Warning/guarantee: Peg Pals came out of some brainstorming I had at work, so I'm predisposed to like Batman Armored, plus the line as a whole. This figure was a low-run free giveaway at Toy Fair a few weeks ago, and I may have snagged a few on my way out. Other licenses like KISS, Marvel, and Star Trek were shown to the public with other licenses in varying stages of discussions. (Those are fun meetings, let me tell you.)
This is the very first figure in this line and, as always, things might change with the other ones - it's kind of early, but it's not too early to say they're about 2-inches tall and these little people should fit in with some of your other classic toys from decades past. It's all wood and paint. Unlike older, similar toys it is completely painted and also super glossy. The glossy finish was a happy accident of the early samples - it looked good, so it's now an intentional choice. The head is not articulated, and these are aged for adult collectors - 14+. Safety first!
The art walks the line between "cute" and "authentic." Other prototypes are coming and, if you ask me, the Star Trek ones are incredible. This one ain't bad either - it's even got a belt at the "waist" of the figure. Retail on non-exclusive figures should be around $5 each, and I'm hoping that these go on to have a nice long life and hopefully a decent cult following. (Hey, I'm involved with these so I'm being realistic.) If you think you might like something like this, I suggest snagging one if you can. I don't believe they'll take off to be the Next Big Thing, but odds are more releases will draw attention to them and therefore make any promo pieces a tiny bit more expensive, so do your trading now. We've got some appropriately 1970s ideas for DC comics that may well win you over... if nothing else, they make me happy.
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