Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 6 Collectible Figures Chicken Suit Fisher-Price, 2015
Day #2,036: November 1, 2018
Chicken Suit Fast Food Purgatory
Imaginext Series 6 Blind-Bagged Collectible Figures
Item No.: Asst. CDX70 No. DMG99 Manufacturer:Fisher-Price Includes:Chicken hat, chicken pants Action Feature:n/a Retail:$2.99 Availability: October 2015 Other: Look for #06 on upper-left of the foil packet on the back
I was not intending on buying more Imaginext, but I stumbled on an unmolested series 6 box in the summer of 2018 and bought the Chicken Suit along with a few others. At $3 it's hard to say no - this is a figure that's both inspiring and awful. It's a remarkable concept with two strong costumes on one figure, plus horrible arms.
The 3-inch figure is a typical fast food worker - paper hat, glasses, and for some reason a chiseled face. Complete with apron, this may as well be Clark Kent in a chicken suit - the primary colors are vibrant and painted cleanly. Articulation is standard for the line, with big brown shoes and decent articulation that may distract you from the fact he's got a yellow version of Colonel Sanders' tie on his chest.
The top half of the chicken suit is as much a hat as it is a poncho. Our hero looks out of the chicken mouth, but the arms stick out the side. The chicken arms are folded over a bucket of chicken on the chest, which is distracting and weird. Given a chicken is holding a bucket of fried chicken, you want distracting and weird. Snap-on big bird feet cover the legs like chaps, unpainted and open in the back. The suit can fit on a number of other Imaginext figures.
Like Playmobil, Imaginext is packed with one-off figures that don't really belong anywhere in the grand theme of things. Generic "town" sets are scarce, as the line is increasingly focused on licenses. If anything, this is more of a Scooby-Doo villain than anything else since there are no restaurants, malls, or non-branded play environments right now. It's bizarre and fun, which is true of many of these blind-bag lines. The snap-on costume, like much of the blind bag line, adds to your other figures immeasurably - if you play around with these things, it is worth tracking down.
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