Maybe it's just me, but I don't like the new Hatbox Ghost figure — although I do like the concept. After seeing the original design art, I became very excited. But now that it's been released, to me, the figure looks nothing like the illustrations. I think the figure itself looks very cheaply made, especially for the asking price, and its face looks incredibly STUPID. I realize that there's the bonus of the two pins and the nifty feature of the trunk opening, but you know how overpriced those pins are when sold separately. They're made in China.
I wish Disney would re-release the original Hatbox Ghost Big Figure on a new Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary base. THAT, I could go for! Also, I wish The Mouse would partner with Sideshow Collectibles, NECA or Medicom and put out a quality 12-inch Hatbox Ghost action figure, complete with removable head and clothing, cane and opening hatbox with a second head inside.
Yes, I'm dreaming aloud — or, rather, in writing. A dream is a wish your heart makes.