Thursday, July 4, 2019

Stranger Things - ELEVEN (MALL VERSION)!

Stranger Things Wave 4 - Eleven (Season Three) - McFarlane Toys 2019

I'm excited to dive into the 3rd season of Stranger Things today. I love that mix of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg aesthetics steeped in nostalgic 80's culture. I'm already anticipating the chills I get when the title screen fills up my TV (PS as a kid, I was obsessed with a book of my Dad's called Stranger Than Science by Frank Edwards. I swear the Duffer Bros must've had this book and been inspired by the logo). I've bought all the Eleven figures in the McFarlane Toys line so far, and I'll probably continue to do so, but this Season 3 version suffers from some pretty underwhelming paint applications. This happens occasionally (The Walking Dead Carol comes to mind), but it's still disappointing. The biggest issue is her eyes. They don't appear to have any lashes and the irises seem small and light (a big contrast to Millie's dark expressive eyes). I tried to darken her features a little and it helped, but I'm sure I'll try to touch her up even more once I start watching and get inspired. Let's check out Eleven below!

Eleven comes with four interchangeable hands, a walkie talkie, a shopping bag, and a figure stand.

Her bag looks like a comic shop bag, right?  I'm curious to see if if I'm right when I binge this new season.

So as I mentioned above, I couldn't resist trying to fix her face paint. The photo on the Left (and all the pictures below it) have some lightly applied eyelashes, darkened eyebrows, and widened irises. It still doesn't really look like Millie Bobby Brown, but I like it a lot better.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the McFarlane Elevens together: Season 2, Season 3, and Season 1.


1 comment:

  1. The likeness seemed much stronger on the Season 1 and 2 figures, but I do like this look for Eleven. All the mall stuff in Season 3 was so nostalgic, and I'm not even American, nor was I alive in the 80s! It's probably all the 80s movies I've watched.