It's Tom Wilson! He's an actor and a comedian, but to most of the world he's Biff Tannen. He's also the gym teacher on Freaks and Geeks, a similarly frightening fixture. As a voice-over talent and a pretty funny dude, he will likely always be known as Biff - so an action figure for the most famous bully of 1980s cinema is a sensible thing to own.
Much like George McFly, Biff looks a lot like he did in the diner scene of the original Back to the Future. There is no accessory, and he seems a little skinnier and less threatening than the slightly bigger, angrier-looking movie counterpart. The arms and legs swivel nicely, as does the head. Due to the nature of these movies, and the figures of the 1980s, it doesn't do much of anything but stand there and look nifty.
You could put Marty or Doc's outfit on nearly anybody and they're unmistakably Marty or Doc. You could put an orange vest and jeans on Sandra Bullock and someone would go "Oh look, Marty McFly." You can put that white suit and wig on a dog and someone would go "That's totally Doc Brown." Biff is not afforded such recognition - the costume is accurate to the movie, but between the cardback and the head sculpt it looks like nobody really tried to capture Thomas F. Wilson's striking and memorable visage. He's a little too thin, a little to pointy, and just a little too clean-cut - if you showed a random person this figure, I don't know that they would immediately assume it was Biff. It could just as easily be someone from Happy Days.
The body is good, the deco is clean, and everything seems put together well. The plastic type was well-selected and the eyes are painted nicely. It just doesn't look a lot like the actor, despite being a more or less authentic recreation of the character in the movie. It seems to be a hard essence to capture. George is Georgey enough to recognize, so this is a figure you should probably buy as a set completer. For ten bucks it ain't bad - if you get it on sale, it's absolutely worthwhile. I'd still like to see them revise the head sculpt if we get Griff or Buford or 1985 Biff down the road.
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