NECA’s new Team Fortress 2 The Heavy Action Figure is a detailed 1:12 scale replica of the Heavy Premium Action Figure, based on the hit game and cartoon series, Team Fortress 2.
The Heavy is the biggest and baddest of Heavy Mann’s team. The Heavy’s weapon consists of a minigun attached to his left arm and a Gatling gun attached to his right arm. The minigun fires bullets as fast as the Heavy can pull the trigger, and the Gatling gun shoots a continuous stream of bullets that can tear through anything in its path.
NECA Team Fortress 2 The Heavy Action Figure
Last Friday, Datablitz received a shipment of NECA Team Fortress 2 action figurines, which I had no idea existed, and after looking at a few images and seeing a video review, I decided I had to get one of the Heavy.
I’m not a huge TF2 fan, but the Heavy’s character design is one of my favorites, plus the fact that the figure comes with his trademark minigun made it seem like the ideal figure to start with.
NECA is renowned for realism over articulation, yet despite its appearance, this figure features a surprising number of joints. The joints in the arms are the most noticeable and have a sufficient range of motion. The joints from the waist down are very remarkable. He has a basic but functional waist joint, odd appearing hip joints with a greater range of motion than one would anticipate, single jointed knees concealed by rips in his trousers, and twist ankles with a pivot hinge, to name a few. The leg joints have a limited range of motion, but they’re strong enough to keep the large chested Heavy in a few wide-legged positions. Especially when he’s wielding a massive minigun.
The figurine includes four hands, a shotgun, a minigun, and a profile card with a redeemable ticket for the Team Fortress 2 video game.
They’re a little more expensive than the NECA figures I’m accustomed to at 1495php, but the amazing articulation and extras make up for it. If you’re a fan of Team Fortress 2, this figure, as well as any of the other NECA TF2 figurines, is a must-have. They seem to have stepped straight out of a computer game.
If I had any complaints about the figure, it would be that the flat finish is inconsistent in some places and that the hands are a little too paint-scrappingly tight in others.