Disney Magical Collection Wave 29
The Three Musketeers

Coheteboy is back with another great review of a new series of Disney Magical Collection mini-figures.  Tell us all about them, CB!

Tomy in Japan continues its tradition of unique Disney toys with its latest assortment with the stylings to coincide with Mickey's latest animated offering on DVD: The Three Musketeers. There are three figures in this wave so it's fitting that Mickey, Goofy, and Donald are offered.

Packaging - ***
With every series of figures that come out, I care less and less about the packaging and more about the toy inside. And as a toy collector, that's the greatest thing. The packaging adequately serves its purpose, and if I could read Japanese, it would probably get a higher score! On the back of each card is a photo still from the film along with a small description.

Sculpting - ***1/2
Tomy has been really great in this series providing fantastic sculpts of all the Disney Characters. All three figures in this wave carry the same solid sculpts as seen previously. Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are given more stern expressions this time which is a welcome change. The rest of the body are all well sculpted as well, ready for action. 

Paint - ***
The overall paint application is generally pretty good. I haven't noticed any errors and the colors are all well applied. Even the stripe in the costumes are done well as are the buckle on the shoe, things that would usually be the first to get dropped. 

Articulation - *1/2
This is the area which is sure to disappoint toy fans. Here's the first time we get some "action star" versions of the gang so it's a shame that they come with so few points of articulation.

Mickey only has two points of articulation, one in the neck and a rotating left arm. Donald also has a mere two points in the neck and his right arm.

Goofy fares slightly better with articulation in both arms and neck... a total number of three. Not too good.

Accessories - ***
With the sculpt and paint being decent and poor articulation, it's good to know that at least the accessories are pretty decent. All three have the same amount of accessories which include a small base, a sword or lance, and a removable hat. While the base and weapons are generally the same, each hat is uniquely fit for the figure. 

Fun Factor - **1/2
The Disney Magical Collection is generally more collector geared so these aren't toys to be played with, but rather DISplayed. But still... there's a certain "fun factor" of actually seeing these cool figures on the shelf, am I right? 

Value - **1/2
Yikes, at $10 a pop, this certainly is a collector only price-point, as these figures are generally in the same scale as Star Wars figures but a whole lot less articulation. 

Overall - ***
These figures are definitely for the more hard core Disney fan. Heck, I haven't even rented this direct to video movie and I was suckered into buying these figures. You can't go wrong with Mickey, Donald, and Goofy! Of course if you really liked the movie, then you can add to the score accordingly.

Packaging - ***
Sculpt - *** 1/2
Paint - ***
Articulation - * 1/2
Accessories - ***
Fun Factor - **1/2
Value - ** 1/2
Overall - ***

Where to buy:
I picked up my set at a private retailer that sells imports, but you might be able to get this through ebay.


Figure from the collection of Coheteboy.

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