Zombie Vixens Review

I picked up a box of Zombie Vixens by Wargames Factory from The War Store over the holidays and figured I might as well give them a quick review as I've gotten around to assembling one sprue worth of zombies.

First thing is the zombies are cast in the more classic polystyrene plastic allowing standard plastic cement to bond them together.  This is a great positive to me what with all these hybrid resin/plastics and such that require superglue to put together.

Zombie or Mall Shopper?
The details on the models are muddy,  which from prior experience with Wargames Factory is to be expected, and while the miniatures themselves are multi-part, they don't go together as well as other figures I've seen.  It feels like a number of miniatures were designed then cut up to put on the sprues without thought for mixing and matching them, even though extras are provided.  Shoulders are arbitrarily on the torso or the arm, making large amounts of trimming and/or gap filling required for fitting them together.  Mold lines are visible but a quick filing or lightly gliding a hobby blade over them clears them up nicely as is pretty usual for the plastic.

The poses themselves are nice and dynamically zombie, and with some work you'll end up with a nice varied range of additional zombies for cheap.  I paid $15.99 for the box making these figures about 44 cents a unit if you count the 'crawlers' as figures.  The vixen's heads are connected to the torsos with a pair of (mostly) matching flat spots greatly limiting the pose-ability of the heads.  This also means they are not immediately compatible with the company's first zombie set which used ball and socket joints for the necks.  This makes the broken necked lolling head pose much harder to achieve with the vixens.  I don't know if it's just my lack of in-style knowledge, but most of the hairstyles look like they came out of 80s sitcoms and are far too neat for a zombie.  I can't imagine these vixens dolling up their hair before going out for a flesh hunt.


 Inside the box are three identical sprues meaning the box has 3 each of 10 unique poses (12 if you count the 'crawlers').  There are 15 unique heads, 32 total arms, (7 stubs that could potentially be used on either arm and and a roughly even split of right/left arms a number of which are simply mirrored for right/left hands,) and 3 accessories, including 2 handbags and a serving tray. 

All in all, though it sounds like I'm mostly tearing down the figures, I'm happy with them as they're a dynamic, low cost, and flavorful addition of female zombies in what I've found to be a generally male zombie horde.  They'll likely make appearances in many of the skirmish games my gaming group is looking at running.  Sadly we still haven't found a system that suits us.

Additional zombie vixen photographs.

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