“ Brand: Tomy „
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Last Christmas I made the decision to purchase my son a few of the characters from the Harry Potter films as action figures as my son loves the franchise and also really enjoyed playing with figures making up his own little adventures. One of the figures that I bought was the Draco Malfoy figure as I wanted my son to have a good mix of "good" and "bad" characters. This is my review of that particular figure.
The Draco Malfoy figure is made by Tomy and so matched four of the other figures that I had bought for my son which I think is great. The other one that I bought was the Harry Potter made by a different company and he is a good couple of inches taller than the other characters and I think my son would have preferred him to be the same size as the others he has. The figure is five inches tall and this is a nice size I think really as they aren't too small to struggle to show any detail but aren't too big and bulky either.
The figure came packed like all the other figures that I had bought my son and so they featured a clear plastic front with a cardboard backing so you are able to see the figure and accessories through the front. I believe people collect these with a view that they will increase in value over the years and so they keep them in their packaging but this wasn't something that I was really concerned about for my son as I wanted it ultimately as a play thing for him and if they are well looked after I am sure they will be sellable if or when he decides he doesn't want them anymore.
The Draco figure is one of the best ones in that it looks really like the character played by Tom Felton in the films. This one is the Draco from the deathly hallows films and so he is obviously looking older than in some of the earlier figures. He has an almost sneer on his face that people who are familiar with the films will recognise as a Malfoy trait! He is dressed smartly in dark pants and shoes, with a black shirt and a grey tie. He does have an overcoat made of a more flexible material which I am guessing could be removed if you really wanted but my son hasn't bothered doing this and it isn't something I would encourage him to do as it would possibly end up lost or damaged. There is great detail on this figure much like there is with the other ones and you can see buttons, creases on the clothes and laces on the shoes and whilst it is all made from a plastic it really is a great quality figure.
You are able to move the legs both at the knee and the top of the leg too with this one and you can also move his arms, bend them at the elbow and move his hands too. This makes it great for play as my son can move the figure in to the poses that he wants as he plays with the figure. He loves the fact that these figures have one hand almost closed so that you can pop their wand in there for when they are doing magic and this figure also has that so my son likes to use him to battle with the good guys!
Accessory wise this figure comes with Draco's wand, a lamp and randomly a spare hand! My son likes to trick me and say his Malfoy is broken and then will giggle whilst I stress and tell me it is the spare hand! I am not really sure why there would be a spare hand though?! The accessories are, as ever, pretty small and so I do encourage my son to pop them in a smaller box with a lid after he has played with them so that they are less likely to get lost amongst bigger toys.
From memory this figure cost me around eight pounds and I think that is a reasonable price to pay really as this is well made, realistic Draco Malfoy action figure which is good as both a toy and a collectors item as well. Having checked amazon for a current price I can advise that they cost £11.12 currently on there should you be interested.
Thank you for reading my review!