Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Incredibles - ELASTIGIRL & VIOLET!

Pixar 7" Action Figure Series - Incredibles: Elastigirl & Violet - Mattel 2020-2021

I have a lot of mixed feelings about The Incredibles. When I first saw the film back in 2004, I walked out of the theatre thinking that Disney blatantly stole the plot of The Watchmen. This wasn't a new concept for me. I thought Kimba the White Lion and The Christmas Toy clearly "influenced" Lion King and Toy Story. The flipside to my initial criticisms is that I adore Brad Bird (Iron Giant is one of my favorite animated movies, right up there with Studio Ghibli). And if he claims he never read Watchmen, I 100% believe him. So then I had to watch it again with an open mind, which was difficult because I had a stubborn sort of grudge about it. But I did enjoy it, and I liked the sequel without any hesitation. I never really considered adding Incredibles actions figure to my collection, but when I stumbled across this Pixar line in Target earlier this I just had to get them. They are an interesting scale, decently articulated, and amazingly sculpted. Plus they're inexpensive. Let's check out Helen and Violet below!

These figures have a ball-jointed head, a swivel waist, and ball-jointed shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. 
That's a total of ten points of articulation. The only cuts that seems missing are wrists and ankles.

Both Violet and Elastigirl come with a small articulated Jack-Jack. Helen's is a normal unpowered Jack-Jack, and Violet's is Fire Jack. I'm hoping we get an Edna with a third version - maybe metallic?

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are Elastigirl and Violet with the recent Merida figure (review coming soon).

And here they all are with the Bo Peep Mattel figure from 2019. Some of these Toy Story 4 figures have been re-packaged into this Pixar line, but I personally feel the scale is way off.


1 comment:

  1. Good looking figures for the price point. Liked the movies and characters but won't argue it isn't the most original. Good review.