Monday, June 29, 2015

Action Figure Review: Ghost from Imaginext Collectible Figures Series 5 from Fisher-Price


     Sometimes a figure gets my highest marks because the figure does everything right: Excellent sculpting, solid, quality articulation, inspired paintwork, and fun, useful accessories. Other times, a figure gets my highest marks because of personal bias. Today's figure is absolutely an example of a figure that gets the highest marks because of personal biases. It has multiple things that I love. Is it a ghost? Heck yeah it's a ghost, broseph! Does that ghost glow in the dark? It does indeed. Is there an Imaginext skeleton underneath the removable sheet? Affirmative, sir! Is that skeleton neon green and translucent? By the sheer hotness of Harley Quinn, you'd better believe! Seriously, this is by far the most amazing Imaginext figure ever made and if you don't own it I'm not sure that I can ever trust you or be your friend. Ready for a look at this spooky specter? Then join me after the break...





The Facts:
Height: 2 7/8ths inches

Articulation: Hinged hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel wrists, and a swivel neck.

Accessories: Sheet

Non-Scalper Price: $3-$4 dollars








The Positives:

*This is an awesome toy. It glows, it's translucent, and it's durable. The skeleton is built the same as any other standard Imaginext figure which is just fine as he's durable and nicely articulated for being so small. I need an army of these!




*Holy snap! This guy is an amazing, beautiful translucent green! Seriously, the only thing that could improve this figure is if he tasted like a green freeze pop. I mean, this is a beautiful color of green and it just looks amazing! It's the color of lime jello or the mucus Tick. How can you not love this toy! His eyes are a darker green which looks awesome and makes him more intimidating!

*The sculpt is great! I know Imaginext isn't big on reusing too many sculpts but was this guy part of one of the earlier pirate sets? I don't care! He's amazing! He's got...bones and stuff all over. With a little extra paint Fisher-Price could easily turn this guy into Scareglow from Masters of the Universe if they chose to. They've already made so many MOTU homages in this line already that they just need to dive in!

*The sheet is an awesome accessory! It's made from a soft plastic that easily fits over the good old nuclear skeleton hear, turning him into the Ghost! Boo!!! Did I mention that he glows in the dark? He totally does. Not only do his sheets have some nice wrinkles and folds on them but the glow in the dark plastic that they are molded in looks great and has a nice, strong glow to it. This guy looks awesome hanging out with the other monstrous Imaginext figures.


The Negative:

*If you don't own this figure than you're a weenie. That's the negative.


     This figure is just so darn fun! I belong in a tree because I'm a nut for Imaginext figures! They're great toys and I have fun displaying them and playing with them with my little one. She's a bit too young to play with them on her own and unsupervised which means that I get to join in on the fun! The Ghost is an excellent addition to the roster of monsters they've been building up in the Collectible Figures Series, including the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Gillman, the Zombie, the Witch, and the Werewolf whom I'll review later this week. The Ghost just fires on oh so many cylinders and I'm loving it! Easily an Epic figure!

I've reviewed two other figures from this series so far: Cyclops and Chinese Warrior.

I've reviewed quite a few other Imaginext Collectible Figures, including:Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 2 by Fisher-Price
"Bigfoot"
Frankenstein's Monster

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 3 by Fisher-Price
Gillman
Zombie

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 4 by Fisher-Price
Basketball Player
Boxer
Clown
Evil Robot
Mad Scientist
Snowboarder
Space Gorilla
Witch

I've also reviewed other Imaginext lines:DC Superfriends Imaginext by Fisher Price
Clayface
The Joker
The Joker & Harley Quinn

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Imaginext by Fisher-Price
Putty Patrol Pack

13 comments:

  1. Oh, man! This one is awesome. I haven't seen it, I need to look harder.

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    1. They're pretty new and kind of came out of nowhere. Fortunately, I feel like Imaginext minis have been pretty easy to find after they've been out for a bit. I tend to just buy a set on Ebay as soon as I can as I don't have many options near me. And I like instant gratification!

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    1. I had a suspicion this guy would be right up your alley.

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  4. So awesome! You've got me hooked. Where'd you buy him from?

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    1. I bought him on Ebay. I bought all of series 5 as one set from someone.

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    1. Yeah, this guy is amazing. So, so much fun!

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  6. Imagienxt's first Skeleton was "Bones the Skeleton" from the Target & Fisher-price.com exclusive Battle Arena theme. Since they made that figure they've re-released it in different colors and paint schemes but as just random skeletons, not a unique character. This sculpt is all new as the arms, legs & torso/pelvis are all new. There was a Steam Punk Skeleton pirate captain in a 2-pack with a Steam Punk Humand pirate captain and that skeleton's sculpt was unique but not like this one.

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    1. Very cool to know. I've almost picked up some of the pirate skeleton two packs before but I always end up grabbing something else instead.

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  7. Very cool-looking figure (for Imaginex)...
    and rather "creepy" for a kid's toy... we like that... thanks for posting this one, good Sir...

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    1. I'm all about some creepy kid's toys. My four year old is into spooky stuff, too, so we have a lot of fun with these.

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