Now for something totally different…
Not far from the release of the new Pixar film, The Good Dinosaur, we are on our way with toys. Today was the first day I saw them in stores. They have a mid-size line with some of the smaller characters, and a large scale line with some more highly detailed figures.
This is Young Arlo. Guess Arlo will live to grow up at some point in the film, since there is also a large figure of him later on.
These toys are put out by TOMY, which we all know is a quality company. If nothing else, these toys will stand up to play by kids.
The mid-sized figures like Arlo here come with a small additional animal. They are made to go with Forrest, who looks like he is a triceratops, but with a lot of extra horns on his mane. Apparently Forrest walks around with lots of animals on his horns, and this is a fun way to get kids to collect all of the animals.
Arlo has 7 points of articulation. His mouth hinges open. His neck is on a swivel, and his tail matches with one as well. All four legs are hinged, and swing front to back. A little side motion would have gone a long way to make him an even better figure.
Overall, he is a very cute figure, and looks pretty accurate to the trailers we have seen so far.