Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Doll-A-Day 230:The X Files Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, Plus a Review of MiWorld Mrs. Field Accessory Set Collector Pack

  Yesterday we had a look at the MiWorld Dairy Queen treats accessory pack. Today we'll be reviewing the MiWorld Mrs. Fields accessory pack.  I'll show the items to you with a variety of different sized dolls, but the doll(s) for today are inspired by the suggestion of Ashley at Confessions of a Doll Collector's Daughter, (Check out the blog.), that action figures are best sized for the MiWorld play sets,(making the sets  approximately 1/12, or dollhouse scale.). It's Fox Mulder and Dana Scully from The X-Files.

The Mulder and Scully figures were released in 1998, to coincide with the release of the first X-Files movie, "Fight the Future". (Which, for the record, I didn't think was that bad. And at least it followed the mythology, which the second movie just sort of ignored. What happened in between the last episode of the series and the second movie?! I thought the aliens were about to take over the world?! We come into the second movie and no one seems worried about the alien take over any more.WHAT HAPPENED?!)
You have to love the little tiny FBI badges.

They also came with a few tiny accessories, like guns and flashlights, and a few big ones, like alien bodies and slimey capsules to keep them in.

These X-Files figures were made by McFarlane Toys, which are usually really good with their sculpts. These are pretty good likenesses of David Duchovny, who played Mulder, and Gillian Anderson, who played Scully.

Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder in The X-Files.

 They're much better than the Barbie and Ken X-Files set. They didn't bother to do a David Duchovny or Gillian Anderson sculpt. They didn't even use the sculpt they had that looked the most like Gillian Anderson. I think they should have used the Lea head mold. They used it on the Vitamin C doll, and that is what showed me she would have made a great Scully.
Vitamin C doll with the Lea head mold.

There were a couple of different Mulder figures in the line, as well as a couple of Scully's and some aliens.
"What? No Cigarette Smoking Man?"

The Scully figure is pretty good, as I said.

Unfortunately, as is common with action figures, McFarlane's female sculpts look a little manly.
Let's have a big hand for the little lady...oh. She already has TWO of them!

Mulder stands 6" tall, so lets try him out with the Mrs. Fields goodies and see how he 'measures up'.
First of all, here's the unopened package.

And here are the items fresh out of the pack.

And here they are out of their plastic.
A drink,a Mrs. Fields bag, 6 cookies, and a sheet of stickers.Ivy's immediate reaction was that the cookies are all identical. They could have varied the placement of the chips a bit.

I put one of the stickers on the cup, but there are 5 more. Was I supposed to sticker the cookies?
Unlike the MiWorld set we looked at yesterday, these items seem to definitely all be the same scale.

Unfortunately it's 1/6 scale.

Sorry little man. This stuff looks a bit big for you.

"It's plastic Mulder. You really will taste anything, won't you?"
You might get away with those cookies, but that drink? No way. It's even too big to be a Big Gulp.
So let's see how it looks with a 1/6 scale doll,like Wally World,(previously a Mattel Disney Prince Charming doll.)

What do you think Wally?

"Hey Dad, can I have a cookie? Or are you showing them to "The People"?

They look the right size with Tammy World too. She has the older body of Barbie's sister Stacie. She's about 8" tall.

And they look fine with an older Kelly, (Barbie's littlest sister.)

  So even though these sets are for refilling your MiWorld playsets, (Which are approximately 1/12 or dollhouse scale.),these accessory packs, at least, do seem to be more 1/6 scale than 1/12. Mind you, I did pick the accessory sets that felt (through the package) to be closer to 1/6, because that's what I wanted. Some of the other sets seemed to be smaller. That's fine for someone who knows to check the size out first. But what about kids who buy the packs for their little MiWorld sets? It may not make that much difference to kids if the pieces are to scale, but why make accessory sets for one of your product lines and not make them the right size? Also, the cookies aren't quite as realistic as the drinks. The drinks have all been very good.The cookies though could have been done a little better.Those painted on chips are too uniform and they look painted on.The MiWorld accessory sets are still a nice, cheaper, (albeit not as realistic) alternative to Rement. And I love the little Mrs. Fields bag, but just about anybody can print one of those out on their computer these days. I don't think the items included in this set are as good a value for the $2.99 as the set I reviewed yesterday. That set included 6 plastic pieces, including a Blizzard dessert,a milk shake, an Orange Julius drink, an Arctic Rush drink, and two sundaes. This set includes 6 plastic cookies, which cost next to nothing to produce, I'm sure, one drink, and a paper bag,which REALLY cost next to nothing to produce. I think they should have thrown in a second drink or an additional dessert, like a brownie or something.Maybe even both for the price.That would have been more equal to the DQ set.So, probably an ok value, considering everything is overpriced these days, but it could have been better. But there's still the problem that they aren't to scale for the set they're intended for. You have the facts. Make up your own minds.

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