Saturday, 11 June 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Jazwares A-Team - Murdock

Joe Carnahan's 2010 A-Team reboot had enough promise behind it that Jazwares made a series of 5 action figures based on the main cast. So, lets continue our look at them

This is H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock, played by Sharlto Copley. As this is a budget figure, being sold for $6 or £4.50 back in the day, the majority of the card is the same on all figures, only difference being the figure in the bubble and the cardboard insert being used on the front.The little cardboard insert shows a picture of Murdock taken from the poster.

The back of the card is exactly the same across all figures. No extra pictures or bio card being shown here, just a printed version of that classic A-Team Introduction. Underneath that intro, there's all the copyright, trademarking and licensing information.

Removing most of the packaging shows Murdock in his tray. The figure and accessories, which are a Glock 19 pistol and M4 Carbine, takes up about half the card. The other half is where the large cardboard A-TEAM logo would go and the cardboard name plate.

Out of the packaging, we can see Murdock better. He's articulated at the neck, shoulders, bicep, wrist, hip and knees. His appearance is based on his scenes in Iraq. He's wearing a leather flight jacket over a black t-shirt. Green cargo pants and brown shoes. On his head is a red baseball cap. The outfit isn't as detailed as Hannbal's was, but it does have wrinkles in the cargo pants and the jacket sleeves. The likeness could have been better, but there is a slight resemblance to Sharlto.

Due to the movie failing and the line itself being clearanced pretty quickly, these figures are now extremely difficult to find. Carded examples can be found on the secondary market, but can fetch around £30 - 45.