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Saturday, December 8, 2018
Minifigure Review: Alien from Playtive Junior: Series 1 by Lidl
Height: 1 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Hinged waist, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Laser pistol
Non-Scalper Price: $1
* I just like the look of this guy. He's very simple but the green skin, unusual body shape, and shirt design that kind of reminds me of the 1980s Lego Space figures won me over.
* The single eye and the antennae are painted but they look cool. I love the clear dome, though. It reminds me of the domes from an 80's building toy series I can't quite remember the name of but that I owned. I don't think it was Construx. Wait, it was Zaks! Remember Zaks? And here's a picture of the dome! They could be used as eyes, heads for space figures, or placed on G.I. Joe figures to make diving helmets.
* The Playtive Junior minifigures do have some articulation, kind of like a Playmobil Klicky, actually. The waist is hinged while the arms and neck are simple swivels. He feels durable and well made.
* I dig the laser pistol, too. That's a cool extra that makes the figure just a bit more fun. It's bright orange and has a great retro feel to it.
* The side of the figure looks a bit odd and the legs seem to have scratches in the plastic. It's not terribly noticeable but it is a bit odd.
This is the first figure from the Playtive Junior line that I've reviewed on Action Figure Barbecue.