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REVIEW: Agent 99 Tonner Character Figure

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Background

The 2008 film version of Get Smart is based on the spy/comedy television show from the 1960’s featuring Secret Agent 86 aka Maxwell Smart. However, the film version is packed full of big name stars: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson and Alan Arkin. And in lesser roles are names like James Caan, Bill Murray and my favorite villain - the Great Khali.

Tonner Doll Co, who has the license to produce Get Smart Tonner Character Figures, has released the two main characters – Maxwell Smart (Carell) and Agent 99 (Hathaway). While we’ve previously reviewed the Smart figure, it’s now time to take a look at the Agent 99 TCF.

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Packaging

The figure is packaged in the white Get Smart styled box. It features the movie logo on the lid. On the inside, the TCF is packaged in traditional Tonner style – ribbons and Styrofoam secure the piece, with a hairnet and plastic covering the exposed plastic sections.

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The Figure

The Agent 99 Tonner Character Figure stands approximately 16” in height and features 14 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, chest, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles).  An authorized likeness of actress Anne Hathaway, the figure sports black, rooted saran hair and painted facial details.

This TCF comes dressed in a two-piece white suit, a black shirt and a pair of high heels. The piece also includes a pair of earrings as well as a display stand. Agent 99 is limited to a run of 1,000 pieces.

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Our Opinion

Considering their beginnings, it’s not surprising that Tonner Doll Co. has been known for much stronger female facial sculpts.  And the Agent 99 TCF is a great example of this. It’s a striking resemblance of actress Anne Hathaway – even has the dimples.

Having just watched the film this past weekend (it’s actually fairly entertaining), one of the things I noticed is the character’s eye shadow. When she’s wearing this outfit, she’s rarely “dolled up” – forgive the pun. I also noticed that the hair on the doll is a little longer than the Agent 99 in the film (just below shoulder length compared to elbow).

However, the outfit is a great reproduction of the clothing that Agent 99 wears in the film (and specifically on the DVD cover). And there’s also a Dancing with a Spy version of the character that is dressed in a silver dress with her wigged hairdo. It’s actually rooted hair on the figure…a wig in the movie.

Overall, I like this figure. But if you look at the photos on Tonner’s site, you realize that the two concerns I had (eye shadow and hair) were actually done the way I would have preferred in the prototype. Still, it doesn’t take away from the current version, which should please fans of the film and the actress.

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You can pick one up at the following:

Tonner Direct: $169.99

Agent 99 TCF Grades:

Quality: 9/10
Paint: 8/10
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 8/10
Hype: 8/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
Value: 8/10

Overall: 9.0/10

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