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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Action Figure Review: Welder from Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 8 by Fisher-Price
Height: 2 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel wrists, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Welding pack and cutting tool.
Non-Scalper Price: $3-$4 dollars
* I'm always happy with the quality and the articulation on these little guys. While they're only about 2 7/8ths inches, they remind me a lot of some of the various toylines of the 1980s and 1990s due to the random character selection, the durability, and the accessories.
* The Welder does have a pretty cool appearance. His hair looks appropriately sweaty for someone engaged in welding (that's some hot business) and he's also rocking a soul patch. He's also sporting some bright orange coveralls and two different types of knee pads. I guess the Welder just threw on whatever was around, huh?
* I like the inclusion of the thick, heavy welding gloves. I remember wearing thick, heavy gloves like this back in "Creative Mechanics" in high school. I also discovering that a pair of gloves I was using had a hole in them when my hand got burned. Finding a piece of your skin accidentally stuck to a piece of hot metal is no fun at all.
* The back of the Welder's contraption has some fuel tanks to supply the welding torch. It's a cool design with a nice amount of detail and a few paint highlights.
* I'm also digging this handy dandy tool that the Welder comes with. I don't know the technical name for it, but it looks pretty slick and extremely useful.
* I do dislike that the Welder's welding mask is permanently affixed in the up position. It would have been really cool if it had been able to flip up and down.
* There is a lot of cool detail on the Welder's coveralls, but the bright orange pant and lack of any highlights at all just wash these details away.
The Welder is a Great little figure. He easily has the best accessories in this series and a fun design. He's not off the wall crazy or anything, but he's a very solid and interesting design. I like him and would possibly consider him my second favorite figure in this set. He's another one well worth tracking down if you're looking for the most interesting figures only.
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Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 3 by Fisher-Price (2014)
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Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 6 by Fisher-Price (2015)
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Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 7 by Fisher-Price (2016)
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 8 by Fisher-Price (2017)