Jada Toys is expanding their popular Metal Figs line this year and acquired the Disney license to produce characters from many different movies and television shows. This of course includes Disney classic characters such as Micky Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck. Other popular Disney characters will hopefully be introduced in the line down the road, which includes classic Disney, television and movie characters.
The 2.5″ line-up includes Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Stitch from Lilo & Stitch, Sulley and Mike from Monsters Inc.
The 4″ line-up includes Micky Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Belle in her Gold Gown from Beauty and the Beast, and Provincial Belle.
Not shown in our review in the 4″ line-up is a 6″ Sorcerer Micky, Buzz Lightyear and Woody from Toy Story, and a Maleficent and Briar Rose 2-pack from Once Upon A Time.
Thank you to Jada Toys for providing their Disney 4″ and 2.5″ Metal figs for review.
Availability: September 2017
Some of Walt Disney’s classic creations are now in die cast form, and Jada Toys have taken these classic characters and are offering a high-end looking collectible figure at a low price point. Micky and Minnie Mouse are the two most recognized characters in this wave, which also could be said about Buzz Lightyear and Woody from Toy Story, and Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Micky Mouse is painted in metallic red pants, white gloves with black deco, and metallic yellow shoes. Minnie Mouse is sculpted in her metallic light blue and white dotted skirt, metallic red hat, metallic yellow shoes, and white gloves with black deco. Both of their head sculpts are painted in white, with black facial details such as the eyes, nose ears, and their arms, legs and tail are painted in black. On Minnie Mouse, there are red dots all over her face, which is likely just this particular figure and shouldn’t be a widespread problem. Minnie Mouse also has an open mouth, and you can see her red tongue. While most of the sculpt is die cast, some of it is plastic such as the ears, nose, arms and hands, as well as the tail. The flower on Minnie Mouse is also made of plastic.
Belle is offered in two different versions, Provincial Belle, and in her Gold Gown. The Provincial dress is painted in metallic blue and white deco, and she is holding a blue box painted in a darker metallic blue. There is also a stand on the bottom of the dress, that helps her stand as the two feet alone are too small to support the heaviness of the die cast parts. The shoes are painted in brown, and the facial details are sculpted with an open mouth, and brown hair in a pony tail. Belle in her Gold Gown is painted in metallic gold and yellow deco, The gown touches the floor, and helps her stand as the feet along are also too small and she would fall over without the extra support. On the bottom and the side of the gown, there is a pattern around the edges. The facial details are similar to Provincial Belle, with her mouth sculpted closed, and the hair is long with a yellow band on the top. The die cast parts include the clothing, and heads. The plastic parts include the hair, arms, and legs.
The 2.5″ Metal figs include Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Jack Skellington, Stitch, Sulley and Mike. These figures are based on four different Disney shows and movies, and are all well known to children and adults.
Donald Duck is painted in a metallic blue shirt, with yellow buttons and trim, a red bow tie, and a blue sailers hat with black trim around the bottom and a black ribbon in the back. Daisy Duck is painted in a metallic purple shirt, blue wrist band, pink metallic shoes, and a pink bow tie on her head. For Daisy Duck, the die cast parts include the torso and legs, and the head, bow tie, beak, arms and are plastic. For Donald Duck, The torso, arms and legs are die cast, and the head is plastic.The facial details look great, including the beaks, and and eyes.
Jack Skeleton is sculpted in his red and white striped suit, with a black bow tie, which is also a bat, The rest of the body is skeletal, with the head sculpt having black sockets for eyes, a closed stitched mouth, two black nostrils, black shoes, and the head and hands are painted in metallic white. The die cast parts include the head, torso and legs. The arms, bow tie, and back of the suit are plastic.
Stitch is painted in dark and light blue metallic deco, with long ears, sharp teeth, pink ears on the inside, and a black nose. The die cast parts include the torso, arms and legs. The plastic parts include the head, and ears.
Sulley and Mike from Monsters Inc. also features great animated likeness. Mike is the short round one with the single giant eye ball, and Scully is the furry blue monster. Mike is painted in a lime green, and the eye is painted in blue with a black pupil. There are also horns on top of the head, and he is sculpted in a thumbs up position on the left arm. The head is made of die cast, and the arms and legs are plastic. Scully has some sculpted fur on the body, and includes long horns on top of his head, and sharp fingernails. The fur is painted in metallic light blue, with purple spots on the back and sides. There is also a tail, with ridges on the back and tail. The facial details are good, with a dark blue nose, open mouth, and eyes. The body is sculpted with the arms up, as if he’s about to scare a child as seen in the film. The body is made of die cast, including the torso, and legs. The arms, head and tail are made of plastic.
Overall, each figure features exception likeness to the animated character, and the detail and sculpting are excellent.