Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 11 Collectible Figures Radiation Man Fisher-Price, 2018
Day #2,018: August 30, 2018
Radiation Man Return of Battle Beasts
Imaginext Series 11 Blind-Bagged Collectible Figures
Item No.: Asst. FMW53 No. FMW53 Manufacturer:Fisher-Price Includes:Staff Action Feature:n/a Retail:$2.99 Availability: June 2018 Other: Look for #58 on upper-left of the foil packet on the back
I was charmed enough by this Radiation Man to pick it up with some other figures from series 11 when I was out hunting X-Ray Man, Triple Threat Snake, and the pair of wrestlers. Fisher-Price has some huge fans of 1970s and 1980s toys on its Imaginext team, so they tend to go a little bit far into easter eggs and details you might not see elsewhere. Rather than do a guy in a hazmat suit, they cracked the window on the helmet and show you a ghoulish green skull, which reacts to black light and has the flesh melted off. Dark, man.
The 3-inch figure doesn't have a jointed neck thanks to the helmet, but the shoulders, hips, and wrists all move. The shoulders have a full range of rotation, allowing you to fling his arms forward to menace the Scooby-Doo gang that was sold at Toys R Us until their recent setbacks. The orange figure has a hazard symbol too, with clean orange bits and painted grey highlights - some of mine were a little banged up. As I picked the bag fresh out of a new case, that was a bit of a bummer.
His accessory is a drum of radioactive waste, overflowing with green goo. It doesn't glow, but it does sport something that amuse you - it says "TM & C DC COMICS" on the back as the mold was previously used as an accessory in The Joker's Garbage Truck set.
With a window cut in the helmet to let light in so you can see the skull, you can tell the manufacturer put some thought in to making this a better-than-average action figure for the price. If you have any run-of-the-mill hero figures, it's someone for them to fight - or menace. Maybe the undead skull face is secretly time-traveling Skeletor, or a Hazard-Viper, or some other reference to a movie I haven't seen. I might not have a lot to do with this figure over time, but it's charming enough that it was worth the three bucks.
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