Packaging - **
The boxes that these three come in are very plain with no window on the
front to even look at the doll you are about to open. There is also a
lack of Graphics any where on the boxes besides the Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire logo. It is also not very collector friendly. They
have tied the dolls into the support with ribbons and the robes are
sewed onto the cardboard they are stored on. I don’t really like the
boxes that much. The only thing I do like is that on the bottom it
tells you which doll you are getting. That is always a plus.
Sculpting - Harry ***,
When I saw the first pictures of these dolls I was really excited. The
Harry looked really good in the pictures and so did Hermione. Then Ron
came along and my opinion changed.
Ron has a horrible face sculpt.
He looks nothing like the actor at all. He has wigged hair, which looks
pretty good on him. It is identical to the movie. The only down side is
that the hair flicks out in the back. It might have something to do
with that stupid hair net he came in but still, that is the down side
of his hair. Ron is half an inch taller than both Ron and Hermione so
that is also a plus because Ron is supposed to be the tallest of the
trio. Ron’s right hand is permanently enclosed in a fist so that he can
hold his wand. His left hand is in and open sort of pose. The only
problem with the hole in the right hand is that it goes all the way
through the hand and the wand tends to go all the way through and fall
out of his hand.
Harry is the second best sculpt
in my opinion. He looks a little more like the actor but still not
quite. The scar on his head is painted on. It has a black line going
down through it to make the scar pop out more. I thought that was a
nice affect. He also has wigged hair and just like Ron, it flicks out
in the back. I still think it was because of that stupid hair net that
they came in to keep the hair from moving around and getting messed up.
Too bad the hair net itself messed up what it was supposed to protect.
Harry has the exact same hand poses and has the same problem with his
wand. I do believe that some of Ron’s parts were copied onto Harry, but
just made a little shorter. (Ron is bigger)
Hermione is the overall best
sculpt. She looks almost perfect to the actor and is just amazing in my
opinion. The pictures of Hermione did not do her justice. It made her
look chubby and like a little girl. In person she is sooooo much
better! Her hair is rooted into her head and very proportional to the
rest of her body. At first I felt it was a little too long, but after
awhile I began to like the length and soon I loved it. Her hair is very
curly and Tonner has made it so it will stay that way. Her hair is very
hard. It feels like someone’s hair with a lot of hair spray but much
more bendable and durable. She also has the same problem with her
hands. Also, her left hand has her index finger away from the rest of
her hand, while Harry and Ron’s are equal with their other
Paint - ****
There are no sloppy paint ops on these three figures at all. The eyes
are amazingly painted on with so much detail and you can almost see a
sort of shine in their eyes. The eyes almost make them very life-like.
Harry’s are an amazing blue, Ron’s are kind of a misty blue, and
Hermione’s are a nice brown/hazel color. The eyebrows also have a lot
of detail. You can see each individual hair that has been painted on.
Hermione’s are very thin and arched into the more feminine way. Harry’s
are very bushy and absolutely fantastic! Ron’s are thin, flat, and of
course red. The lips are painted a nice pink fleshy color. Hermione’s
are a deeper pink than Harry and Ron’s lips. I like the tone of the
skin that they used for the three dolls. Also, the eyelashes have been
painted into amazing detail. This paint is the best I’ve ever seen on
any Harry Potter thing ever.
Articulation - ***
I believe these three figures have very good articulation. They have
necks that can move from side to side and al little forward and
backward. It is not a complete ball joint neck though. The only problem
that I have is with Hermione. Her hair tends to weigh down her head and
it like to lean back on me at sudden times. The shoulders are ballpoint
and can move all around. The elbows are also jointed. The legs can move
in all directions. The knees are also jointed. The feet can move up and
down and left and right. Their hands can also move in a number of
different ways for their wands to be posed.
They can stand on the their own
but with a lot of adjusting. The leg and feet joints are not the best
and they tend to want to fall over. But they can stand on their own if
you do not want to use the stands. Hermione is actually the hardest to
make stand on her own. Her shoes are just really bad.
They can be made into a number
of different poses, especially without their robes, but I’ll get into
that in the outfit section, which is next!
Outfit - ****
These are the most amazing outfits I have ever seen on any Harry potter
product ever! They come in their school clothes, which includes: Harry
and Ron-white shirt, pants, house sweater, tie, robe, socks, and shoes,
Hermione-white shirt, skirt, house sweater, tie, robe, stockings and
The white collared shirt is made
out of real cotton, I think. They have real buttons and come with
little snappers under the buttons so you are able to take the shirt off
the way you would a regular shirt.
The pants and skirt are made out
of a nice linty material that looks good on the figures and makes it
look like the pants from the movie.
The house sweaters are
AMAZING!!!!!!!!! They are made out of the exact same wool that is used
to make the movie sweaters. They look exactly like the movie sweaters!
The only problem I have with them are the little hook things in the
back that is keeping the sweater on. They seem to be making a permanent
holes in the back of the sweater.
The ties are different from the
movie but have a nice effect with the figure. The only problem I have
with these is that they are sewn onto the shirt and are not sewed on
straight and tend to go lopsided a lot. Also, the tie does not form an
entire loop on the neck and just cuts off where they are sewn on. It
does not look good at all form the back of the figure.
The robes are very true to the
movie. They are black on the outside and maroon on the inside. They fit
nicely on the dolls. They are a little bulky at first but will settle
with time. They also tend to be a problem when you want to pose the
arms. It seems that the robe kind of weighs on the joints a little and
the pose you put the figure in might go away after awhile. There is a
HUGE problem with the robes though. The crest. I hate them so much. My
crests have almost been completely chipped off! Harry has a little of
his crest left, Ron has only a little of his crest gone, and Hermione
has half of her crest gone. For dolls of this expense I would have
expected more. This made the outfit loose a star.
Harry and Ron come wth nice
black dress socks. The socks are made out of a thin black material.
They go nicely with the two figures. Hermione’s has gray thick
stockings that cover all of her legs and feet and also go nicely with
The shoes for the two boys are
very nicely done. They are sculpted out of a nice rubber material and
come with real shoelaces. I don’t like Hermione’s shoes. They are
basically hard bottoms with a pleather or leather material on top. Then
there is the elastic strap that keeps them on her feet. These were a
pain to get on. It took me three minutes per shoe. I feel that it would
have been better to have sculpted the shoes out of the same material as
Harry and Ron’s shoes.
Accessories - ***
All these dolls come with are
their bases and wands. The wands have no detail what so ever. They are
basic black sticks made from some sort of wood-like material. The
bottoms of the wands are painted the color of the hands so that it can
blend in with the hole on the bottom of the wand holding hand. I think
Tonner should have made each characters’ own specific wand for the
film. It would have been a lot better and a lot cooler if they had made
the wands more detailed.
The bases are horrible! The
metal part that holds the figure is loose in the base and it make the
figures lean forward a little. Ron is the only good base that I got out
of the three figures. Also, the bases cannot hold the figures weight.
Because of the figures leaning forward, the bases want to lean with the
figure and then bases and figure go tumbling off the shelf. This has
happened to me with Harry. It was a very high shelf too. I suggest that
you glue the metal into the base if you want to display the figures on
Harry also comes with his
glasses. The glasses fit nicely and the lenses are not to big like a
lot of the other Harry Potter figures. The glasses are not the same as
in the movie though. They have black-rimmed lenses and golden ear