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Last Christmas I bought my son six action figures from the Harry Potter films as he is a big fan of the franchise and loved to play with his figures making up little stories and things. One of the figures I bought for him was the Severus Snape deathly hallows action figure and this is the one I shall review now.
The Professor Snape action figure was one that I just had to buy for my son as I think he is such a great character in the books and the film and he is one of mine and my son's favourite characters. This one comes packed much like the others with a clear plastic front and a cardboard back which holds the figure in the packaging. This one tells us that it is a collector's action figure on the box and I am aware that people do collect these figures and keep them in the box so they stay in perfect condition but I purchased them for my son to play with and so ours does not live in its box!
This action figure is made by Tomy and so it fits in well with all but one of the other figures I bought for my son. It is five inches tall and Professor Snape is dressed in his all black ensemble over which he wears his flowing cape which he flicks around so dramatically on the screen! There is great detail on this figure in terms of the clothing and although the figure is made from plastic it is actually really clever how the gown "falls" and gathers at the bottom as it makes it look as though it is really material. There are long flowing sections attached to the arms and so when the arms are moved these move with it and they do look really impressive in my opinion. The face detailing on this figure is also really good and it has a great likeness to Severus Snape as it has an almost "I can't be bothered with you" look on his face and long flowing black hair too.
Whilst the legs are moveable on this figure they are restricted a little by the capes that he wears and so you would have to really move them all out of the way to bother moving his legs about much. My son doesn't really bother changing the position of the legs in his play as I think he likes the way that Snape almost glides as he walks in his long cape! What is great with this one is much like Lord Voldemort he is able to stand up very easily as his cape being ruffled at the bottom gives him a little extra balance. Some of the other character figures don't stand up as easily and it can be frustrating for my son as he plays with them. The arms are also moveable on this figure and his head does a full turn should you so wish him to!
Like with other figures in the range this one comes with an accessory. Professor Snape comes with the Griffindor sword and one of his hands is slightly closed so that he can hold on to the sword without it falling. The sword is made from a more flexible material than that of the main body of the figure and does bend quite easily. Whilst I don't think it will break I do think care needs to be taken when playing with it.
My son really has made some great little stories up using this figure in with his other Harry Potter figures and also with some of his Doctor Who figures too in the Tardis and so I think it is a really good figure to have for fans of the films that are imaginative in their play. In terms of being a collectors item I can certainly see where people are coming from with this one as it does look really impressive and I can imagine if it is well looked after by my son that it will retain its value if not increase some too.
I bought this figure for around eight pounds and having looked on amazon this one is selling for around £15 with a £4 or £5 postage and packing charge on there as well should you be interested in purchasing one.
Thank you for reading my review!