The Legend of Zelda is my favorite game series of all time and Majora's Mask is one of my favorite games in that series. Not only is the game great, but the titular mask is undeniably one of the coolest items ever featured in a video game. It's both beautiful and menacing and I've wanted one ever since I saw it spinning on the screen of an N64 demo kiosk in the long closed Warner Brothers store at my local mall. It may have taken over a decade and a half, but First 4 Figures has answered my prayers and released a 1:1 scale replica the mask. Was it worth the wait and more importantly the crazy price tag?
Yes. Yes it was. (Click the image for the HQ version)
It arrived extremely well packaged in a massive box. I'm pretty sure I could throw this down my stairs without damaging it which is good since it was so expensive.
It comes in pieces which I'm assuming was done to keep it from becoming damaged during transit. The spikes are attached with magnets so there's no cramming a large peg into a small hole. They're labeled so you can easily tell where each one goes, which is good since it didn't have instructions. It was kind of hard to attach the mask to the stump but that's mostly because the power connector for the light up eyes was at an odd angle. At first I was worried it would be secure but once I got it slotted in it feels fine. Even so, I still felt I needed to be carful when I moved it to my bedroom.
I was really impressed with how good the light-up eyes look, even in a brightly lit room. It's a subtle but striking effect that makes the eyes stand out without overwhelming the rest of the mask's features. You can choose between a solid and a pulse effect for the lights and both look fantastic. The mask comes with a battery that can be charged with the included USB cable.
The mask has the weathered look you'd expect from an ancient evil artifact and the paint and detailing is superb. I'm really glad they revised it because the original prototype looked way too pristine.
Seriously, this thing looks spectacular from every angle.
And it's HUGE!!!
Overall, I'm extremely happy with my Majora's Mask. It's something I've wanted since I was nine years old and I couldn't have asked for a better rendition. It currently resides in my bedroom and, like a good rug, it ties the whole room together.