|juguete halloween premiums compared with their standard MIMP counterparts|
|wrappers that the juguete halloween figures came in, along with chocolate|
WHAT: If you're like me and you've spent too much time researching mini figure lines, you're probably aware that items related to Monster in My Pocket have been released in many different countries over the years. Some of these items have unique/strange characteristics in comparison to the original, standard release of Matchbox's MIMP figures. One example of this is the extra-mini monsters pictured above, released as "Juguete Halloween." These figures are Peruvian versions of MIMP figures that came blind bagged as toy premiums along with chocolate, featuring sculpts based on the Matchbox figures, but smaller and in some cases significantly modified (check out Cockatrice's head on the Winged Panther! Or the Beast's head on Tengu!). They are kinda funny-looking but I dig 'em--they're a cool little section of the MIMP universe.
I am pretty sure these premiums came in five colors: Black, orange, purple, red and yellow.
And with the following monsters making up a set: Mummy, Vampiress, Ghost, Tengu, Medusa, Witch, Kali, Werewolf, Bigfoot, Karnak, Cyclops, Triton, Cerberus, Great Beast, Winged Panther, Skeleton, Harpy.
WHEN: These particular figures were offered fairly recently, around 2010, but I believe the mini Peruvian MIMP sculpts have been around since the 1990s.
WHO: Produced by a company called Cremino.