Herocross Donald Duck 2.0 HMF Review

Herocross is a Hong Kong based toy and collectibles company that makes high quality figures of all of the best franchises. I became a super fan of their products ever since I first saw their HMF (Hybrid Metal Figuration) series of articulated Disney duck characters. In the HMF series, they have released figures of Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby Vanderquack.

The Donald Duck HMF figure has been one of the best selling figures for Herocross in the HMF series. I was able to luckily purchase it before it became unavailable. It has been one of my favorite Donald Duck figures in my collection. You can read my review on that figure here.

The original Donald Duck HMF figure sold out which led Herocross to decide to reissue this popular release in a 2.0 updated version. Herocross sent me one of their newly released Donald Duck 2.0 HMF figures to showcase on the blog. Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!

Packaging

The Figure

The Donald Duck 2.0 comes with three different head sculpts. Each head sculpt is a great representation of Donald’s many personalities. The side eye Donald is new for this release.

Donald’s head is more round and slightly larger on the 2.0 version than the original release (on left).

Another fun feature of the 2.0 release is that Donald’s hat is removable, and it is held in place by a magnet. This provides more options in your poses and display of your Donald figure.

Donald Duck has 20 points of fantastic articulation. High quality Disney figures with this much articulation for poses and display are hard to find. Since the figure is a hybrid figure that includes metal parts, it has a great weight to it which helps it stand and pose well for your display.

This figure also comes with a total of six interchangeable hands. Note: The heads are a lot easier to swap than the hands. The hands are extremely tight on their pegs so you are going to need a lot of cautious wiggling and patience to carefully remove the hands.

Figure Comparison

The following are some side by side pictures of the original release and the 2.0 version. As you will see, the bodies of the figures and hands are the same. The neck is a little larger on the new figure to fit the new size head. It would be great to see some additional paint variations of Donald if Herocross decides to go that route in the future.

I love both of these figures, and it kind of gives me a feel of an evolution of Donald. The new head sculpts are definitely a big improvement over the original.

Fun Poses

Group Shots

Donald looks great when displayed with his duck family of figures also made in Herocross’ HMF product line.

Where to Buy?

This figure retails for $68 USD and can be ordered directly from Herocross’ website at the link below:

Herocross Donald Duck 2.0 HMF#006R

Final Thoughts

The Herocross Disney duck series of Hybrid Metal Figuration figures is seriously impressive and a real treat for DuckTales fan collections. The Donald Duck 2.0 figure is an improvement over the original release which can no longer be found, but the original version still has a lot of charm. It was a great surprise to see Herocross reissue that popular Donald figure so that more fans and collectors could get their hands on him. The Scrooge McDuck HMF has been long sold out so hopefully a reissue of Scrooge will be next. That Scrooge figure is my all time favorite Scrooge McDuck figure. A red coat Scrooge for the reissue would be legendary. Donald has had so many popular looks throughout the years that I definitely wouldn’t mind any other variant paint jobs for maybe his early animated years, comics, or DuckTales (2017) look. I really hope this Disney duck product line continues to sell well so that more characters can be considered to be added to the collection like Launchpad McQuack, Darkwing Duck, Flintheart Glomgold, or Magica De Spell.

I wish these figures were more widely available as currently you will need to import these figures from Hong Kong by purchasing directly from Herocross’ website. It is definitely worth repeating again that the hand swaps are extremely tight so be very cautious when trying to swap them around for your poses.

Thanks again to Herocross for letting me showcase the Donald Duck 2.0 HMF Reissue figure on the blog!

Let us know what you think about the Herocross Donald Duck 2.0 HMF Reissue figure in the comments below or tweet us @DuckTalks.

10 comments

  1. You guys don’t have the image of the three heads on display linked correctly. Once you remove the “-1” from the link, it’ll work! Like so:

    Also, and related to this issue, is there a chance that you’ll consider making all images clickable? Right now, if your readers want to see any image in its full-size glory, we have to open it in a new tab and meticulously remove the restrictive code after (and including) the question mark. If you guys just changed the blog posts, so that each image was a link to the original size file, it’d be much more reader-friendly in case we wanted to save an image, or just look at it as big as can be!

    Thanks for considering! We already enjoy the posts, and it’d be so much more fun!!!

    (Also, I don’t know if you’re including emojis in your post, but every now and then there’s small boxes with “OBJ” [for object] showing up after a paragraph [second to last one, in this case]. Just letting you know that they aren’t coming through on either a brand new Samsung phone, or a Windows 10 laptop!)

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  2. Like… isn’t it so much better when an image like this can simply be clicked, for your readers to see its full size version?! Try it! 👇😉

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  3. Well, that’s odd. You guys totally erase one of my comments (where I tried to be helpful, pointing out a file not properly linked, which you now corrected, and I asked for all images to be clickable for better access to large versions), but then you leave my follow-up post in place?! I mean, I’m glad, but…

    I didn’t think you’d censor an innocent request in the first place. How come you do? I wasn’t rude or anything; and no comment back from you either.

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    • Hey El! Thanks for the website feedback. I am not sure where your original post went. Most of the blogs are composed from the WordPress app on my phone so image options may be limited and different from using WordPress on a laptop. We will keep your suggestions in mind for the future. Thank you for your time.

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  4. Thanks for replying! The original comment seems to be restored as well.

    Maybe play with the WordPress app a bit?! There *should* be a way to avoid image size restrictions, which would in turn make an image a clickable link to its full-size source!

    When saving images, I just prefer saving them as big as possible for highest quality, and it is a hassle having to alter the web address to get to the source each and every time. I hope you’ll find an easy way to do it on your end; thank you for keeping the request in mind!!! 🙏

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  5. I picked up Donald a few days ago. This weekend, I finally got the courage to attempt to swap his hands. Much to my surprise, with very careful and cautious wiggling, I was able to get both hands off without breaking the pegs!
    This hint might be helpful: I found a drill bit in my Dad’s old workbench that was a little bigger than the holes in the wrists. I slowly carved out some material by hand. I think I was able to stop before I made them too loose. Next, I’m considering an attempt to make the alternate heads fit better. Right now, the side-eye and angry heads are too tight, and pop off easily.

    I love the figure. Your review was spot-on. One of Donaldo’s elbows is looser than the other, but for now, it’s a simple work-around. Thanks for the great website and Twitter feed.

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    • Let’s see some pics! Donald and Daisy’s hands and head are on really tight, but Scrooge, Webby, Huey, Dewey, and Louie’s hands and heads are really easy to swap out. The extra carving to make the holes bigger is a great tip.

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