WHAT: Here's a great toy line from a few years back that I wasn't familiar with until very recently when TwoHeadedBoy was kind enough to send me some. I loved them as soon as I saw them. I'm not sure whether or not they were available in the U.S., but I don't recall ever seeing them in stores here.
What line produced the bizarro creatures you see above? Alien Magic!
The concept sort of reminds me of Galoob's old Trash Bag Bunch line of the early 1990s, in that you'd have to drop an outer container in water and watch it fade away in order to find out which figure you got. You always wound up getting a lot of doubles, but at least it was a bit more exciting than just opening up a typical package.
I had seen people talk about Dino Magic figures online, but the line never really appealed to me enough to get me to investigate further. Alien Magic is a different story, though. I love how crazy-looking these things are! They are truly imaginative sculpts. And I like how they don't look goofy or cutesy, like so many monster and alien-themed toys these days do. They look creepy and psychotic, which is usually how I like 'em.
These guys are made of hard plastic and have painted details. Each figure comes in a couple different pieces that snap together, which allows for mixing and matching of different pieces on different characters. According to the packaging example pictured above, there were 18 different Alien Magic sculpts available, with three of them being "ultra rare" glow-in-the-dark aliens. Here's a closer look at the sculpts I have:
|This photo is by TwoHeadedBoy & shows a couple additional aliens|
A big thanks to TwoHeadedBoy for introducing me to these and hooking me up with some!
For more on Alien Magic, check out this thread on them at LittleRubberGuys.com.
What do you think of Alien Magic? Do you have any or remember seeing them in stores? Does anyone have photos to share of additional sculpts not seen here?
WHEN: According to information here, Alien Magic toys were originally available around 2007, and were still being sold at discount shops as late as 2011.
WHERE: U.K. (and possibly other countries...does anyone know for sure?)
WHO: Released by Moose Toys