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Monday, October 23, 2017

Coco: 6" Action Figure Collection (By Mattel)

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With less than a month until the US theatrical release of Coco, let's get back to reviewing some of the brand new merch out there, shall we? Today I'm taking a look at this FANTASTIC (big emphasis there) six inch scale action figure collection by Mattel.

These figures are now available at Toys R Us (I'm sure they'll hit other stores soon) and retail $9.99 each—a steeper price point, but well deserved. These figures are some of the best I've seen in years (Pixar related or otherwise). Currently there are six characters (or seven if you factor in that one is a 2-pack) to collect in this range: Dante & Miguel Rivera, Hector, Ernesto De La Cruz, Mama Imelda, Dante as Alebrije and Miguel Rivera (with dual face). There is also a Pepita creature scaled to this collection as well, which I will be reviewing here shortly.

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I've mentioned this in a previous review, but I have to gush about the Mattel Coco toy packaging again. I just love the overall look and vibrant colors of it all! The figures themselves are what you came here for though, so let's go ahead and take a look at these guys out of that packaging.

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The detail, sculpting and paint on each one of these is absolutely suburb. The likeness of each character is as perfect as it gets in toy form, not to mention they stand up great on their own (no need for precarious balancing) and have a very surprising amount of articulation. Each comes with excellent accessories as well (including removable hats). Just wow!

Dante & Miguel Rivera
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This Dante figure (like the push puppet figure) has a wiggly/rubbery tongue. Such a great detail.  

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Hector
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Ernesto De La Cruz
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Mama Imelda
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Alebrije Dante
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Isn't the detail on this Dante Alebrije figure stunning?

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Miguel Rivera (Skeleton/Dual Face Version)
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This version of Miguel has a rotating head! One side is his normal face and the other is his skeleton paint job. I also like how this figure comes with Miguel's very own custom version of Ernesto's guitar (which he crafts in the film), with even the metal patch detail in the corner there. They could have easily just repackaged Ernesto's guitar here, but my hat goes off to Mattel for creating an entirely different sculpt and including his "handmade" paint job—it's so much more authentic to the film.

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There you go. If you can't tell, I'm extremely impressed with this collection. They're fun toys for kids, without a doubt...but they also make for excellent, detailed display pieces for us grown-up Pixar fans. If you're excited for Coco (or maybe your reading this after the film's release and you've already seen and loved it), I can't recommend this line enough.

Check your local Toys R Us for availability or visit their website HERE to purchase. What are your thoughts? Who's your favorite in this line? Let me know in the comments below or contact me through social media!

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