1/22/15

Imaginext Solomon Grundy Coming Soon!

Fisher-Price recently revealed their newest super-sized Imaginext figure: Solomon Grundy! Not sure the exact scale on this guy, but based on the kid's hand in the following picture...

...he looks to be quite large - even larger than the Imaginext Clayface! Solomon Grundy will retail for around $15.00. No sign of him at retail or at any online retailers yet, but I expect he'll be showing up any day now, perhaps as part of stores' after holiday toy resets.

I will have to see this one in person before I commit - he may be a bit too big, although that might mean he's in scale with another action figure line like Hero World or something. He doesn't look overly kiddy/cartoony, in fact he doesn't really scream 'Imaginext' at all to me, although standard Imaginext themselves have been around so long that some older figures don't even match up with the new ones.

I regret that I never was able to get the limited/exclusive JLU Solomon Grundy, nor was I able to complete the DCUC Collect and Connect Grundy (thanks Mattel!) so I might be unable to pass on this one if I do see it at retail just to satisfy that gaping hole in my soul. Thankfully I do have the Brave and the Bold Solomon Grundy, one of the best Grundy action figures ever made!

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  1. This guy looks pretty rad to me. I definitely think I'll have to snatch him up. I've got most of the Bat characters for Imaginext.

    Now...bring me an Imaginext Batgirl!

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    1. I agree, the lack of a Batgirl is inexcusable!

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  2. Oh hell yeah I might be grabbing me one of these.

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  3. Man, Fisher Price is killing it! From Little People to Imaginext, just amazing toys!

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    1. I agree - what fun stuff they continue to make!

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  4. Has Solomon Grundy always been Hulk-sized, or is that a recent development?

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    1. hulked out Grundy seems more recent. My TPD of '60s JLA shows a large, but not giant Grundy- that said, Mike Sekowsky's art, while imaginative & graphic, could shift in character scale from panel to panel. This was a result of the sometimes crowded stories, that also tested the artist's somewhat limited spacial ablilities

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    2. He was always pretty tall, but I'm not sure exactly when he became SO huge and Hulk-like. I do know he was this level of massive in The Long Halloween in the late nineties, and the JLU cartoon continued with that concept in the early aughts, further cementing the aesthetic in peoples' minds. He also appeared ridiculously massive in the Batman: Arkham City video game.

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