It’s Halloween season, and if you have a Resident Evil costume planned, Toynk has you covered. Unfortunately, that’s about all these are good for, and even for those purposes they fall short.
Toynk has two exclusive collectible sets for Resident Evil available. One with the two iconic vials from the first Resident Evil film, and one with three virus vials from the second Resident Evil film.
Both arrive in tins that are more used to storing grandma’s cookies than nerdy memorabilia.
Once you open the flimsy tins, you’re greeted by the movie props you came for. Except everything about these feels cheap.
The spiral virus/antidote vials are light, and made entirely of plastic. Do they look neat? Sure, But who would spend $57 on neat looking plastic? Oh, had I not mentioned that? That’s right. The two vial set costs 57 dollars.
The three vial kit is at least glass, and comes in at a more reasonable (by that I mean not reasonable at all) $37. That’s still $37 for water with food coloring in generic glass tinctures with an Umbrella Corp logo slapped on them.
Now, maybe I’m not looking at this from a superfan perspective, and undoubtedly someone out there is going to go rabid for these, but at these price points, they just aren’t worth it to me.
Ryan Schremp is a life-long geek of varying flavors, has previously written for Maximum Ink music magazine, but is most known for voicing characters like James Kroll in the indie game Vaporum, being one of the regular mascots for the ska band Mustard Plug, and for narrating creepy stories on his podcast Creepypodsta.