Art 300: Universe of Violence – Butcher’s Day Parade


Universe of Violence – Butcher’s Day Parade
By Ironhaus Productions, Ironhaus Productions Oz, and Eric Nilla

Objective:
This figure was released on October 5th, 2017. It is one of the three figures that made up the third wave of Universe of Violence figures.

The Butcher’s Day Parade figure was sculpted by Jimmy of Ironhaus Productions.

Like the second wave of UofV figures, a baseball-like card was packaged along with the figure. A set of Deathmatch game rules can be found on the Ironhaus Productions Oz website.

The figure cost $10, plus shipping. The figure was cast in multiple color combinations. Buyers could not select their color; instead a random color was assigned. This specific figure was a marbling of green and brown. The figure was cast in a M.U.S.C.L.E.-like rubber.

As of writing, this figure is no longer for sale.

Subjective:
One part of me feels bad that this review is so late after the figure’s original release. A second part says, “Who cares? They sold out. These are awesome figures that don’t need your help.”

I think the second part is much more accurate.

The Butcher’s Day Parade figure feels like the most accessible, broadly-appealing UofV figure that has been released. That is not meant as a subtle complaint. The other UofV figures have a more intense oddity, which I love. This figure feels like he could have sprung from a comic book or movie. He’s the figure that kids would instantly know is the bad guy.


I’m indifferent about the “baseball” card that comes with these figures. I think they are too cool to throw away, but I don’t know where to put them. And if I’m being open about confusion, then I have to admit I’m confused about Eric Nilla’s UofV role. I thought Jimmy sculpted, they were cast in Australia, and what did Eric do?

Like the baseball card, it isn’t a bad thing – I’m just confused. I could have asked them, but it’s easier to just wonder and hope they read this post.

Not confusing – how much I love this figure. And I think it’s the coloring of this figure that made me fall in love. The brown/green gives this figure a Swamp Thing-feel that probably wasn’t intentional. I imagine the figure was sculpted without a specific color intention. And it would be cool in any color, but I love it in this color.

It looks cool without hiding any of the details.

I did have one minor complaint. At first, this guy did not want to stand-up. I finally scraped some of the foot off to fix the problem.

A size comparison between the #153 figure and Butcher’s Day Parade.

If Deadface II was the M.U.S.C.L.E.-link in the last wave, then Butcher’s Day Parade is the M.U.S.C.L.E.-link in the newest wave. It’s not a “copy” nor derivative. Instead, to me, it feels like an inventive leap from the shoulders of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.

The entire 3rd Wave of Universe of Violence figures.

The entire third wave is very strong, and all of the reviews will be a part of Art 300. It might be too late to add this figure to your collection, but don’t sleep on these guys. I’m sure there will be a fourth wave. I hope there will be a fourth wave.

For more information about Ironhaus Productions, check out these links:
Ironhaus Productions on UofMUSCLE.com
Ironhaus Productions on Instagram
Ironhaus Productions’ Store
Ironhaus Productions’ Blog
Ironhaus Productions on Facebook

For more information about Ironhaus Productions Oz, check out these links:
Ironhaus Productions Oz’s Store
Ironhaus Productions Oz’s Blog
Ironhaus Productions Oz on Instagram
Ironhaus Productions Oz (Justin Gadze) on Facebook

For more information about Eric Nilla check out these links:
Eric Nilla on UofMUSCLE.com
Eric’s Blog
Eric Nilla on Instagram
Eric’s Store

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