|Two of the "Horrors": Minotaur and Orthrus|
WHAT: An obscure line that was released in the U.K. only, Horrors 'n' Heroes consists of 16 monochromatic figures based on characters from Greek mythology. As the name implies, half of the figures depict monsters (the "Horrors") while the other half depict gods and other humanoid beings (the "Heroes").
The figures were released in "Lucky Bags," blind bags marketed toward kids that contained small toys and candy. Specifically, Horrors 'n' Heroes came in monster-themed "Horror Surprise" Lucky Bags. The 16 figures included the following:
- The Horrors: Orthrus, Gorgon/Medusa, Echidne, Lernean Hydra, Minotaur, Scylla, Boreas, Chimaera
- The Heroes: Cronos, Zeus, Atlas, Pluto, Poseidon, Jason, Cyclopes (not sure why he was wasn't included among the Horrors), Heracles
The figures are made of hard plastic and are about 2"-2.5" tall. Their color scheme consists of mainly (if not completely) cool, somewhat metallic colors, including silver, dark blue, light blue, purple, and brown.
These are very nicely sculpted and attractive toys, and I love the fact that the creators included more obscure mythological creatures such as Echidne and Orthrus. They'd no doubt appeal to almost anyone interested in Monster in My Pocket or other, more well-known monster or mythology-themed toy lines. Unfortunately, they don't show up too often.
For more on Horrors 'n' Heroes, check out these links:
MinifiguresXD HNH post
The Cobwebbed Room HNH post
WHEN: I haven't been able to find exact year dates, but it seems Horrors 'n' Heroes figures were available in the mid-1990s.
WHERE: Available in the U.K. via "Horror Surprise" Lucky Bags.
WHO: Released by Mr. Lucky Bags Ltd.