The figure’s biggest problem is his paint job. Luckily this figure wears a lot of drab clothing which is mostly molded the proper color. The real issues come in on the details. It seems like every painted surface has some amount of slop to it. There are no real straight painted lines. Plus, the smaller the detail the more inaccurate the application, like they only had one size of brush. The worst part about the sloppy paint is that it covers up some of the great sculpted details of the figure.
The Doctor’s head, waist, and wrists are all swivel joints. Strangely, the head and waist both look like they could be ball joints, but they just don’t move that way. His shoulders, elbows, and ankles are all swivel/hinges. While his hips are ball joints and his knees are hinges. This gives him a pretty nice range of movement, but his long robes are a bit thick and do hinder his articulation below the belt.
The Doctor doesn’t come with any accessories since his syringe is molded to his right hand. I don’t really mind this, but it would have been nice to get an extra right hand that was open.
I can’t remember exactly how much I paid for him, but I think he was on sale at Target for about $7, which isn’t a bad price. I’d be curious to know what the game fans think of these figures. To me, he’s not the perfect representation of a plague doctor, but he’s also not too bad, especially for the first one ever. So I definitely found him worth the money and wouldn’t say no to a six inch version if NECA chose to do one.