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on 21 August 2010
Arrived on time & in great condition.
I have always wanted a genuine Woody replica ever since the 1st Toy Story in 1995. I settled for less with the older models but when this guy came out, I had to get it. 15 years later I finally have the closest thing to the real Woody available. With only a handful of forgivable differences that may still bother collectors, like facial expression & joined fingers, this is still, by far, the best Woody around.
The pictures really do show the best of the details so there's no need to elaborate there, but it's weird to look back at the older models & see just how inaccurate they were.
The interactive mode is always a hoot when someone isn't expecting it. Unfortunately, he switches onto interactive mode every time you pull the string. You do have to pull his string again to switch him off interactive mode (instructions are a bit vague here). I thought this was a bit annoying, I was hoping he would have 2 separate modes like the Buzz figure.
There are cheaper versions of these around. Not the Toy Story Collection, but the Toy Story 3 line of toys. These versions look almost identical to the Collection series, they seem to be able to take more damage and only have a few features missing.
I would recommend that line for young kids & the Collection line for the collectors.
The figure itself seems quite strong. I have had mine for a month now & he has been knocked around a bit & is still in perfect shape. A common complaint about wear & tear is Woody's vest. The stitching in the vest can come loose if one is not careful when trying to get at the battery pack. If the kids are young it may be better have an adult do this. Having said that, I found out about this design flaw early and as a result, I have avoided it so far.
The Toys Story Collection Woody is an absolute must for toy story fans young and old. But again I would recommend the standard (less expensive) Toy Story 3 line of toys for the very young kids.