Finding Dory Swigglefish are back for a third (and possibly final?) wave of brand new characters! Bandai Toys released the initial collection back in May and, as promised, a few more characters are now hitting shelves. To view my full write-up and overview of the line thus far, check out my original post right HERE and my wave two post HERE (as well as the truck playset and carry case). This collection has been one of my Finding Dory favorites, so I'm very happy that it's continuing.
To catch you up, here's some info on exactly what these are. These are the only Finding Dory figures that have "motion outside of the ocean" (As Bandai has stated). Each plastic "fish" (even though they're not all technically fish) has a wheel underneath which triggers a unique "swimming" movement when the character is rolled along a hard surface. They "swim" and they "wiggle"...you get it! They are about three to three to four inches in size. Note- these are not intended for water use.
In this new trio released a few weeks back (which I found at my local Target for $6.99 each), we have a new version of Hank (camouflaged white/clear; called "Tile Hank"), Crush and Baby (or toddler/little) Dory. They all look awesome!
Let's take a closer look at each one below-
(In the film, Hank is seen camouflaged to look like white wall tile right before Dory meets him in quarantine. This figure is the same sculpt as the previous versions of Swigglefish Hank)
(I love the design of this one and how they decided to put him on his back! Makes for a unique look and movement)
(Can't have enough Baby Dory merch! This one's cuteness speaks for itself)
Here's the new cardback featuring wave three characters-
As usual, I had a lot of fun taking these out of the package to see how each one moves. I know it's been a while since I uploaded a video (my work schedule has been nuts), but I do plan on showing these (as well as wave two) in action as soon as possible. Stay tuned to my YouTube channel!
UPDATE: Video is now up at last! Check it out below.
According to the Bandai press release from earlier this year, there was suppose to be 18 Swigglefish figures launched in 2016. With these three added to the collection, that makes 15 so far. If the plan for 18 this year still stands, that means there are still three unknown characters set to be released in a wave four; however I haven't heard any news. Who could they be? Could they have been cancelled? Who would you want to see included? Stay tuned right here for more info soon.