Hello Underground fans! If you recall a couple months back, Billy (along with the help of Ben) reviewed Catwoman from Mezco’s Living Dead Doll line on their Justice League episode. Well this time in written form, we’re going over The Nun.
Now for those who haven’t listened, here’s my basic credentials before I start the review.
I own probably close to 1,000 figures. It’s too hard to even keep count anymore. On the LDD front though, my wife and I have been collecting them for around 10 years and we’ve built a collection of about 200.
Onto The Nun! I’m definitely a big fan of The Conjuring series and when that Nun popped up on screen in the 2nd film, it was both thrilling and chilling. Now seeing her come to life (she didn’t REALLY come to life. Or did she?) in doll form, was awesome to see.
For the people who don’t collect Living Dead Dolls, they’re not fully poseable, highly detailed action figures. They’re dolls. So an exact likeness is not to be expected. Two things I really would like to have seen, deal with the face. The paint and design on it is pretty spot on. The head is just a regular doll’s head that has been painted, which is the case for a lot of their products. On the other hand, LDD has created new molds to more accurately depict certain characters. What I feel is missing in this department is the nose. A more exaggerated, elongated nose, is one of the signature features of this character. The other, the eyes. They do look really nice but her eyes are meant to be piercing. Another one of the traits LDD offers to some of their dolls are glass eyes. That, along with a nose mold would have really put the nail in the coffin to a perfect doll.
Moving on to the last thing about The Nun, is it’s clothes. Not a lot to say about it. It’s a very simple design that they capture very well. There is almost like a slip underneath the gowned made of clear plastic. I’m guessing to keep it from bunching up? Not quite sure. What it does though, if not even, makes it pop out of the sleeve. Not a major issue. A little adjustment can fix that but for those who like to keep it in the box, that could be seen as troubling.
To wrap this up, I know I had a couple nitpicks that were more just a personal preference than a lack in quality; I think this is an excellent addition to hangout with the Annabelle doll as well as the Living Dead Doll collection as a whole. If you’re a fan of the film series or a fan of LDD, you should still really consider owning this. She can stand right next to Sinister Minister and Bad Habit!!!