of course originally created for the games where he is a very powerful, but slow and clumsy opponent.
Executioner Majini is infected with the Plagas 2 virus - and from what I gather, the spiked fleshy lump on his back is a manifestation of this virus. He extremely tall, very strong and despite having a bag over his head, acts as if he has adequate vision. He is known for his massive combination hammer and axe, and my sons call him hammer zombie. His head is covered with a bloody cloth bag and he wears a bloodied apron, leading us to believe he had been butcher, but I can find no confirmation of this. He has nails, spikes and hooks attached to his body.
This toy is 8" tall, which I believe is a good size to be used with the 6" action figures this is meant to accompany. The hammer/ axe is 6" across, which again, matches the scale, but makes the figure unwieldy. My son is not able to get him to stand holding the axe, and the heavy axe head falls off the pole it is meant to be attached to all the time. However, they are quite happy to pose monster with the axe trailing along the ground. Without the axe, the figure is well balanced and stands quite easily.
This toy is listed as posable, but it does have limited movement, and what movement it has is very stiff. The feet turn, the waist can turn very slightly, shoulders, elbows and wrists move. Both hands are formed open to grasp the axe. The hooks are held by small elastic strings and can easily be removed. The creature is extremely well detailed for a thing that has a bag over its head. The texture of the bag is well done and you can make out the shape of eyes and a nose under the fabric. Shoes, trousers and hands are also very well detailed. Everything is streaked in blood. This is an ideal "bad guy " for creative play, as well as decoration of sorts.
My son really likes this, and has it proudly displayed on a shelf over his bed. He has a couple of other Resident Evil Action figures, but sadly, we've had a nightmare getting Chris, with an ebay seller letting me down on this. Ebay refunded me of course, but I haven't been able to find another at a fair price yet. I do think this will get more use, once he has the creatures main adversary, but it does get trotted out occasionally for role play,and would be grand for stop action films once we get a few more characters. At the moment we only have two.
As it stands, it his favourite action figure at the moment, and his favourite ornament for his shelves and my youngest son enjoys playing with it as well. I am basing my rating on the overall quality of the toy, which other than the pole for the hammer/ axe is very good, and my son's opinions. Personally, I find it horrible. I much preferred Pingu, but it isn't my opinion that counts. I have kept my sons favourite Pingu from when he was little - but I can't see keeping this in my room when he outgrows it. Still if you like ugly - this is just the thing.
* Currently sells for £13.61 including postage from Amazon Marketplace.