Feb 15, 2024

Hasbro's Dungeons & Dragons - Sheila

 Here we are, finally wrapping up Hasbro's Dungeons & Dragons figure line based on the 80s animated series. The line of figures has had a mediocre reception by fans at best. If they couldn't do these right, I almost would have preferred a retro 3.75" 5 POA line which would likely be what we should have got back in the 80s.

At any rate, here's the final figure...Sheila the thief.

I've mentioned it many times before but whether it's actual tabletop RPGs or computer based games, I tend towards the sneakier, more Dexterity-based classes. (Could it be because my last name is Dexter?) And despite how cool the other kids' magic items are, an invisibility cloak is the one you could get the most day to day use out of.

It seems this second wave of figures, or at least the ones I have, all suffer from wonky feet. But despite this, Sheila is probably the best kid figure in the line. And I'm not just saying that because I like thieves! Her articulation is smooth across the board, again except for the feet. I wasn't worried about any of her appendages snapping off when I tried to move them.

Naturally, I can't quite get her hand up near the hood like the package shows so it kind of looks like she's dancing at a rave. She comes with three accessories: the hood, one normal cape and one very barley invisible cape. The hood is a separate piece which goes on her head like a helmet. The cape/close can be changed out by removing her head. She definitely looks odd without the cape on at all. You just get so used to seeing something that it looks weird when it's not the "way it should be."
 Look, I know an invisibility cloak is a weird accessory to get right but it feels like something better could be done with it.

Thanks to a fun little Kinetic Sand treasure hunt set and a LEGO poition, I've got some neat accessories.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked these. Glad to finally see a line done on them, but now that you mention it, a retro style 3-3/4 would have been very cool.