And so I eventually get round to reviewing the ten male zombies from the Blue Moon Manufacturing BMM111C boxed set 9 "I Just Can't seem to Get a Good Night Sleep" Zombies 3. You'll find this and the other two boxed sets of zombies under BMM's Things That Go Bump In The Night range. As I mentioned previously, all of the figures in this boxed set are two part castings made up of upper and lower body parts joined at the waist by means of a ball and socket joint.
As for the next nine figures I'll be reviewing, there is no question about their gender. There was a one-armed female that I reviewed earlier and now we have a one-armed male. Unusually for this set, he has far more wounds to his upper body than his lower half. The loss of his left arm just above the elbow is nasty but so too is his head wound. A piece of his skull has been removed from the left side of his head, revealing his brain. From the neck down he is peppered with bullet holes and bite wounds.
You'll notice that some of the heads have been duplicated but they appear on different posed bodies. The head of the figure in the centre of this group was used as a female head in my last review of this set. One look at the torso is enough to show this is certsinly a male zombie. He wears a torn, short dress, which is unusual but not totally unheard of amongst males. A large chunk of flesh has been removed from his left breast, presumably bitten off before he turned into a zombie.
Remember what I said about duplicate heads popping up on different torsos? Well, here's the head I mentioned on the second zombie reviewed above appearing again. He bears the same wound as mentioned before with a piece of skull removed from the left side of his head. His pose is very similar to zombie number two but he wears different trousers and his arms are raised higher. Plus, of course, he does have two fully intact arms. He has a wicked-looking cut stretching from his lower back to his left shoulder.
The fifth zombie in line from the group above wears a very long dress and I have leant him forward as if he was about to grab hold of someone. His hands are covered in the blood of a victim. His face is almost skeleton-like as the flesh has dried on his skull. I keep mentioning how old these zombies look and he just reinforces that point. This is definitely "a good thing!"
The second zombie from the left shows just how flexible these figures are. I have twisted the upper body to the right and leaned him slightly forward to give him a very animated pose. He is wearing what I suppose must be a loincloth. He has bite marks, bullet holes and cuts all over his body except for his right arm.
In the centre of this group is another very animated zombie. The way his torso has been sculpted, showing him twisting round is very clever. His head hangs to one side due to a large neck wound. His stomach has been torn open to reveal internal organs that look like they're on the point of spilling out. He is one of the more gross figures amongst a horde of gross zombies. He gets a big thumbs by me as I love gory, gross out zombies!
In sharp contrast, the next zombie in line has no majorly gross wounds. What he does have are lots of minor wounds on his limbs and a bullet wound to his stomach, with an exit wound in his lower back... or maybe it's the other way round as both wounds are of a similar size. My only criticism of him is that he, too, is wearing a dress. Why couldn't the sculptor have done more lower bodies dressed in trousers?
Finally, is the only zombie in the set holding a weapon - a wooden club. So, I guess this guy is a Smart Zombie. He has a small hole at the left side of his mouth and a larger hole at the right side of his mouth, which I think are the result of a bullet. They could be bite wounds but I like the idea of a bullet passing through his mouth from side to side. There about six or seven other wounds on him, four of which are to his legs, but none look too serious.
So, that's it. This concludes my review of the 60 zombies from BMM's Things That Go Bump in the Night range in general and from boxed set 3 in particular. I think they are great figures. The level of skill in the way they have been sculpted is very high indeed. If you buy all three boxed sets you'll end up with a very reasonably sized horde. Because the figures in set 3 can be posed in a multitude of ways you could certainly buy more than one set for even greater numbers and variety. I am certainly considering buying more sets of this particular boxed set. However, with the amount of unpainted figures I have at present it might be quite a while before I send in an order.
One thing that I must mention about these figures is that they come with integral metal bases. The bases are circular with a diameter ever so slightly smaller than a 25mm diameter plastic slottabase. I have stuck all of my BMM zombies onto circular plastic slottabases. This raises the slightly above other 28mm scale figures but it makes them uniform with the rest of my miniatures collection.
You can purchase this set from the BMM website for $40.00. For European customers, I'd advise going to the Old Glory website, based in the UK, where this set retails for £30.00. This is what I did as it meant I could buy all three boxed sets at once without the fear of getting ripped off by our Customs and Excise department.