Saturday, September 12, 2015
Toysmith 'Super Hero' mini figures
The figures come in a clear bag with very basic header art that refers to the figures simply as "Super Hero." Nothing fancy, but what can you expect for a buck?
There are six different sculpts that come in three different colors -- red, blue and green. Each bag contains 20 figures so I suppose it's possible to get a full set of 18 in a single bag. They seem to be put into the bags pretty randomly though, so it's probably not likely. I did come very close in the first bag I opened, which was missing only one sculpt in green. I was able to find that figure in the second bag, but I did notice that it contained more duplicates than the first bag. For anyone planning on buying some, it's probably worth taking a close look at them in the store to make sure you pick bags with the most different figures.
The figures are made of a light, hard plastic. It's a bit cheap feeling, but again, these are designed and sold as cheap toys so it's to be expected.
The sculpts are pretty cool. My favorites are the caped, masked guy with his fist forward and the pointy-eared guy with both arms up, which I think has some Batman inspiration. For some reason these guys actually remind me more of wrestling toys than superhero toys. Maybe that's because they're done in a bulky, stylized way that gives off a similar vibe to '80s wrestling minis like Musclemania, Remco Mini Mashers, Soma wrestlers, and of course, MUSCLE.
Size-wise, they're comparable to the usual suspects like Monster in My Pocket and MUSCLE.
So what do you think of these little weirdos? Do you plan on picking any up? I hope Toysmith continues to make these cheap minis for Target -- I'd love to see a fantasy or monster themed set released next!