Up Close with the Mezco Toyz Breaking Bad Heisenberg Collectible FigureApril 15, 2014
AMCs Breaking Bad may have officially ended, but the exploits of the series iconic central character, Walter White, can live on with the Mezco Toyz Breaking Bad Heisenberg Collectible Figure. Like the Green Hazmat Suit variant that weve featured previously, this 6.5 figure bears a remarkably detailed portrait of actor, Bryan Cranston; this time, as Walter Whites kingpin alter-ego. Once again, the sculpted brow and forehead wrinkles have been realistically recreated, as have other subtle details like Walts familiar stance and open-mouthed stare. The artists at Mezco Toyz have also done a remarkable job of simulating the varying textures of his apparel. The jacket, maroon shirt, and signature Clarks Wallabee boots are particularly well rendered.
Despite the authentic sculpture, the Mezco Toyz Breaking Bad Heisenberg Collectible Figure is devoid of articulation making it more of a statue than an action figure. The only alternate display options come by way of the accessories. The fedora and sunglasses are removable and the left hand has been designed to clutch the duffle bag of cash or the tiny bag of product that are included.
Despite the clear commitment to detail that went into the production of this figure, there are a few minor display limitations that collectors should be aware of. The sculpture of the diminutive revolver is well done for its size, yet its a molded part of the right hand and therefore not removable. Its also important to mention that despite our best effort we couldnt get the Heisenberg figure to stand unsupported on a flat surface, however; propped against his duffle bag or against the wall of a display case its inherent instability was less of an issue.
Its clear that the Mezco Toyz Breaking Bad Heisenberg Collectible Figure was conceived with the shows hardcore aficionados in mind. The companys creative team has done an admirable job of compensating for the statues limited poseability with a screen-accurate statuette that ardent fans will want to add to their collections.