Longtime Lurker, first time poster.
I'm posting this here becuase I've appreciated your Imaginext coverage and figure that surely some people that work on the line browse the board. So here's some post-Christmas feedback!
I've been collecting Imaginext for a few years now and have a 6 year old who is REALLY into the line.
I have to say that Imaginext is one of the best lines produced today. It's just really well done in every aspect.
BUT, Yesterday and today, Imaginext was the cause of a lot of frustration for my little guy. It seems as if someone handed the basic figure blank to whomever designs the vehicles, and told them to design the vehicles around it. That seems fine, except the little fire truck that comes with the Rescue City won't really hold the Firemen if he has his uniform on. The cab won't completely close. The Rescue helicopter is the same way. Neither of us could really get the medic/pilot to sit in there even without his uniform. The Alpha Star Spaceship is the same way. Can't get the astronaut in the flyer with his helmet on.
In years past, when the vehicles were larger, the cockpits were fairly spacious, allowed for a lot of clearance, and were easy for my son to put the figures in. But now the cockpits are so small, I have to help him put the figures inside. He's already lost the Alpha Star's pilot helmet somewhere since he has to keep taking it off to put him inside. Needless to say, Christmas playtime didn't go as smoothly as my wife and I had hoped. Everything else with the products was fine, but the fun-factor was sadly diminished because of the above-mentioned issues. Just make the cockpits a smidge longer/wider/taller so kids can easly put them in and so the characters can keep their clothes on!
Now as a collector, I HAVE to show my appreciation for a couple little details that are completely lost on my son.
The Wizard from the tower has a very Skeletoresque costume:
and the underside of the Wizard tower, in the dungeon, I found a relief of the MOTU Castle Grayskull dungeon sticker!
So... why don't we have Imaginext MOTU yet? There's no other license more perfect for it!
Thanks for all your work!