N2 Toys/Mirage Toys
| Included in set:
Sora/Jack Skellington, Riku/Captain Hook, Kairi/Maleficent,
Goofy/Guardian Armor, Donald Duck/Heartless Soldier, and
When the word that the popular RPG makers Squaresoft were
teaming up with Disney to make an action RPG, a lot of people
were caught off guard by the concept. Now, as the game nears
release, people are getting excited about what looks to be
shaping up as a nice looking and playing game. N2 Toys (also
known as Mirage Toys) has taken this opportunity to make a
toy line of figures based on the game.
The lineup will involve a series of two-packs, each with
a Disney character and an original Squaresoft character from
the game. The series includes: Sora & Jack Skellington, Riku
& Captain Hook, Kairi & Maleficent, Goofy & Guardian Armor,
Donald Duck & Heartless Soldier, and Pluto & Darkside Heartless.
Some of the characters come with weapons (Sora and Riku),
while others don't (like Kairi). The figures seem to have
a limited amount of poseability, which leaves the series more
as collectible than as functional toys.
of the figures look accurate to the character models from
the game and show a nice level of detail. The Disney characters
are extremely dead-on to their cartoon equivalents and fans
of any of those characters will want to pick up the figures
just to have a nice looking version of their favorite. The
Squaresoft-designed characters all look nice and are executed
well. Considering that the design of the characters works
well with the theme of the game, I think it would have been
hard to make bad looking figures.
The only thing I would like to see from this series is maybe
another line with some of the guest appearances from the game
(Squall, Yuffie, & Peter Pan to name a few). Considering
how many Disney and Final Fantasy characters make bit appearances,
you could easily get another series that would sell solely
on the fanbase of the characters.
The Kingdom Hearts series looks really good, but it's
solely for collecting purposes. You could buy these for your
kids and they'd have marginal fun with them, but I tend to
feel that most people will get these just for display purposes.