Accessories - ***
Shrek comes with a great broad sword, and an excellent helmet. Both
these accessories work well with the figure, although it takes some work
to get it on his head correctly. Be careful pushing his ears in an
putting the helmet on.
The sword fits well in his hand, and overall the
accessories are great.
Articulation - **
Gee, little articulation. No real surprise here. Shrek has
neck, shoulders, hips and wrists. There's also a couple other
joints, uh, sort of. The Dragon Battlin' version has jointed
'ears'. That is so they can be pushed back into his head to allow
for the helmet to fit on.
Shrek stands alright in certain positions, but
tends to be top heavy. Kids should have fun with him though, and
that's really the point of this line.
Value - **1/2
$7 seems to be the standard rate for figures these days, but it's still
high for a figure with only a couple accessories and little articulation.
It's a sharp looking line, but how well it does will depend heavily on the
movie. The only figure in the set that really stands out is Shrek.
The donkey is, well, a donkey, and the Lord Farquaad isn't much to look
at. I haven't seen the dragon yet, but I have a hunch it will look
Where to Buy:
On the street, you can find these at Meijers ($7), Wal-mart ($6), and at
some Toys R Us stores. With the movie hitting soon, they should
start swamping all the retail outlets.