Friday, January 3, 2014
Action Figure Review: Snoopy's Doghouse Display from Peanuts by Forever Fun
Big Bad Toy Store has it listed with their 2013 Peanuts items, so perhaps it's new? It's a great set, though, that features a Snoopy action figure, Snoopy's doghouse with music and lights, and a cardboard backdrop. Ready for a review that will help you get over the post-holiday blahs? Then join me after the break....
Snoopy features swivel ankles, a swivel torso, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck. He's really a pretty sturdy toy, even though he might not seem like it at first due to the loose ankle joints. My guess is that Forever Fun assumes most people will just use this as a decoration and while they're probably correct, he does have some interesting articulation. The swivel torso joint is interesting because it's cut diagonally so that when you swivel it, it makes Snoopy sit down. It's pretty impressive. I feel like I've seen a joint like this somewhere else, but I can't remember where. I wish the shoulders and head joints were a bit more expressive, but they're still pretty average.
If all we had to work with here was the Snoopy figure, this would be a pretty average offering. The accessories, however, send this thing through the roof. Most notably being Snoopy's doghouse all decked out for Christmas and proudly displaying the first place ribbon that Snoopy received for his decorating efforts. The house is about 4 inches tall (with an additional two inches of decorations on top) and is molded in bright red plastic.
The set also comes with a cardboard backdrop. It's nothing too fancy but matches the backdrop style of A Charlie Brown Christmas and has a nice 3-D effect to it due to the way the backdrop unfolds. The fence actually it positioned a few inches from the main backdrop and makes for a nice way to display the dog house.
If you didn't get one of these for Christmas, you might want to try and pickup one from Big Bad Toy Store. I don't think this will be an item you'll stumble across easily since it's seasonal, so you may want to jump on it sooner rather than later!