Saturday, December 28, 2013
'Dragons' vending machine figures
Anyone recognize these great, detailed dragon mini figures? I'm pretty sure I got them out of a vending machine years ago (probably early-to-mid 2000s), but I don't know what they were called or anything else about them.
The figures are about one inch tall each, are made of a firm yet flexible plastic, and are painted in different colors. Each dragon is sculpted as sitting on a rock and has clear purple wings that are attached as a separate piece (but aren't removable).
While I have the seven sculpts pictured in the group shot above, I'm not sure exactly how many made up a full set.
I've always thought these dragons were really cool and like all the details in the sculpts, from the various poses used to the transparent, textured wings, to the little skulls that some of the dragons are holding.
If anyone has any additional info on these, please let us know!
UPDATE: LW reader Mason of D.I. Treasures found a link to a vending supplier that has an image of the display card for these. Apparently the set was simply called "Dragons" and there were 10 different sculpts. Check out the image below.
And here are some closer shots of all seven dragons individually: