Review: Sesame Street 40th Anniversary PVC figures: Super Grover and Oscar the Grouch
Posted by Lindsay
I am a fan of many things, among them: Star Trek, TMNT, fantasy and sci-fi novels, superhero animation, and children's television, particularly public television, particularly Sesame Street.
The scales I collect most often are 12” and 2”. So when I saw these Sesame Street PVCs, I snatched a pack.
This is also a good example of the advantage of being open minded in the sections of the toy store that one shops. These figures were tucked in a corner with preschool toys. They were released in 2009 for Sesame Street's 40th anniversary, but are still in many Toys'R'Us locations I've checked.
They are made by Fisher-Price.
Appearance and Construction: 7/10
Oh, how I love them. Super Grover has always been one of my favorite characters, and Oscar is classic of course.
Grover's pose is a little slanted, but pretty adorable. The detailed sculpting on his helmet, cape ties, and symbol is all really nice. He has a little paint smudging on the chest, and one bad spot on his face, but that varies from pack to pack. (I should have held out for a Toys'R'Us with more than one of these packs.) His blue color is a little light, but not bad. The fur texture is very nice.
Oscar's sculpting is very nice, and the trash can looks great. Slimey is awesome, if a bit large. Oscar is far too light a green, though.
Packaging and Accessories: ---
The packaging is sturdy and gives a good view of the figures. Using the iconic Sesame Street streetlamp prominently is a nice touch.
I don't necessarily expect accessories with little guys like this, but they did come with two “collectible” cards, showing the characters. The backs are plain cardboard. These are cute, but they just play up the color problems and aren't quite worth a bonus point.
Play and Display: ---
These have no articulation, but that's not surprising. They are a nice scale with Superhero Squad, and other 2” figures. I don't need articulation to love little PVCs for decoration and display.
Price Tag and Final Analysis: 7/10
This limited line also includes a two-pack of Ernie and Big Bird, and one of Elmo and Cookie Monster. Overall, they are good, but not exceptional figurines.
However, I only paid 4.99 for these guys, and I haven't seen them for more than 5.49 in stores. This is a good and fair price, I think.
They will join our vast assortment of 2 inch superheroes, smurfs, star wars and princesses, and a good number of other Sesame Street figures from back in the day. I never had a Super Grover before, though. I am very happy to have him on the shelf.
Now if they will only give me Word Girl figures. Come on, PBS, hear my plea!