Saturday, February 25, 2012

Playmates - #66051 Roaring Kong

For the past couple of months Toys & Stuff has been featuring licensed tie-ins to Peter Jackson's remake of the classic "King Kong" movie. The sets covered so far had a 6 1/4" (15.9cm) H figure. This is the first of two sets by Playmates featuring a larger size Kong who comes in at 10 1/2" (26.7cm) H. It's funny but after looking on and eBay I noticed a bunch of seller's claiming this figure to be about 15" (38.1cm) H!! They measured him while still in the box with his arm raised! I don't know about you, but the last time I went to the doctor and he measured my height, it was from head to foot - I've never once been asked to raise my arms and then take the measurement!!  This Kong also features a roaring sound - by pressing his chest his mouth opens and he lets out a pretty decent roaring sound. There's is a lever on his back which, by sliding it left or right, causes his left or right arm to raise in succession. Sliding this lever also activates the sound unit on my Kong. The set come with three figures; Ann Darrow, an explorer, and a Skull Island native. Now here's the funny part - these are the same sized figures that come with the shorter Kong's and they are definitely too small for this king-sized Kong! Overall though this is a nice set with some cool features and would make a great addition to any Kong Kollector's Kollection :-)  Enjoy!

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