Monday, May 21, 2012
What: "Nasty Indestructible Ninjas Jumping About." I'm not sure if this line of little plastic ninjas really needed an acronym, but they gave it one anyway. N.I.N.J.A. Mites, the ninja-centric answer to M.U.S.C.L.E., consists of 48 unique sculpts in three different colors: black, red and yellow. They are made of a hard, light plastic (although one of the black figures I have is interestingly made of a somewhat softer plastic, and it doesn't appear to be a bootleg) and are mostly mono-color except for small painted glow-in-the-dark details on each. I am a bit torn about this line because some of the sculpts are quite cool while others are a bit bland. For example, I find the red dragon pictured above to be an incredibly appealing mini figure. There are other characters in the line that have a monster/humanoid element, and in my opinion, they are much more exciting than the basic human ones (although I suppose those are necessary in a set of ninja toys). I don't have many of these yet, but will be on the lookout for some of the cooler ones for sure. For more on N.I.N.J.A. Mites, check out MinifiguresXD's informative post.
Where: In addition to the USA, I have heard of these being popular in Europe so I am assuming they were sold there in some capacity.
Who: Panosh, the company also known for producing Dino Mites.