Today’s post is fairly simple, just a look at the McFarlane Jareth figurine (link goes to Amazon’s listing). I ordered this figuring, not expecting a lot, but was stunned to see how beautiful it is. I like to buy figurines like this to compare them to the original things, and just because they’re fun to collect.
All photos are from McFarlane, except the one at the table by a Cornish game hen. That’s mine.
This figurine looks so much better in person, and the photos are pretty sweet.
Right away the real difference that is apparent is that there is gold on the coat, and the it’s a lighter shade of blue. But just look at that face, that face, that dangerous face…
I mustn’t be unwise…those lips, that nose, those eyes…could lead to my demise…. (Bonus points to those who can name the reference.)
Yes, he looks this realistic in person.
As you can see above, the black lace is blue on this figure.
His mask is amazing. The bones on the hand at the end!!
And here is the big difference I don’t care so much for. The three drips of lace and beading in the back or one dip. The swirls of gold make me think of an 80’s denim jacked. But the face…
I really don’t mean to turn this into a review, just a good view of the figurine. I find that looking at similarities and differences between the real deal and figurines can make me notice detail in the real thing that I might otherwise miss. (Edit to add: In my home, Jareth held a place of honor on Christmas, and we gave thanks to our god, David Bowie 😀 )
Also, I’ve found that a new figure is coming out in June of 2019! Dance Magic! You bet this is pre-ordered.