Packaging - ***
Servicable enough. You can see the playset and accessories well, and
it's very sturdy.
I am always amazed at how stinky Mcfarlane toys are -
crack these open and expect a quick high off the fumes.
Also, it looks
like they are keeping the twisty tie makers in business all on there
own. Have some wire snips handy.
Accessories - ***
The house and bath sets have a ton of accessories, but the outhouse
doesn't. that's probably because of the detail that is in the
There is a neat little book though that fits
in Shrek's left hand. A little reading material is required of
course. A couple more accessories would have been appreciated.
Sculpt - ****
The sculpting on the 6" figures is nice - here it's really
amazing. For such a small scale, they've done an excellent job
capturing the character.
And the sculpting on the playset is
incredible - the details on the wood, the plants and lizards, the rocks
and grass...I was blown away.
Playset Quality - ****
The playset itself is great. The door swings open and closed, has
great little working handles on both sides, the toilet paper roll spins,
and there are two lids to the seat, just like real life.
Articulation - ***1/2
A great score for Mcfarlane Toys on articulation! There are nine
points on this small figure - neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists and
thighs. He stands great on his own, and this is just the right
amount of articulation for a figure this size.
Value - ***
As usual, how good a value this is will depend on where you buy it.
At Wal-marts I paid twelve bucks, which is slightly higher than the old
Monsters playsets. I wouldn't want to pay much more than that, but
it's a decent value at that price.
Expect to pay a little more for the
home playset - it comes in a bigger box and has a TON of accessories.