Review: King of the Wild Frontier

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I was never a huge fan of westerns, but for some reason Davy Crockett always intrigued me. As a kid, I would want to watch the Disney Davy Crockett movies over and over. So I was excited when I saw the blurry brown outline of a man with a hat on the side of a 9″ Park 6 box sometime last year and had the hopes it was really Davy. Well, it of course was.

This 9″ Park 6 Davy Crockett retails for $44.95 and was designed by Casey Jones. As simple as this figure is, every detail on Davy is done flawlessly. It really captures the look and feel of the old west and Davy Crockett.

By far, the biggest surprise was the hat. Not that it was there, or that it was removable. Both those facts we  knew. But the detail went above and beyond what it needed to be to be acceptable. Instead of just tapering off, the tail is actually layered with the jigsaw pattern plastic.

The hat also has a decent weight to it. That is quickly evident when picking up the box at the store.

Again, the figure is simple, but every step designed by Casey seems like a natural and perfect fit. you can see the knife on Davy’s belt and the detail on his shoes..

On his other side is a drum. The colors and shading are done very well throughout the piece.

This Davy is certainly worth picking up for any Disney fan. As for me, this easily makes it into my top 5 favorite 9″ Vinylmation. Sam the Eagle, Space Mountain 35th, Tiki Room, Sully and now Davy Crockett. I was also lucky enough to pick up a signed version of this figure. Casey signed the window on the box with a bold gold pen. Thanks again for leaving those at D-Street. He’s not one of the more popular figures these days, but this Vinyl is a winner to me. What do you think about this one?

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About the author

Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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