Sgt. Drill & Zombie Soldier
1 Inch Scale
Hasbro’s Kre-O figures are one of my favorite new toylines of the past couple of years, but unfortunately they haven’t exactly taken the world by storm. Hasbro decided to push a smaller version, tied in with a game for tablets, called Cityville Invasion. These figures are smaller than the regular Kreo/Lego style figures, but use the same scale heads, hats and accessories. I picked up a set a while back in hopes of creating a custom Sgt. Slaughter.
This set has two figures and is packed blind, like most mini blind bag toys out there these days. It didn’t take long for me to find them and they were available at most every retailer. I think these guys have since been clearanced out, so you may have to look a bit more for them. Is this Kreo 2 pack worth your money? Can you make a custom Sgt. Slaughter out of this set? Continue reading
Spider-Man, Green Goblin, War Machine
2 Inch Scale
By: Mega Bloks
I bought these blind bag Marvel Mega Bloks, what seems like ages ago. I figured I might as well get around to reviewing them. As mini figures go, I quite like these. They have the identifiable characteristics of each Marvel hero/villain and they have a fair amount of articulation. I’m not sure if Mega Bloks is going to continue on with these series, but they are a lot of fun.
Although they’re blind bagged, I was able to feel around and get the characters that I wanted. I believe there may be codes for these somewhere, but I can’t say for sure. Feeling around seemed to work pretty well and I was really happy to score the Green Goblin as he’s one of my favorites. I can only hope that they eventually release a Hobgoblin figure. Continue reading
Super Mario Mini Figures Series 2
2 Inch Scale
First let me say, I apologize for the relative lack of updates around here in the past few weeks, but hopefully that drought is over. I have quite a few reviews planned for the next few days and the 5th Annual 31 Days of Halloween is set to start in less than a week. In the interim, I will be looking at a lot of random things including quite a few of these K’Nex Mario Mini Figures. It’s part of our MiniFig Initiative.
This is a new series of Mario Mini Figures, technically different than the first series I reviewed way back when. There was another series before this one, but it seems with Series 2 these things have finally gotten widespread distribution. K’Nex has also gotten their act together a bit and is offering more than just a handful of figures packed in with dozens of Marios.
While I have the entire series, I’ll go ahead and get this out of the way now. Shy Guy is my favorite. I’m not sure why I’ve always liked the Shy Guys, but they just appeal to me for some reason. They’re just so different than anything else in the already diverse Mario world. I’m sure part of that comes from them technically being leftovers from Doki Doki Panic, but either way K’Nex has finally decided to give the Shy Guy a chance to shine in these new blind bag packs.
Copper Covenant Guard
1 1/2 Inch scale
By: Mega Bloks
One of things you’re going to see more coverage of here in the weeks and months ahead is more mini figure reviews. Why? Honestly, I feel like mini figures started as kind of a trend but I am starting to believe this may just be the future of action figures as we know them. This is easily the area where the most growth is coming in the toy aisles. There are literally dozens of different mini figures on the market and unlike the vinyl market, it seems to have not faded at all with time.
Which brings me to the Halo mini figures. I know NOTHING about Halo. Never played a Halo game and likely never will. However I have picked up some other Mega Bloks through the years. They are some of the best mini figures around, so I decided I would pick up a Halo mini figure and see if it was a item I might like.
1 1/2 Inch scale
Perhaps the best figure of the bunch in Lego’s Series 8 of Minifigures, is the Diver. He seems like a deep sea diver to me and he’s got all the traits of a classic, fun little figure. Sure he’s not as exciting as an alien or a robot, but it’s the little things that help this figure stand out. From the magnifying glass in the helmet to the lead boots, there’s just enough small details to make the charm factor on this figure, second to none.