Pay no attention to the title. It has nothing to do with the review. I just like the quote.
I absolutely love Disney Infinity and I love collecting the action figures. My brother is the one who owns the game, and I knew that I wanted to continue the collection. Of course, my favorite Disney character from the first wave was Mater, so I knew that he was the first one I wanted to get.
First off, the figure itself is very nice. The paint and mold is very well done. Unlike the human characters, there seem to be no paint errors whatsoever. Instead, everything looks more like it was printed on, giving the figure a nice smooth look to it. I always loved how much expression is shown on the figures. Unlike Skylanders, which make the characters look like mindless beasts, the Disney Infinity figures have expressions on them that show some of their character. Mater, for, example looks very happy, yet kind of weird.
Unfortunately, in terms of gameplay, the Mater figure doesn't add a lot. He plays exactly the sames as Lightning McQueen and Holly Shiftwell. In other words, the only reason to purchase him is if (a) you're like me and love the character, (b) if you want to open the treasures and vault in the Cars playset, or (c) if you want to own all of the Disney Infinity characters. I personally did not want to play the Cars playset as anyone else, even if they all play the same. If even after you understand that he plays the same you want to purchase him, then by all means, go ahead.