Hands-on with the new merchandise, part 33
With the release of Across the 2nd Dimension came some toys for the movie. One of the earlierst hints we had that this would happen was a picture of the Jet Pack Launcher with the Platyborg on it instead of Agent P. I haven't seen that yet, but here's what I have found.
The action figure packs I've talked about before continue with four new "Resistance Force!" sets. Except for the one that includes Agent P, these are all-new designs because they are for the 2nd Dimension characters. Phineas, Ferb, Candace and Doofenshmirtz are there, but these sets include characters that haven't been seen yet in any of the 1st Dimension sets. Fans of Buford, Baljeet and Norm finally get rewarded for their patience. There's 9 figures in all, three in the "Resistance Team" of Dr. Baljeet, Buford and Candace.
The set for Doofenshmirtz and the Platyborg includes a plastic coin with the two on it. For the Platyborg, it says "Bad to the Bolt". For Doofenshmirtz, it's "Supreme Ruler of the Tri-State Area".
Since this is a 2nd Dimension line, I would have liked to see one for Isabella instead of re-using the Agent P figure, but I guess if these were your first figure sets, you would need him to re-enact the dramatic battles we saw in the movie.
As with previous figure sets, these are available in "Figure and Accessory" collections. Toys R Us also has their exclusive sets. There's an 8-pack that has the 1st and 2nd Dimension versions of Phineas, Ferb, Agent P and Heinz, and another collectors pack in a tube with the 2nd Dimension group.
The prices on each of these vary, with the ones available at the Disney Store usually a few dollars higher.
In these movie-related toys, not only did we get some new characters that we haven't seen before, we also get an addition to the "Ferb My Ride" line. This time, it's the robot dog that we first saw back in the title sequence but didn't get to meet until it appeared in "Canderemy".
Just like the others, you can mix and match pieces from the other sets. The box shows sections in use from the "Mom's Car" and "Agent P Hoverjet" sets. There's a working baseball launcher and a set of decals, which include some that look like bullet holes to show some battle damage. There's also some repeated parts from the previous sets: the engine, exhaust pipes, spoiler and tail fins.
It looks like there's enough room in the top space to fit two of the figures so you can have one manning the baseball launcher and another as co-pilot. Except if you use the Buford figure. It might be a tight fit to have two riding along if he's one of them.
You can get this at Toys R Us and other stores for about $15.
Coming up next time, we can take a look at a new rollercoaster set. I'm still looking for guest reviews of the toys and merchandise because, as you know, some items only show up in stores and aren't available on line. Let us know if you find any like this.