| Included in set:
Hank, Peggy, Dale, Bill, Bobby (with Ladybird), Boomhauer
Fans of the King of the Hill cartoon series are finally
getting treated to figures based on the series. Considering
that both the Simpsons and Futurama have had
figures for the longest time, King of the Hill fans
have been waiting patiently for this line of figures to come
out. 20th Century Fox and Toycom have teamed up to produce
this series, even if it is a little limited.
Series one includes Hank, Peggy, Dale, and Bill and series
two will include Bobby (with Ladybird), Boomhauer and Luanne.
Since the first two series cover the main characters, fans
of some of the second-string characters may have to hope for
the series to be successful to see characters like Khan, Cotton
Hill and John Redcorn made in figure form.
The characters are well modeled and are an excellent translation
from 2D to 3D. Probably the best aspect of the figures is
how well they represent the style of the cartoon while looking
good at the same time. Unfortunately, they have very limited
poseability and come with the barest of accessories. Hank,
Bill and Boomhauer come with cans of beer, Dale comes with
cigarettes and Peggy comes with a garbage bag (from the intro).
I'm sure that some mother or morality watchdog group will
have something to say about the alcoholic and nicotine accessories.
I'm surprised that the characters didn't come with more accessories,
like a Spanish book for Peggy or even a propane grill for
Each figure comes with a piece of a fence that spells out
King of the Hill when assembled together, which Toycom
promises this to be part of a larger playset. Hopefully, sometime
down the line, some of the housefronts and driveways may be
released to make the back alley feel a lot bigger. Toycom
has also noted that a third series is being planned and there
might be voice interaction, much like the Simpsons figures
It's obvious that this line is made especially for the fans
of the television show. There's little to no playability with
the figures and most people will only take them out of the
package to set up the fence. Outside of that, I would say
that Toycom did Mike Judge and King of the Hill good.