Scooby Doo: The Movies
By Strange Mark Studios
Hot on the heels of Spring’s all-encompassing Charlie’s
Angels action figure range, Strange Mark Studios go from one
detective agency to another to bring us Scooby Doo!
This first wave of Scooby Doo action figures is primarily
based on Mystery Inc’s first live-action big screen adventure.
At the time of the film, Equity released a number of Scooby
toys, but all based on the cartoon likenesses, amid fears the
film would be a flop. Finally, Strange Mark Studios bring us
6” scale figures based on the film’s stars, Freddie
Prinze Jr. (Fred) and wife Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne),
along with Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Linda Cardelinni (Velma)
and of course Scooby himself!
Fred and Daphne sport a wide variety of different outfits
throughout both films. Fred is captured here in what we’re calling
his “Journey to Spooky Island” outfit, a slight
variation on the good old traditional cartoon outfit, whereas
Daphne takes a slight departure from the original in her “Island
Arrival” outfit, complete with multiple luggage bags
to recreate the scene from the movie!
Rounding out the team are Velma and
Shaggy. Certainly no less important, but a far less varied
wardrobe, so Ms Dinkley
the Shaggster appear in their ‘real world’ versions
of exactly what you remember them always wearing!
the first wave is of course, Scooby Doo!
Taking a tip from Equity’s cartoon-based figures, wave
two kicks off with the cartoon characters dressed in outfits
from the second hit film, Monster’s Unleashed. Seen here
are 4” versions of Daphne and Fred, hair and face looking
just like the old (and new) TV incarnations, but both wearing
distinctive outfits from the movie. Shaggy and Velma are also
on the way in this style, look out for them in wave three next
Back to the big screen however, wave two will also feature
Seth Green in his Monster’s Unleashed role, slightly
crazy museum curator Patrick. Wave Two will also feature 6” scale
versions of Shaggy and Velma, with Daphne and Fred following
in Wave Three with the other 4” scale figures. All figures
feature multiple points of articulation, as well as a load
of great accessories!