Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Run-A-Mucks Mini Figure Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1002792664/run-a-mucks-mini-figures

I wanted to give everyone a heads up about a Kickstarter currently going on to fund the production of a new set of mini figures pictured above, called Run-A-Mucks. There's some awesome little weirdos here, designed by various artists and sculpted by Bryan Fulk of Last Resort Toys (who is also spearheading the Kickstarter).

There's various pledge levels available to get yourself some of these figures. You can check out more information and contribute toward funding the project here!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Mono Minis of the Day: 12/19/18 to 1/19/19

Here are the Mono Minis of the Day recently posted daily on Little Weirdos social media accounts. For more details on each figure, check out Little Weirdos on Instagram and Flickr


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Micro Mutants capsule toys


Micro Mutants is another excellent capsule machine toy offering that appeared recently. I had to track some down as soon as I laid eyes on them.

Unlike most modern-day monster toys, what's great about these is that the designs aren't cutesy or overly stylized. They are genuinely creepy, bizarre mutants.

I'm pretty sure these first appeared sometime in 2018. They can currently be ordered in bulk online through vending suppliers such as gumball.com (which offers bags of 100 and bags of 250), where the description for the set reads: "Look what just crawled out of your nightmares! With their menacing eyes and sharp teeth, these creepy creatures will leave an impression on customers of all ages...Be sure to get your hands on these micro mutants before they get their hands on you!"

See below for the lowdown on Micro Mutants, plus some more images.
  • The set consists of 8 different sculpts that each come in 6 different colors.
  • The available colors are black, purple, green, red, blue and glow in the dark translucent white. The glow white is called out specifically on the vending display card as a "Glowing Mutant," but it didn't seem any less common than the other colors in the bag of 100 I ordered.
  • The figures are about 1" tall.
  • They are made of a firm-but-flexible soft plastic / hard rubber
  • Each figure has minor painted details, mainly mouths and eyes.
Here's a close-up shot of all 8 sculpts:

 

Here's shot showing on of my favorite sculpts in each of the 6 colors:

 

And here's a size comparison shot with a MUSCLE figure:


I think the Micro Mutants are great figures with interesting sculpts, especially for being so tiny. What about you? Have you come across these little weirdos, or do you plan to track any down?

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Wee Beasties capsule toys


There's been some decent capsule machine toys showing up recently, including these little buggers -- Wee Beasties! Google "Wee Beasties" and you'll find a Texas-based punk rock band, but further down in the search results (much further), you'll find this mini figure set that I believe first showed up sometime in 2018.

The Beasties are billed as "cute" on their vending display card. I'm usually not a big fan of cutesy depictions of monsters, but these feature sculpts that are still pretty interesting and appealing despite their cuteness. They're worth picking up if you see them out and about, or if you choose to order them in bulk online through companies such as Geddes (which sells bags of 100 figures) or A&A Global Industries (which sells bags of 250 figures).

Below are some basics about the Wee Beasties as well as a few additional photos.
  • The set consists of 10 different sculpts that each come in 6 different colors.
  • The available colors are red, lime green, aqua, blue, indigo and purple.
  • The figures are about 1" tall.
  • They are made of a sturdy plastic that's firm but has a tiny bit of give to it (think MUSCLE).
  • They are monochromatic except for white and black painted eyes on each.
Here's shot showing each of the 6 colors:


And here's a size comparison shot with Monster in My Pocket and Cosmix figures:


And finally, to wrap up the post, another group shot of the 10 different sculpts:


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Mono Minis of the Day: 11/17/18 to 12/18/18

Here are the Mono Minis of the Day recently posted daily on Little Weirdos social media accounts. For more details on each figure, check out Little Weirdos on Instagram and Flickr

Monday, November 26, 2018

Mono Minis of the Day:10/16/18 to 11/16/18

Here are the Mono Minis of the Day recently posted daily on Little Weirdos social media accounts. For more details on each figure, check out Little Weirdos on Instagram and Flickr

Mono Minis of the Day: 9/14/18 to 10/15/18

Here are the Mono Minis of the Day recently posted daily on Little Weirdos social media accounts. For more details on each figure, check out Little Weirdos on Instagram and Flickr