I recently found these at Wal-mart. They are part of the Star Wars Science line. The crates are blind boxes that contain the skulls of various creatures from the Star Wars Universe.
The crates are filled with sand. You dig the bones out and build the skull. The sand is dense and clumps together. It might be kinetic sand. It’s not regular toy sand. They didn’t include a digging tool so I used a plastic spoon. Eventually I just turned the crate upside down and dumped it into an old plastic lunch meat package.
I hate sand’ ‘it’s course and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere’
Once all the parts are out you can build the skull. The first set I opened was a Hutt. It looks cool but took some wiggling to get the jaw to pop into place.
Series 1 includes Hutt, Trandoshan, Gamorrean, Rodian, Monkey-lizard, and Zabrak.
The Science part of these toys is that they based these skulls on actual animal skulls. The Xcavation set includes a pamphlet with what earth animals on which they based their designs. It has scientific names and habitat information. They used ape and board skulls to design the Gamorrean skull. And Alligator and Iguana skulls for references for the Trandashan skull. Which was the second package I opened. Boosk the Bounty Hunter was a Trandashan.
You can see a bit of the red sand still attached to the skull. Preview photos from the toy fair show certain skulls are packed in certain colored sand.
I had a bit of a preview of these kits a while back. If you remember my BB-8 behind a crate post from earlier in the month you’ve seen the crates. I just now have time to do a proper write-up on them.
These sets are cool and a fun little activity. They come with a Skull, toy sand, and a crate for around $4.99. Uncle Milton also makes a Rancor and Tauntaun Skelton models. I haven’t seen them in stores yet.
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Edit: These crates are a blind box from Star Wars Xcavations full post here.
Ant-man and the Wasp comes out today. Here are some pictures of the characters.
Ant-man and the Wasp comes out today. Here are some pictures of the characters. More images later tonight.
My traditional posting of one of film’s great speeches with text so you can recite it.
President Whitmore’s Speech From Independence Day
“Good morning. Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist. and should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, ‘We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on, we’re going to survive.’ Today we celebrate our independence day!”
Mondays can suck so here’s some Monday motivation from Captain Marvel.
Bob’s Burgers new blind box mini figures by Kidrobot.
Bobcephala Bob Art Figure.
My son has been playing with Imaginex toys for a while so when I saw this Joker Batman I knew he would want it. Luckily I found one before he saw them online. He didn’t know they existed. He had great surprise when he opened the bag and saw the figure.
It’s the joker disgused as Batman! AKA old number 57!
Why #57, cause that the Imaginex code for this figure. Fisher-Price codes their blind bags. You can get the figure you want, without duplicates. The code is on the back of the bag in the top left corner. I use the flashlight feature on my phone to see the code. You can tilt the bag but if there’s not alot of light use a phone.
Here’s the codes for all the DC Imaginex Figures.
Imaginex DC Super Friends
This list is also on my What’s in the bag page.
Cryptozoic has a new line of collectable toys called Cryptkins. The 2.5 inch Vinyl blind box series features beasts of legend. Cryptkins are cute versions of mythical creatures like Bigfoot, Chupacabra, and Nessie. To celebrate the new series Cryptozoic ran an online contest and I was lucky enough to be one of the random winners.
They do exist! The subject of folklore and tabloid headlines for decades, Cryptkins have been discovered and the world will never be the same!
I got a blind box and some coins for the Quidd App. Each blind box contains a Cryptkin and bio card with habitat information. There are 10 characters and 2 rare versions plus an ultra rare figure for a total of 13. I cannot find how common or rare each one is.
The packaging resembles a wooden crate with air holes. The sides are stamped “Caution live shipment” and the back has a checklist with the rare versions blacked out.
And I got one of the rare Cryptkins ..Phoenix!
The Cryptkins are 2.5″ or slightly larger than a mini-figure.
Cryptkins have a release date of March 15 and a suggested retail of $5.99. Cryptozoic also makes the DC Lil’Bombshell figures and various DC trading cards and Deck building games.
Quidd is an App, where you can collect digital figures, trading cards, and stickers.
And now the Phoenix in the wild!
Will you be hunting for these?