Sunday, 7 March 2010
Studio Miniatures Zombies 07 - Xmas Nightmare
At the far left of the group is zombie Santa. This guy looks evil! The way his eyes are hooded in a threatening grimace suggests pure menace. I like how his beard and moustache are clearly false - you can see a thin piece of string or elastic holding them in place if you look very closely (maybe not too clear from my front-on photo but from the side you can see what I mean). Zombie Santa is suffering from quite a few wounds, the most serious of which is his stomach wound. His intestines are just starting to wriggle free. He has been shot in the back, bitten in the left leg and holed in both arms. As per the website photo of him, I have smeared his beard with blood as it dribbles from his mouth. His sack contains more than just nicely gift-wrapped presents - there is a child's severed foot and hand in there as well!
Next up is zombie Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, or to be more precise, a zombie in a Rudolph costume. He wears a false nose, just like Santa's false beard, which is held in place by string or elastic. Check out the wound on his right arm - it is brilliantly done! The flesh has been totally chewed away from his lower arm, leaving just the bone showing through. The hand dangles uselessly. In addition, he has two vicious cuts to his stomach as well as numerous holes in his legs and left arm. His antlers have been damaged with a number of points having been snapped off. This guy has been in quite a fight and come off second best!
At first I thought that the two little Santa's helpers could have been children due to their size but a closer look at the female shows she has a fine pair of breasts on her. She's no kid, she's a fully grown woman, which means she must be a dwarf. In all likelihood, so too is the male. So, we have zombie dwarves. Ho-ho-ho! The male holds a striped lollipop in his left hand. A large bite wound is prominent on his right arm and he appears to have been shot in the back. The female is dressed similarly to her colleague but note that she has short sleeves on her coat and the shoulders have been puffed up. She too, sports a wound to her left shoulder-blade but that is her only wound. I smeared blood around her mouth, chin and collar to show she has fed recently.
These are absolutely delightful figures and as far as I'm aware, totally unique. When I was recently looking for a zombie Santa the closest I could find was the Foundry skeletal Santa, so full marks to Studio for filling in the gap. I'd just like to emphasise on behalf of Studio that these are NOT limited edition figures. If you want the metal versions of A Christmas Nightmare set, it will cost you £11.99, whilst the resin versions cost £16.99. Studio Miniatures continues to go from strength to strength, producing outstanding zombie figures, and these come with my highest recommendation.