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Disney Ultimates

Disney Ultimates Robin Hood

So, wow. I feel like I am pretty good at picking out good parts of figures to keep my disappointment levels down, but this figure… I just can’t. And I am not sure how this happened. One of the worst signs that a figure is a mess, is when it breaks, doing basic actions, almost right out of the package. Which happened here. I have gone through tons and tons of figures, and very few just break, right out of the package, with basic operation. Especially on a “Premium” level figure like this, the Disney Ultimates Robin Hood from Super 7.

In this case, it was swapping out the head. Give it a little back and forth and a pull, and as expected, as I have had happen with thousands of figures before, the head comes off. What wasn’t supposed to happen, is the peg sheered off and was stuck inside the head. Just for a contrast, in the same BBTS Box, I got another figure I’ll cover later, the Japanese Spider-man, Marvel Legends, and his joints were super stiff for a Marvel Figure, but they didn’t sheer off upon trying to move them. They just stuck, so I stuck it near the heat vent to warm it up and loosen it a bit.

No luck here, now, not only will the head not stay on, but the other heads can’t be attached. I have sort of “fixed” this by sticking some sticky tack on the neck peg, which I have done sometimes when swapping ill fitting heads. But it’s not the same.

The head isn’t the only problem though, the whole figure feels very cheap on the plastic, particularly the tail and I’m worried about losing hand pegs like the head peg. He also can’t hold his bow at all. None of the hands work, it only can be “held” by letting it sit loosely in his hand and sort of, resting it against his body or the floor. The arrow on the extra head is also severely bent out of the package. His quiver also does not want to stay in place, at all. I get that they don’t want peg holes or anything, but a slight bit of clever sculpting on the shoulders or strap could have created a little nub or catch that would keep it somewhat in place.

The sculpt is nice at least. The stork costume is interesting, and basically replaces 90% of the figure, but I’m worried about more breakage so I’m just, not going to bother. In test fitting the Stork Legs to the Squatting Bottom Legs, I couldn’t get them to even stay on well anyway.

This is such a disappointment. This figure was delayed by almost 2 years and the previously released Prince John figure, is really really nice. Like, “top figure of the year” nice. It’s also extra disappointing because the only halfway decent Robing Hood figure ever is a 25 year old McDonald’s toy, and it seems like this may still be the case.