Playing Mantis/Memory Lane
| Included in set:
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder and Lucy
Memory Lane has gotten the rights to make a line of figures
based on the original Peanuts Gang. But, rather than just
churn out a handful of characters with no direction in the
set, they've decided to pattern each line after one of the
Charlie Brown cartoons.
First up: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
- This line includes Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally,
Schroeder and Lucy. Each figure is accurate to their cartoon
representation and come with a pumpkin patch base (except
Schroeder, who comes with his piano) and an additional item,
like Lucy's witch outfit or Linus' security blanket. Also
available is a playset with Snoopy dressed as the flying ace
on top of his dog house. The playset comes with spooky sounds,
light-up pumpkins and can actually be placed with the stands
of the figures to make a larger pumpkin patch.
Also headed to stores is a line based on "Good Ol' Charlie
Brown", which includes Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint
Patty, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Pig-Pen, and Linus. There is
also a playset with Sally in her classroom for this line.
I will say where the figures may lack in detail and poseability
(they have a few essential points of articulation) they more
than make up in capturing the nostalgia and essence of Schultz's
characters in 3D form. They're put together with quality craftsmanship
and the assorted items that come with them allow you to replay
your favorite scenes from the cartoons. Any fan of Charlie
Brown and the Peanuts owes itself to look into this series.
All I can hope is that a Charlie Brown Christmas line is in