I just happened to see this article over on Kotaku about the new Disney Infinity Marvel toys looking “a bit rough”. Just as a counterpoint I figured I would share my experience. Fahey suggests that perhaps he got a bad batch and I think he might be right. He posts his Nova as an example of the sloppy paint jobs. Here’s a shot of mine for comparison. I think he looks awesome.
I am sure I received a very similar box to Fahey and when I cracked open all the figs I was really impressed. They certainly seem to be of similar quality to the original 1.0 figures I own and in some cases I felt like the sculpts were significantly better. The Hulk, Spiderman and Drax stick out in my head as being especially awesome looking toys.
And they really are toys in my opinion. These are not hand painted collectibles they are mass produced toy figures. This is how my four year old plays Disney Infinity.
My kids love these toys. My guess is they get played with just as much in the real world as they do in the virtual one. If you’re one of these people that buys toys and then puts them up on a display shelf that’s cool. I’m a nerd about a lot of stuff but that’s not one of my things. I think toys should be played with.
It sucks that the free toy Fahey got had a scratch on it but don’t let that worry you. These are awesome toys that you and your family are going to have a blast playing with.