#NewToyTuesday – Disney’s “Zootopia”: Figures Review
January 12, 2016

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For today’s “New Toy Tuesday” I’ll be taking a look at Tomy’s line of figures for the new Disney animated film “Zootopia”. The movie is about a world inhabited by highly evolved animals that live in a civilized society similar to our world. The story is a buddy action-adventure comedy about a street smart fox named Nick Wilde teaming up with a rookie police bunny named Judy Hopps to solve a mystery. I’m very excited for this movie because it not only looks fun but also reminds me of the very cool comic book series “Blacksad”, which I highly recommend.

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First off I’ll be looking at this set featuring Nick and his convertible. The set features an exclusive Nick in a different color scheme. The set also comes with a parking meter accessory, which at first seemed strange but maybe it is important to the plot of the movie. I like the inclusion of the accessory because I feel it feeds into the essence of this toy line: world building.

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This action figure line reminds me of Imaginext or similar toy lines that are like action figure starter kits for younger kids. Those lines are about building a little world for kids to create and expand upon. “Zootopia” seems perfect for that type of play, in fact I found these figures in the aisle for Imaginext and similar types of figures at Target.

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These figures are better quality than those for younger kids. They have great paint apps and details. I really like this sculpt of Nick and love how on-model he is. Probably my favorite detail of this set is the fact that the car even has a little parking ticket on the windshield.

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Next I’ll be taking a quick look of the Target exclusive set of “Zootopia” figures that features 14 characters from the basic line. Full disclosure only 6 of these figures are fully articulated, another 2 have limited articulation, the remaining 6 are small unarticulated figurines that are actually pack-ins with the basic figure line. Featured below are the 6 fully articulated figures:

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Judy Hopps –

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Nick Wilde –

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Officer Clawhauser –

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Officer McHorn –

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Mayor Lionheart –

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Kevin –

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These next two figures have limited articulation:

Finnick  (head & tail articulation) –

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Assistant Mayor Bellwether –

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These little guys are the pack-ins:

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Overall I really like this line. It is not a line for collectors and is definitely more kid-friendly, even possibly aimed at the younger spectrum. Still I’m impressed by the quality which at worst are like higher end versions of Disney Store exclusive figures, which is still very nice. I’d recommend these to Disney fans and Imaginext collectors alike. “Zootopia” hits theaters March 4th!

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Cesar Zamora
Born and raised in El Paso, TX. I grew up collecting and displaying toys. My love for action figures has only been strengthened by the fact that the internet provides a community to share that love with. I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA freelance writing and buying too many toys.
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