Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Shark Pirate Fisher-Price, 2015
Day #2,227: September 3, 2019
Shark Pirate Repaint of figure from the Hammerhead Shark animal pirates series
Imaginext Series 9 Blind-Bagged Mystery Figures
Item No.: Asst. CDX70 No. DTR41 Manufacturer:Fisher-Price Includes:Sawfish sword Action Feature:n/a Retail:$2.99 Availability: 2016 Other: Look for #44 on upper-left of the foil packet on the back
Sometimes older series of mystery figures can still be found in Family Dollar or Dollar General, so if you can get Shark Pirate you should. The 3-inch figure shares a mold with a pack-in from a Hammerhead Shark set, making this a perfectly nice 3-inch figure that - if you can find it in a regular store - is a great cheap thrill. If you liked Battle Beasts or Beast Saga or Glyos, this scurvy fish man has 7 points of articulation and is a load of fun for three or four bucks.
It's silly, but fun. The shark man has staples of pirates like the do-rag and an eye patch, but rather than a hook for a hand or a peg leg the Fisher-Price sculptors got creative. If you look at the fin on his back, someone took a bite out of it - that's pretty clever. He also has boots for some reason, as well as a sword. Well, maybe more of a sawfish. It's thematic. The clear black accessory doesn't really shine all that much, but the unique coloring does make it attractive and weird.
The 3-inch figure is dressed mostly in black with blue skin, brown boots, and for some reason a yellow sash. He has no problems standing, sitting, or posing with its limited articulation. The shoulders have a great range of motion, but the feet are the classic "unileg" - move one, and they both move. It's good for cost-cutting and durability, and at this size hasn't hurt my enjoyment of the figure one bit. It's mostly a desk toy that sometimes goes in small vehicles.
I bought - and photographed - this figure about a year and change ago at, I believe, Family Dollar during a toy hunt. I think it cost me a tiny bit extra but I couldn't say no to a not-quite-Battle Beasts figure.
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