I tend to buy anything reasonably cheap and supernatural from Playmobil. The various two-packs were exciting, so the Werewolf and Witch was a must as I'm short on witches and there haven't been many werewolves yet. We've had a lot of ghost-under-a-sheet figures, a generous helping of vampires, and several takes on the classic witch. We've hat hot magical redheads in almost-fetish gear, the old hag, and everything in between. No matter your interest in witchcraft, you've got options. Mostly white options, but options.
The Witch comes in a purple dress with wide sleeves. The outfit is covered in painted-on jewelry and knickknacks, with a yellow trim that does not glow in the dark. The make-up is significant, with purple eye shadow, dark eyeliner, and red lips. She also has cool purple shoes and a big pointy hat with a ribbon on it. Articulation is standard fare, and I'm excited to have her. I haven't had good luck getting witches out of the blind bags, and I missed out on the non-blind ones over the years.
Together, they fight crime. (No they don't.) I'm not really sure why we're getting this combo platter, other than the Lon Chaney Jr. The Wolfman involved an older woman who, through the fog of misremembery, may have been a witch in someone's imagination. Those old
The Werewolf is different than the last one, which featured more of a rockabilly hairdo and certainly wasn't as wolfy as some might have hoped. This one is very much in the not-quite-transformed look, with removable sleeves on a fancy ripped blue jacket and repurposed bunny figure feed as wolf feet. That's really clever! The figure has huge mutton chops, yellow eyes, and mussed-up hair in a medieval-looking costume. The belt looks like it could be a pirate thing, which leads my imagination to think a werewolf could be loose on a pirate ship. Admit it that's a movie you would pay to go see.
He's not hairy in the traditional sense, more in the hairy dude sense. There's a lot of arm and chest hair here, rather than covering the entire figure in hair. He also has a candlestick. Why? I don't know. Also my sample's head pops off like the blind-bag figures. I don't think it was intentional, but it does, and you can dismember the figure if you want.
Each 3-inch figure is compatible with virtually every Playmobil toy for the past four decades. The traditional witch costume is strangely timeless, so she could fit in almost any theme you have. She can hang out in a castle, an arctic dinosaur dig, the old west, you name it. The wolfman seems very pre-20th-century. I don't think this figure could work in a modern theme unless it's Ren Faire. Get this set if you like creeps and spooks and the like.
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