Last week, Funko announced a series of action figures based on the ‘Disney Afternoon’ block of animated programming. Running from 1990 to 1997, this block included such series as DuckTales, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Talespin, Darkwing Duck and Gargoyles in their lineup. This first wave of figures from Funko includes Scrooge McDuck from DuckTales; Chip and Dale from Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck (a normal colorway and a chase) and Baloo from TaleSpin. Funko was awesome enough to send a set over to the AwesomeToyBlog HQ, and we’re going to talk a look at them all. Yesterday we looked at Scrooge McDuck – today we have your favorite chipmunks, Chip and Dale.
Starting with the figures on the card, you’ll notice that Chip and Dale (with Zipper) are on Rescue Rangers specific cards. This pair of figures is the only in the first assortment that include any cross-sell as both Chip and Dale are both featured on the card back with encouragement to ‘COLLECT THEM ALL!’. It makes sense as these are the only figures from the same show, each other character in this first series represents a different show.
Out of the packages, both Chip and Dale live up to the expectation set by Scrooge McDuck – the sculpt and deco are top notch and totally on model. The paint lines are clean, even down to the floral print on Dale’s shirt. Both figures feature the same articulation – legs, a mid-body swivel (Dale’s is even hidden by his shirt), ball joined shoulders, elbows and neck. Well balanced and solid – these figures will easily stand where you put them.
Chip includes no accessories, Dale includes a minifigures of Zipper. Zipper is unarticulated, but features an excellent paint job.
Retailing for $10-$15, both Chip and Dale figures are excellent for the money. Funko is really knocking these Disney Afternoons figures out the park balancing perfect sculpts, great deco and good articulation at an awesome price point. Look for them soon from your favorite Funko retailers (like AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth).