Even though the figures are apparently static and albeit pricey, this looks like a fun car for people who have Polar Express sets. Of course, it would be even better if the figures circled the length of the car's roof as the train moved, similar to Lionel's chasing figures gondolas, but that would most likely raise the price significantly. While I have ordered this car I was hesitant to do so since the figures appear fragile and vulnerable to breaking - especially the rod holding the boy to the hobo. I do hope that rod is some type of heavy wire for added strength. In fact, it will be ideal if the figures are metal but I'll have to wait until mine arrives to find out.