I discovered the miWorld playsets a couple months ago at our local Toys R Us. There wasn’t a lot left on the shelves, and I ended up bringing home the Sprinkles Cupcake store and some of the accessories. But I’ve been on the lookout for that Dairy Queen ever since then, and I was super excited to see it finally restocked on our TRU shelves.
Like the Sprinkles playset, Dairy Queen is one of the smaller “Starter Sets”. It’s comprised of two walls with interior stickers that show off the inside of the store, a base plate, and a cardboard cover that looks like the store’s tiled floor. While this smaller set was hard enough to find on its own, it would have been really nice if this were one of the larger ones. A huge DQ just means more figures can sit around eating, which would be a great display.
But even in this little space, it’s the realistic touch of having an actual branded restaurant where your figures can hang out. Dairy Queen goes even further than Sprinkles with the wall designs. Sprinkles had drawn designs, where even the pictures of the products were illustrations. DQ’s design looks like it was put together in Photoshop with pictures of their actual store designs and food.
The back wall has illustrations of the bricks, counter, ice cream machine and heating lamps. But underneath those lamps are actual pics of chicken tenders, hot dogs, burgers and fries. Even the signs at the top have the actual food shown. The other side is even cooler… with a selection of realistic looking ice cream bars and cakes inside a couple freezer doors. There are even little electric sockets near the bottom of the wall.
One of the neat things you can do with multiple sets, aside from setting them next to each other, is stack them up. Each base has grooves where the top of the walls can slide in, keeping both playsets stable. It also gives that multiple floor mall feel. It’d be nice to have some sidewalk and stairs pieces to complete the look though. Continue to page 2…
11 thoughts on “Vault Review: JmiWorld
if ever we needed Dennis the Menace figures, this set is it.
I already had chicken strips for dinner, now I want some Ted Drewes.
ooh, just corrected diner to dinner, but how long until we get the restaurant from the “Nighthawks” painting?
good point — why have we never got Dennis the Menace figures?!?!
I love these kinds of playsets and this Dairy Queen does look cooler than the previous set you covered. The photo stickers look so realistic you feel like you could actually reach in and grab all those goodies. Excellent job on Jakks’ part! I hope they keep making these sets until you have enough to put together that shopping mall.
Own this one and it is fun. Had NA He-man holding both cones (forced Frosta date?) as well as Grizzlor and Rattlor hanging out (Rattlor getting chewed out for eating the help) and other figs as well. (If anybody on FB is a member of TGR then you have seen them)
That brown effects part with this set kicks massive butt. Love how that looks. I need o find that DQ extra pack (think there is two of them) also debating the sweet factory. One of the big sets and mini packs (has suckers and think the lady figs can hold them well.
Jakks why you gotta make such fun displays ment for girls that us Adult Collectors love.
Forgot this, if Jakks every makes a wave 2 a DQ add on set is a must. Just for more seating space. That effect shot made me think of civilians running to safety.
On other ideas, my mind gets Mikey and thinks of a Pizza place. Little Ceasers, Dominos, Pizza Hut, or dare I say Chuck E. Cheese.
Hah! Great comics!
Thanks to your earlier post, DKR Batman is currently enjoying a strawberry soft serve ice cream cone (“Lucky! Lucky old man! It’s only brainfreeze!”) and Lupin III and Jigen are pigging out on Sundaes, Blizzards and slushes, wishing strongly for a Revoltech Fujiko to appear.
Pretty neat how that Impact Part works with the set.
I think there is a larger DQ set. There seems to be a ‘razor/razorblades’ approach to this line and I think there’s a large set, small set and at least 2 ‘refill’ packs for each of the brands.
The pics are really, really great in this review.
I love the DQ set but like you say in the review as soon as I had one I wished it was bigger to actually make the most of the display. I was lucky enough to find a 2nd one so instead of buying one of the other stores, I just got another DQ. I put them together and covered up some of the sections of the walls to make them not look exactly the same and it is already one of my favorite places to display my figures.
There is so much fun bottled up in that shot of the explosive fight inside the DQ…it makes me want to play with my toys right now.
Fantastic review! Can’t wait to see the whole mall setup. Will you be reviewing any of the Deluxe Sets?
Is the scale of this playset good for the Walking Dead figures? Im looking for some sort of set that I could gore up with blood and some dirty washes. Awesome review.
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