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Cryptkins Vinyl Blind Box Unboxing.

 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.

Cryptkins crate tpy packaging looks like a wooded crate with air holes

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!

Figure, trading card, with business card and a winners note.


The Cryptkins are 2.5″ or slightly larger than a mini-figure.

Cryptkin Phoenix next to Phoenix Tribe LEGO mini figure for sale.

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!

Your Thoughts?

Will you be hunting for these?




Visit the Parthenon and see Medusa! wait what?

I took Medusa home for the weekend.

Medusa at the Parthenon

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Boss Fight Studio’s Vitruvian Action Figures

Boss Fight Studio has launched their Kickstarter project for Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. (highly articulated character kits system) For their first line of original action figures their theme is Greek mythology. The action figure will be Greek warriors and Gorgons. If you’ve follow this blog for a while you know I collect Medusa figures. So I’m very excited about these.

I’ve wanted these figures ever since Mike’s collection posted a preview of the Medusa from the G.I. Joe convention. I’ve already supported the kickstarter. I hope they hit the stretch goals cause they have some more awesome figures in their proposed waves 2 and 3.

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About Boss Fight Studio

Boss Fight Studio is a group of 3 toy designers and 2 sculptors with decades of experience working in the toy industry on your favorite brands, such as GI Joe, Marvel, Star Wars and many, many more.
Kickstarter Page

all images from Boss Fight Studio kickstarter page.
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And Yes I know this is my second Kickstarter post in a couple of days but they are both cool toys. The other post was about munckin bricks.

Medusa in the late afternoon sun

I found this Medusa figure at a local independent toy store. It is made by Safari LTD. It is in scale with the Papo and Schleich toy lines. Safari makes detail animal, fantasy and historical figure. You can find them at museums, zoos, or sometimes like I did in a store next to the Papo toys. I later found this same toy a Micheal’s.

Medusa action figure in late afternoon sun.

In blog news the site in nearing 25,000 views. Maybe late this month or early December.

Even Yetis hate to get snow in their eyes.

lego yeti wearing snow trooper helmet

Dear Yeti

When things gets tough, when you feel the heat and pressure of life remember what the Yeti says, keep frozen.

lego yeti series 11 minifig keep frozen

Another Monday Means Another Medusa

Not actually called Medusa, but you know they based this character on the gorgon. This is the She-Demon from the Hercules the Legendary Journeys tv show. Toy Biz made action figures from the Hercules and Xena show during the nineties. She-Demon: Stone Strike Tail is a nice toy, not as detailed as current action figures but it’s a mythological character and those are always cool to collect.

Although her appearance suggests a modern interpretation of Lamia, the She-Demon’s powers and story more closely mirror those of Medusa.

From Wave Two of the ToyBiz HTLJ 5 inch action figure line. The She-Demon as seen in “The Wrong Path.” The She-Demon has a spring-loaded tail. To make her attack, you pull back the tail and then press a button at the bottom to make it spring forward. The She-Demon also comes with a “stone” face mask which will fit over the heads and shoulders of the Hercules and Iolaus figures so you can turn them into stone!

via Hercules/Xena wiki

medusa action figure from Hercules lengdary journeys

Battle on Warrior woman!

lego warrior woman vs medusa

Battle on! stars LEGO Minifig series 10 (71001) Warrior Woman and Medusa.

Every Ray Harryhausen animated creature

The four and a half-minute compilation of every Ray Harryhausen animated creature in feature films, presented in chronological order.

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New to the Garden.

LEGO Cyclops