Wednesday, October 19, 2016

31 Days of Toy Terror Lives: Headless Horseman from Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 7 by Fisher-Price

 I feel like "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a story that most people can tell but that few people have read. I've always been a fan of the tale as far back as I can remember but I only read the book when I was in high school around the time when Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow was released (still one of my favorite Tim Burton films and horror films overall). I reread it a few years ago and it's still an amazingly haunting piece of prose that manages to be both chilling and beautifully written. That's your homework assignment for the day: Go read "The Legend of Sleep Hollow" by Washington Irving. Right now, though, we're looking at the Headless Horseman from series 7 of the blind-bagged Imaginext Collectible Figures Series. I love how random the character selection in this line can be and Series 7 might be my favorite. Let's take a closer look at this rather handsome figure, shall we? He looks so familiar!

 The Facts:

Height: 2 7/8ths inches

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

Accessories: Jack o' Lantern headpiece and sword.

Non-Scalper Price: $3-$4 dollars
 The Positives:

* The sculpt on this guy is awesome. Rather than making the Headless Horseman truly headless, Fisher-Price went with a translucent green head and arms to represent his ghostly body. That was a great idea! I love the mysterious green skin with the dark brown and black 18th century military gear. This guy is one heck of a figure.

 * Whether you're collecting these yourselves or buying these for the kids, you can appreciate that Imaginext figures are really well built. The articulation feels sturdy and you can have quite a bit of fun with these. My little one loves playing with these and so do I. They're just fun toys overall.

* Not only is the Headless Horseman portrayed with green, ethereal skin but his ghostly body also glows in the dark! Yup, out this guy under the lights for a few minutes and you can then use him to find your way in the dark. OK, maybe the glow isn't that strong, but it's still a really cool feature.

* As you can tell if you look to the left or right of this review, I love jack o' lanterns and have no problems with plopping one on my head. That's another reason why I'm so crazy about this figure: That jack o' lantern headpiece! It's so cool! It's attached to a flowing black cape and even has the little Imaginext "i" as the clasp.

* This is a pretty slick sword. I love the look of it. Major props given that it's molded in a nice silverish plastic, too!
 The Negatives:

* The paintwork on the pumpkin and the cloak is a bit iffy. There's a lot of slop here for this being such a simple piece.
I feel like every time I've reviewed a figure in Imaginext series 7 I've said that it was possibly my favorite figure. I think, though, that this guy is my definitive favorite in the series. He's just so darn cool, especially the glowing green skin. Yeah, the pumpkin headpiece could have used a bit tighter paintjob, but overall this guy is still a Great and a 1/2 figure. He's probably one of my favorite Imaginext figures ever! Yes, I'm biased towards folks with pumpkin heads, but this guy really does impress for being an action figure under 3 inches. I hope Imaginext's blind bagged series has a long healthy lifespan and that we continue to see more unusual figures in the line.

Keep checking back here every day in October for more Toy Terror! Also, make sure to check out the Toy Bloggers United contest being hosted here this month! For more 31 Days of Toy Terror, check out my Hokey Halloween Horror page for spooky fun from 2016 and years past!


  1. AAAAHHHH I NEED THIS!! Oh man! I'm freakin' out! There's already a me-shaped hole in the wall as I run out the door to find this!

    1. Are you on the Imaginext Generation Facebook page? There's a lot of helpful people there. That's how I got my set of these. Some dude actually found them on sale or clearance and sold the sets at cost. It's a good community.

  2. I did not know this set existed! I thought we were still on the set w/o monsters!

    1. Nope! We got Monsters here, too! Now we need a Bride of Frankenstein and an Invisible Man!


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