Sunday, January 6, 2019

Wee Beasties capsule toys


There's been some decent capsule machine toys showing up recently, including these little buggers -- Wee Beasties! Google "Wee Beasties" and you'll find a Texas-based punk rock band, but further down in the search results (much further), you'll find this mini figure set that I believe first showed up sometime in 2018.

The Beasties are billed as "cute" on their vending display card. I'm usually not a big fan of cutesy depictions of monsters, but these feature sculpts that are still pretty interesting and appealing despite their cuteness. They're worth picking up if you see them out and about, or if you choose to order them in bulk online through companies such as Geddes (which sells bags of 100 figures) or A&A Global Industries (which sells bags of 250 figures).

Below are some basics about the Wee Beasties as well as a few additional photos.
  • The set consists of 10 different sculpts that each come in 6 different colors.
  • The available colors are red, lime green, aqua, blue, indigo and purple.
  • The figures are about 1" tall.
  • They are made of a sturdy plastic that's firm but has a tiny bit of give to it (think MUSCLE).
  • They are monochromatic except for white and black painted eyes on each.
Here's shot showing each of the 6 colors:


And here's a size comparison shot with Monster in My Pocket and Cosmix figures:


And finally, to wrap up the post, another group shot of the 10 different sculpts:


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Mono Minis of the Day: 11/17/18 to 12/18/18

Here are the Mono Minis of the Day recently posted daily on Little Weirdos social media accounts. For more details on each figure, check out Little Weirdos on Instagram and Flickr

Monday, November 26, 2018

Mono Minis of the Day:10/16/18 to 11/16/18

Here are the Mono Minis of the Day recently posted daily on Little Weirdos social media accounts. For more details on each figure, check out Little Weirdos on Instagram and Flickr

Mono Minis of the Day: 9/14/18 to 10/15/18

Here are the Mono Minis of the Day recently posted daily on Little Weirdos social media accounts. For more details on each figure, check out Little Weirdos on Instagram and Flickr

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Mono Minis of the Day: 8/13/18 to 9/13/18

Here are the Mono Minis of the Day recently posted daily on Little Weirdos social media accounts. For more details on each figure, check out Little Weirdos on Instagram and Flickr

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Mono Minis of the Day: 7/12/18 to 8/12/18


Here are the latest batches of Mono Minis of the Day--as posted daily on the Little Weirdos Instagram, Twitter and Flickr. The lineup in the photo is as follows, from left to right, top to bottom:

1. Kung Fu Man capsule bootleg keshi 
2. Mothra from Godzilla keshi
3. Bootleg ninja warrior figure 
4. Chrome Dome from Carzillas
5. Zombie from zombie eraser set
6. Elk from Tehnolog Zveronics
7. Neo Neons capsule figure
8. Oraclus from Cosmix  
9. Sniffinge from Funny Fringes 
10. #180 from MUSCLE
11. Dinosaur from Dino Brites 
12. Assassin from Neclos Fortress
13. Kaiju from Ultraman "Great Monster the 30" set
14. Darth Vader Star Wars hologram figure
15. Pheyden from Bit Figs
16. Greasebat from Greasebat & Friends Gummi Playset
17. Oritet Cave Troll figure
18. Robot-alien from space/fantasy playset
19. Skull from monster head pencil topper set 
20. Suction ball guy capsule figure
21. Revulsor from Cosmix 
22. Gurg from Mini Boglins
23. General Mills alien/monster cereal premium
24. Neclos (part 7 sculpt) from Neclos Fortress
25. Ultraman kaiju keshi
26. Glow-in-the-dark dinosaur figure
27. Tehnolog skeleton warrior
28. MUSCLE / Kinnikuman keshi capsule bootleg
29. Kaiju from Ultraman "Great Monster the 30" set
30. Dinosaur from Dino Brites
31. Rebel Trooper Star Wars hologram figure
32. Flexx from Cosmiti         

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Kinder Joy Surprise Jurassic World toys


Ferrero recently brought its popular Kinder Surprise candy/toy eggs back to the U.S. via Kinder Joy, and they debuted with some pretty unexciting toys overall. That is, until a tie in with the latest installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, brought us these awesome little dinosaurs!

The Jurassic World Kinder Joy eggs feature 8 different dino mini figures to collect, and they're not just plain old dinosaur figures -- each one has an outer shell that comes apart to reveal the dinosaur's skeleton inside! The figures all come with stat cards for the specific dinosaurs, are roughly an inch tall and made of hard plastic. The set consists of:
  • Ankylosaurus 
  • Apatosaurus
  • Dimorphodon 
  • Mosasaurus 
  • Stegosaurus
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Triceratops
  • Velociraptor
They are well made for being cheap toy giveaways -- the outer shells don't come apart until you pull them apart, and what the sculpts may lack in detail they make up for in charm. As toy premiums go, these are probably some of my favorites of recent years.

Here are some additional photos of the set: