“Don’t let’em tell you that there’s too much noise….”
I’ve been impatiently waiting for the release of The Loyal Subjects’ BEST AXN KISS The Spaceman. I liked the Demon figure released earlier this year despite having a few hangups about it and, in all honesty, I have a few hangups about the Spaceman figure as well.
For those of you who aren’t aware, the Spaceman is based off of the look of Ace “Space Ace” Frehley from KISS’ 1976 Destroyer Tour. The figure comes with two sets of hands, a microphone with stand, a BST AXN sticker, and two of Ace’s iconic guitars, his Tobacco Burst Les Paul and his Ibanez Destroyer 2459. It also features twenty-two points of articulation.
The figure’s mold is pretty good with decent paint applications. Unfortunately the knees and feet are somewhat hindered and don’t allow the figure to be posed in one of Ace’s most memorable positions, arched back on his knees while shredding a solo. The paint on the Les Paul guitar is also a bit of a letdown but it’s passable enough. The strap also lacks the star field pattern from the tour. Other than those gripes, however, the figure is pretty solid.
The packaging is excellent. Unlike the Demon figure which features a photo from the Reunion Tour, this packaging features photos of Ace from the Destroyer Tour. I’m hoping that we get a Paul Stanley and a Peter Criss figure soon. Unfortunately I received information directly from The Loyal Subjects saying that an Eric Carr figure will not happen due to legal issues with the family. Hopefully we’ll get an Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer, and a Vinnie Vincent figure in this line as well.
Should you get this figure? If you’re an Ace Frehley or KISS fan, definitely snag this figure if you see it in the wild. I’ll probably end up placing this figure back into its packaging and leave it on display in its box as posing this figure and the Gene Simmons “Demon” figure is a tad awkward.
Thanks for checking out my post. I have TWO special Masters of the Universe figure reviews coming up this week. I also have a surprise McFarlane figure review on the way as well. If I’m lucky, I’ll get to see Shang-Chi later this week and review it as well.