Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Minifigure Review: Tan Surfer from Imaginext Collectible Figures Series 12 by Fisher-Price

    I've picked up every figure in the Imaginext Collectibles Figures Series and while I like most of them, every now an then there is a dud. For me those duds are usually the sports themed figures. I'm just not that interested in most sports in general and the designs tend to be fairly dull. Today I'm checking out what is referred to as the Tan Surfer, though I'll just be calling him the Surfer for the sake of brevity. Let's check him out after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 2 7/8ths inches

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

Accessories: Surfboard

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

* 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.

* This guy's fairly generic to me with the most interesting aspect being the shell anklets. Radical, bro.

 * The surfboard is not bad. A little dull, but the shape is good, the figure stands on it well, and the Imaginext "i" logo is prominent as part of the design of the board.
 The Negatives:

* The Surfer isn't a bad looking figure but he's just so dull. Tan shirt, jean shorts, and a regular looking dude-bro. Not much interesting going on here. I really wish Imaginext had made this guy a bit more interesting.
   The Tan Surfer gets an Eh and a 1/2 from me. There's technically wrong with the figure but he's just dull and unexciting. Imaginext figures used to come with a lot of extra armor overlays or extra accessories that made even the duller figures more exciting. Imaginext has largely moved away from those and, frankly, it's a bit disappointing. Maybe it's been a cost cutting measure? Anyways, this guy's rather dull and fairly uninspired when compared to some of the stranger and more eclectic Imaginext figures out there. If you're looking for him (or want to avoid him) he's stamped as #61 on the package.

This is the first Tan Surfer I've reviewed. For more Imaginext Collectible Figures Series reviews check out the following:

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 2 by Fisher-Price (2014)
Frankenstein's Monster

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 3 by Fisher-Price (2014)

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 4 by Fisher-Price (2015)
Basketball Player
Evil Robot
Mad Scientist
Space Gorilla

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 5 by Fisher-Price (2015)
Chinese Warrior
Crash Test Dummy
Warrior Queen

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 6 by Fisher-Price (2015)
4 Arm Alien
Chicken Suit
Dino Mech
Female Pilot

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 7 by Fisher-Price (2016)
Disco Guy 
Headless Horseman
Mariachi Skeleton
Martial Artist 

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 8 by Fisher-Price (2017)
Future Cop
Moto Rider
Pizza Chef
Puppet Boy
Woodland Mystic 

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 10 by Fisher-Price (2018)
2-Headed Monster 
Astronaut Boy w/ Alien Pet
Dragon Warrior 
Elf Warrior 
Hockey Player
Hot Dog Guy 

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 11 by Fisher-Price (2018)
Biohazard Skeleton
Centaur Horse Man
Fish Robot
Muscle Men
Snake Man
X-Ray Alien

Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 12 by Fisher-Price (2019)
Black Clawtron Robot
Empire State "Big" Robot Building 

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