I picked up a Fi?ures packed because I had some store credit that needed to be spent, and I wound up with the Cat Burglar. This is pretty nifty - I have some safe-crackers, but no cat burglars. I love the accessories, I dig the outfit, and the red hair is a nice touch. I'll say the triangular eyes are a bit silly - I mean, the mask lets us know he's probably not a great guy - and the crowbar confirms it. He's going to pry open some stuff and then hit people with it.
Playmobil figures are simple, but they're all about the details. Grey hands and cuffs give the figure gloves under a black leather jacket. He also has a blue and white striped shirt, and black pants with cargo pockets. The aforementioned mask is almost alien in design, but it illustrates the point - this is a bad guy.
Articulation is the usual 6 points and the figure is the standard 3-inches tall. As always, it's pretty good - you have to assemble it after pouring the parts out of the foil bag, and in my case there were no extra cuffs or other small accessories.
With no set around the figure, the toy's personality comes from the child and the accessories. A two-piece duffel bag snaps together and nothing was really included to put inside it or to open it once you click it in place. It looks great in his hand, and odds are there's something really cool in there. The crowbar is a delight for prying and/or jimmying, and a great accessory for kids - it adds to other sets you may already own and what kid didn't want a crowbar? I mean, I know I did. When I went to college, some of the first things I did included trying Count Chocula - which my parents wouldn't let me try - and buying a crowbar, just to have one, just in case. It did come in handy. Best to not continue on there. Where was I going with this? Oh yeah - crowbars are awesome and all kids should have access to one.
Playmobil figures are amazing in that they can act as avatars for us in a play world, or just sit around as a neat collectible. My Playmobil #5504 Hobo set was a big influence on this site and my buying in to this line, and I'd happily buy sets with the sole intent of handing whatever accessories or gear over to him. Perhaps someone out there is as similarly delighted at having a robber break in to and burgle buildings. I like this one, but as a random grab I can't say I was overly delighted or disappointed to find it in the bag moments before I sat down to write this. If you have the means, you may as well pick one up - where else are you going to get a duffel bag and a crowbar? That's a recipe for a fun night out.
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