Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

     Finally! The Wolfman is here! Since the Mummy appeared in series 1 of the Imaginext Collectible Figure the dream has been to be able to assemble the core Universal Monsters in this line. Series 2 added Frankenstein's Monster into the mix while series 3 gave us Dracula and the very cool Gillman. Series 4 didn't have the Wolfman figure that we all expected, so we were left without the Monster Squad crew for a bit longer (although the Witch was still an nice addition). Finally, though, we have the Wolfman. Arooo! Ready for a look at this guy? Grab yourself some wolfsbane and a silver bullet and join me after the break...

The Facts

Height: 2 7/8ths inches

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

Accessories: Shackles

Non-Scalper Price: $3-$4 dollars

The Positives:

* I love how unique each Imaginext figure is! The sculpt and paint are always a treat and even though the majority of the figures are built the same way, the unique sculpts really help differentiate every figure in the line. The Wolfman has some excellent tufts of fur sculpted onto his body. He's even sculpted with a bit of a hunch as well, showing off his canine features. His jeans are a bit tattered but are still hanging on to his new physique. This is an excellent classic depiction of your garden variety Wolfman.

* Nearly every Imaginext figure comes with some cool little extra and the Woflman is no exception! He comes with a set of shackles that have been used to try and contain his rage. Did he put these on voluntarily or has he been captured by a werewolf hunter? Who knows? The sculpt is nice and the Wolfman easily fits inside.

The Negatives:

* The Wolfman doesn't have a bad headsculpt and face, but I wish his mouth were showing more teeth rather than just having a bit of a frown with two teeth painted on. Something a bit more monstrous would have definitely been preferable.

     While the Wolfman is probably the most anticipated figure in this series due to him adding more to the main Universal Monsters roster (will we ever see a Bride of Frankenstein in some more generic fashion here?) he turned out to not be the best figure in series 5. That's not because he's a bad figure, though: It's because most of this wave has just been insanely good. At the end of the day this guy gets a Great rating. He's well worth picking up, but he's just not as impressive as the Ghost, the Ogre, or the Fly.

I've reviewed six other figures from this series so far: Cyclops, Chinese Warrior. Genie, the Fly, the Crash Test Dummy, and the Ghost.

I've reviewed quite a few other Imaginext Collectible Figures, including:

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 2 by Fisher-Price
Frankenstein's Monster

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 3 by Fisher-Price

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

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

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


  1. The monsters have all turned out great so far, but seeing them together in that last shot reminds me that they're friggin' AWESOME. They just look fantastic all together!

    1. I felt an amazing sense of completion when assembling these ghouls. They really do look great and any no additions are simply icing on an already amazing cake.

  2. Really looking forward to finding this guy!


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