Friday, October 5, 2012

Women of Halloween Part 5 - ZUUL!

The Beautiful Gatekeeper of Gozer as a 2012 SDCC Exclusive From Mattel

When I reviewed the NECA Gozer figure earlier this week, I wrote that a lot of people had fuzzy memories of her role in Ghostbusters.  I wholeheartedly believe that is because a certain Mrs. Sigourney Weaver stole the spotlight with her portrayal of Dana Barrett / Zuul the Gatekeeper of Gozer.  She was so interesting and visually dynamic (and with minimal effort it seems.. seriously, a coppery-gold satin robe and windswept hair?  I could've come up with that) that she earned a permanent spot in most moviegoers memories.  I'm shocked she was never made into an action figure before this.  This figure is interesting.  In giving us the option of having her sitting or standing, I believe Mattel sacrificed a lot of articulation.  It's a shame she isn't more of a true action figure like the rest of the Ghostbusters line.

Zuul comes in a pretty cool shipper box showing Gozer's rooftop Gateway.

Inside the shipping box, Zuul comes in pretty standard Mattel packaging. It features her in the "sitting down" variation and displays very nicely.

The likeness to Sigourney Weaver is loose.  I instantly know who the character is supposed to be, but if I had no prior knowledge of the actress I could never guess.  This is especially disappointing since Mattel did such a good job portraying her in the Avatar line a few years ago.

Time for some comparison pics!

Here is Zuul with the Gozer figure from NECA.  It's a shame they aren't in scale with each other.

And here is a group photo for size comparison.  From Left to Right:  DC Direct's Hush Catwoman, Mattel's Zuul, Mattel's Movie Masters Catwoman, and Mattel's MOTUC Adora.


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