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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Action Figure Review: Crash Test Dummy from Imaginext Collectible Figures Series 5 by Fisher-Price
Height: 2 7/8th inches
Articulation: None. He's rubbery.
Accessories: Traffic cone
Non-Scalper Price: $3-$4 dollars
*I always start with the positives, so I cannot deny that this is a nice looking minifigure. He retains the standard Imaginext style regarding his proportions and such while still having a body reminiscent of a real life crash test dummy (he also looks just a bit like C-3PO). The paint applications are pretty neat and clean and he (or she) has a very plain, expressionless facial expression.
* So...the Crash Test Dummy is not built like a regular Imaginext figure. It is instead simply a solid piece of rubbery plastic. I was really shocked when I opened this figure as I assumed it would have the same articulation as every other figure in the line. I'm not opposed to Fisher-Price trying something unique with a figure (different figures have different needs) but this guy isn't even a bendy toy: He's just rubbery. He really can't sit properly in any Imaginext vehicle that I own nor can he interact much. He's a big rubbery mannequin. I have to admit that I'm pretty disappointed in how he turned out as I had high hopes for him. I can kind of see what Fisher-Price was going for but the execution just feels very underwhelming.
I've reviewed five other figures from this series so far: Cyclops, Chinese Warrior. Genie, the Fly, and the Ghost.
I've reviewed quite a few other Imaginext Collectible Figures, including:
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 2 by Fisher-Price
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 3 by Fisher-Price
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 4 by Fisher-Price
I've also reviewed other Imaginext lines:DC Superfriends Imaginext by Fisher Price
The Joker & Harley Quinn
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Imaginext by Fisher-Price
Putty Patrol Pack
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Ya know, somehow, I l ike the idea that he's rubbery. I mean, I would still like a normal one, but this idea still intrigues me. I'll have to see how I feel when I get him in hand.ReplyDelete
I might have overreacted but somehow it feels cheaper to me. I can see where it's kind of neat but I definitely don't like that he really can't be posed.Delete
The Imaginext Plastic Man is made the same way.ReplyDelete
Interesting. Is he stretchy in any way too?Delete
My son just got this figure. He HATES it. He can't really play with it with all of his other Imaginext figures. He's so upset his dad is going to get him another one.ReplyDelete
Exactly. It just doesn't interact with the vehicles and action pads too well.Delete
Hopefully he'll get a better figure next time. Heck, any figure in Series 5 is better than this one. Series 5 is amazing overall except for the Dummy.