Thursday, May 30, 2019

Rescue Heroes - SANDY O'SHIN!

Rescue Heroes - Series 01 - Sandy O'Shin (Water Rescue) - Fisher-Price 2019

Preschool toys have come leaps and bounds since my childhood. For some reason action figures were always reserved for older children, and the only ones we actually did get were blocky and rather boring. But kids these days have a ton of really fun options. They have aisles full of cutesy articulated animal characters, super heroes, and the most recent additions: the new Rescue Heroes from Fisher-Price. This line is a reboot of a pretty successful run with the same name from 1998-2004. However, these new figures incorporate the design aesthetics of the wildly popular Imaginext line with the larger and more durable construction of the original Rescue Heroes. The initial lineup of characters has been available on the Walmart website for a few weeks. There are seven different figures so far - all featured on a series of animated shorts on YouTube Kids. I'm eagerly awaiting more brightly-colored, punny-named heroes. Let's check out Sandy O'Shin (oh brother, that name) below!

There's a very good chance that these are Walmart Exclusives (That's where I got them), but I'm having trouble proving that.

These figures all have a protrusion on their back that anchor them into their "vehicles" (which appear to all be glorified backpacks). All the figures can wear each others accessories.

These figures measure 6" tall and appear like giant Imaginext. Their shoulders are only hinge cuts, but they have independently moving legs and elbow hinges. Wrist and head articulation is the same as Imaginext. Also, these figures are awkwardly heavy. I feel like there must be metal inside of them because they have some serious heft. Perhaps that's intentional to balance the giant backpacks.

Sandy O'Shin is a Water Rescue Cadet and comes with a diving apparatus, a pincher claw, and two flippers.

Here is a toy of the Aquatic character from the original Rescue Heroes (1999-2004), Maureen Biologist.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the two female (New) Rescue Heroes so far: Sky Justice and Sandy O'Shin.

And here they are with the Rescue Heroes Wendy Waters Imaginext figure.

And here they are with the only "Rescue Heroes"-type figure I own, Venus Dazzle from Planet Heroes (a 2006 spinoff of the original Rescue Heroes).


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