Men In Black 3, which hit movie theaters May 25th brought the box office domination of ‘The Avengers’ to an end with its #1 opening weekend box office returns. It was just the big screen that saw the return of Agent J and Agent K, with toy aisles seeing the return of MIB toys from Jakks Pacific. Their range of toys runs from basic 3 3/4″ action figures, role play items and even a plush talking Frank the Pug. Jakks Pacific was kind enough to send some samples to the AwesomeToyBlog HQ and here are my impressions.
Up first I’ll take a look at a pair of the 3 3/4″ figures – Mr. Wu and Agent J. I’m really pleased with the feel of these figures – they have a nice balance of articulation while maintaining some solidity. These don’t feel like they’re going to flop over in a few days when left on display. Since Mr. Wu doesn’t have legs, I’ll describe the articulation on Agent J. He features articulation points at the knees, hips, a chest joint, ball jointed shoulders, elbows, wrists and neck. On both figures the sculpt is good and the deco is nice – Jakks did good work on these. Jakks also was clever with the included accessory – not only does it interact with the figure, but they are roleplay toys as well. Each figure includes a ring that transforms into an accessory, a gamma ray for Mr. Vu and a Sonic Drifter for Agent J. This is a great way to add an extra dimension of play into the toy, giving the accessory some extra value.
But I have to admit, my favorite Jakks Pacific MIB3 item is easily the plush talking Frank the Pug. The tuxedo clad plush dog spouts one of 3 phrases when you squeeze his ear, all of which are clear and easy to understand – and unlike some talking toys, sound much like the on-screen counterpart. This 6″ plush dog is also very clearly a pug, so major points there. This toy is so good that it even got the stamp of approval from Scooter, the resident AwesomeToyBlog spokespug.
Check out images of all these toys in the gallery below – and thanks to Jakks Pacific for sending them out!