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TBT Toy Review: NECA Elektra Head Knockers Review

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Last weekend we had the opportunity to attend the New Jersey Comic Expo and at the show we picked up two very cool collectibles.  Neca had a booth showcasing some of their upcoming action figures and a table selling several past collectibles such as their figures from Harry Potter.  One of my pickups was the Neca Head Knockers for the 2003 movie Daredevil, of the Jennifer Garner character Elektra.  I happen to be a big fan of that film and while I’ve collected most of the limited merchandise released from Daredevil, for some reason I had never gotten the Head Knockers.  Excited to find Elektra, it was just too good to be added to my collection without another word spoken about it.  On this Thursday let’s do a throwback toy review to the year 2003 and take a look at the Elektra Head Knocker.

The Neca Head Knockers are collectibles that almost every fan and non fan should be familiar with.  They’re a great find in almost every collectible shop and they’ve encompassed nearly every license you could think of.  When Daredevil opened in February 2003, Neca released two Head Knockers from the film.  Daredevil (Ben Affleck) and Elektra (Jennifer Garner).

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The Elektra Head Knocker stands at nearly 8 inches tall and has a bit of weight to it.  The most impressive aspect to it is that each one is hand painted, an aspect of the process spoken about during their panel at NJCE (you could find that here).  Neca is known for their amazing sculpts and how much attention they pay to detail and Elektra is an early example of the commitment they have to their products.  Not only does the Head Knocker look like Elektra from the Daredevil movie, but she also looks like Jennifer Garner.  There are a lot of collectibles that maintain the likeness of the costume, but fail to capture the talent’s likeness.  Sometimes because of legal issues and other times because the sculpting just isn’t that great.  This is an area that Neca definitely gets right and is why they’ve found such success over the years.  It also helps that the box has a nice aesthetic as it features Jennifer Garner as Elektra on the sides and back of the packaging.

The handpainted aspect of Elektra is a tad rough in some areas such as where the hair sculpt meets the face, along with the gloves and hands.  However, the major takeaway from this is that it’s handpainted.  Handpainted!  You’d have to expect certain areas to not be as perfect as others, especially the smaller areas such as the hands.

If you like Jennifer Garner and her presentation of the character Elektra, this is definitely a collectible you will not want to pass up.  Maybe you already have it.  For $5 bucks, it was a steal.

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Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) Always ready, professional, and on the scene, those closest to him may suspect he's actually from another planet. @ReggieMantleIII

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