Sunday, January 20, 2019

Micro Mutants capsule toys


Micro Mutants is another excellent capsule machine toy offering that appeared recently. I had to track some down as soon as I laid eyes on them.

Unlike most modern-day monster toys, what's great about these is that the designs aren't cutesy or overly stylized. They are genuinely creepy, bizarre mutants.

I'm pretty sure these first appeared sometime in 2018. They can currently be ordered in bulk online through vending suppliers such as gumball.com (which offers bags of 100 and bags of 250), where the description for the set reads: "Look what just crawled out of your nightmares! With their menacing eyes and sharp teeth, these creepy creatures will leave an impression on customers of all ages...Be sure to get your hands on these micro mutants before they get their hands on you!"

See below for the lowdown on Micro Mutants, plus some more images.
  • The set consists of 8 different sculpts that each come in 6 different colors.
  • The available colors are black, purple, green, red, blue and glow in the dark translucent white. The glow white is called out specifically on the vending display card as a "Glowing Mutant," but it didn't seem any less common than the other colors in the bag of 100 I ordered.
  • The figures are about 1" tall.
  • They are made of a firm-but-flexible soft plastic / hard rubber
  • Each figure has minor painted details, mainly mouths and eyes.
Here's a close-up shot of all 8 sculpts:

 

Here's shot showing on of my favorite sculpts in each of the 6 colors:

 

And here's a size comparison shot with a MUSCLE figure:


I think the Micro Mutants are great figures with interesting sculpts, especially for being so tiny. What about you? Have you come across these little weirdos, or do you plan to track any down?

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