|The Disney Store has kept a premium sort of presentation since the first movie with it's larger scale releases. Very much made to showcase in the box for the adult collector.|
|Back of the box.|
I'm not going to kid, I was disappointed that there was not more to this character because his design and personality immediately seemed more interesting than Finn's (whom, if you've not seen the movie, was onboard being transported out to sea).
|Closeup of the front of Crabby.|
After opening up the display box, I was already enjoying the overall detail and the nice touches of worn paint and rust stains that were all over the hull. A few more protective plastic pieces cover other parts of the softer plastic parts on the deck.
The hull is actually the only part that is diecast metal, the rest of it is varying degrees of plastics, some soft, some more rigid. Sort of an odd construction as some of the earlier releases were almost all metal.
|Though the outer box had some scuffs on it, Crabby is well protected inside.|
|Crabby in the included play platform/display stand.|
|The deck and other details don't have as nice of a paint application to them.|
|The rolling play platform is sturdy, well made, has four low profile wheels under it, and a nice application of white and blue paint to the wave break part on top.|
|Scale wise, Crabby doesn't come close to the size relation that his movie role depiction shows, but he is decently sized for what he is, and with some small exceptions the graphics on him are fairly accurate.|
My final thoughts on this diecast? I'd say he's a good buy if you can find him around the $20 or under range. For completionists, it's the better release to get for your Cars collection compared to the one that came out in the Mattel "Action Agents" line, which looks to be suffering from some sort of late era Elvis bloating or something. Seriously. It's a goofy looking toy.
Thanks for reading, I have many more reviews coming now that I've started opening and photographing a larger portion of my collections. - Mario, the Rogue Hobbyist.
|Item||Crabby the Tugboat|
|Classification||Modern - Released in 2014|
|Procured||Cargo Largo (Retail Reclaimation Store), KCMO|
|Worth||between $25 to $85 on ebay as of Dec 2014|
|Trivia & Fun Facts||Though the toy above has a diecast metal hull, most tugs in the real world are built of wood or metal-sheathed wood; the resiliency of a wooden hull prevents damage to both tugboat and vessel in sea/dock operations.|