Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Invisible Man Fisher-Price, 2015
Day #2,464: October 13, 2022
Invisible Man Series #2 Steampunk guy's hat, Two Face's figure
Imaginext Series 9 Blind-Bagged Mystery Figures
Item No.: Asst. CDX70 No. DTR41 Manufacturer:Fisher-Price Includes:Hat with cape, also mask with nose and glasses Action Feature:n/a Retail:$2.99 Availability: 2016 Other: Look for #42 on upper-left of the foil packet on the back
My memory's a little fuzzy but I'm pretty sure I got Invisible Man several years after his 2016 release at a Family Dollar - they had old stuff for a long time. I'm a fan of weird monster toys, and Fisher-Price did some weird stuff here - the figure itself is Two-Face, cast with clear skin and hair. The black hat and cape is from a Steampunk guy. I'm not sure if the bagged head and mask is exclusive to this set or not.
Some companies take issue with reusing a licensed figure for another license or a non-licensed purpose, so it's always kind of a surprise to see Imaginext do it. The black and white suit is now brown, with gray pants and a yellow bow tie. The hands and head are totally clear, minus (on my sample) some rub on the nose that happened before I opened the package. It's a simple redeco and you could see how the mold lends itself to other characters quite easily. As always, the legs move together with bend-and-swivel shoulders plus rotating wrists. The reuse of Two-Face is so natural, you wouldn't even realize it wasn't an original mold were it not for the DC markings on the figure or a 2013 copyright on a black cape.
The 3-inch figure can use either of the two hats, although it's notable the fit is tight. I don't know where you're supposed to store the spare, but it's surprising to see two accessories with a figure when some series give you one. Or zero. The black hat/cape has yellow painted goggles. The tan bag mask has a fleshy nose, black glasses, and a brown hat.
Old Imaginext figure prices are all over the map but this one is still pretty cheap - under $10 before shipping on eBay. There are other witches, monsters, vampires, ghouls, and so forth, some of which I'll be bringing up here over the coming weeks. This is a fun figure for the original price and not bad at current prices. I like it. I'm also very fond of the 1933 movie The Invisible Man with Claude Rains, Universal Monsters "horror" movie that's less scary than jerky. I really like it, though, and I'd recommend checking it out this month with your family.
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