Monday, February 28, 2022

The Land Before Time - RUBY!

The Land Before Time - Earthshakin' Mountain Playset - Playmates 2007

I have very fond memories of The Land Before Time. I was a little old for it when it came out in 1988, but even then I could appreciate a good juvenile adventure story like An American Tail or the Rescuers Down Under. And I thought The Land Before Time was the best of them. It's no surprise to look back and see that Don Bluth, George Lucas, and Stephen Spielberg were all involved. I knew that there had been a lot of sequels and spin-off projects. I worked in a video store all through the late 90s and there was literally a new direct-to-video movie every year. The fourteenth (yes, fourteenth) movie came out in 2016 - which must have set some sort of sequel record, but I can't prove it. Typical of most kid-focused properties, there were just two token females for the majority of the series, Cera and Ducky. Although both iconic and memorable characters, I never felt the need to get toys of them. But recently I discovered this new character, Ruby. I'm always a sucker for pink dinosaurs and dragons.

Ruby is an oviraptor introduced in the 2007 Animated series (yes there was also 2 seasons of an animated series),
she also appeared in the 2016 movie, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave (2016).

This playset looks pretty awesome. It's a simulated earthquake set. The trees and rocks appear to tremble and fall down the mountain. I can honestly say I've never seen anything like it. I picked up Ruby loose, so I haven't seen this set in person.

Ruby is articulated with swivel joints at her neck and each leg. It doesn't offer a lot of poseability.

Time for a Comparison Pic!


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