THE INCREDIBLES (DISNEY)
Next June will see the release of the highly anticipated sequel to Pixar’s smash-hit super hero movie The Incredibles, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The original is hands down my favorite Pixar offering, and I can’t wait to see more of that. I’m also hoping this means more toys, because, while the first film got a few at the time of its release, most of them were rather lacking. I’ve always felt that Disney’s in-house offerings were the best of the bunch, offering not only the best selection of characters from the film, but also the best overall action figures. Today, I’ll be taking a look at the Dash figure from that line.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Like his father, who I reviewed just a few months back, Dash was one of the six figures in the first assortment of Disney Store-exclusive The Incredibles figures. He’s seen here in his standard super-hero-ing attire, which he’s sporting for most of the film’s important action sequences. The figure stands about 4 inches tall and he has 14 points of articulation. Slightly less articulation than his dad (and he’s not really going to be pulling off any running poses), but on the flip-side he has a much easier time standing, and that’s certainly a plus. The scaling on Dash is a little off. He’s way too large when compared to the rest of the line’s figures. Like, he’s just a good inch too big. But, on top of that, he’s not even particularly consistent *internally* either. His head’s probably about twice the size it should be. Sure, he’s got a big head, but not that big. Beyond that, his sculpt is actually a pretty solid recreation of his design from the film. The head has a great recreation of his constant grin from the movie, and they’ve done a great job actually making the hair work. His paintwork is on par with his dad’s; the costume is mostly just basic work, but there’s some rather nice accenting on the face and hair. I did have a rather annoying issue with his gloves chipping, which was rather odd, since his boots never suffered from the same issue. Dash also has the light-up feature on his insignia, which throws off the color scheme of that section a slight bit, and is an odd design choice all around. But hey, at least it’s consistent, I guess.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
After being clued into the existence of these figures by my friend Cindy Woods (back when they were still new, of course), Dash was actually the very first one of them that I got. My parents made a special trip to the mall just to get him for me, and everything. He’s perhaps not one of the greatest figures ever, and he’s got some definite flaws, but he’s also still the best version of Dash on the market, and that’s certainly worth something.