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Imaginex DC Superfriends Blind Bags


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.

Joker in a batman costume but the color are joker themed purp;r and green

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

Series 1

  • 81 Red Hood
  • 82 Catwoman
  • 83 Nightwing
  • 84 Batman
  • 85 Two Face
  • 86 Slade
  • 87 Batman (unmasked)
  • 88 Joker
Series 2

  • 89 Brainiac
  • 90 Superman
  • 91 Sinestro
  • 92 Green Lantern (John Stewart)
  • 95 Aquaman
  • 96 Black Manta (unmasked)
Series 3

  • 93 Firestorm
  • 94 Martin Manhunter
  • 97 Vibe
  • 98 Mr Miracle
  • 99 Vixen
  • 00 Hawkgirl
Series 4

  • 55 Superboy
  • 56 Batman
  • 57 Joker in Batsuit
  • 58 Wonder Woman
  • 59 Black Lighting
  • 60 Robin

 

This list is also on my What’s in the bag page.

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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!

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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?

 

#TheyDoExist.


Easter Minion Mega Blok Blind Bag minifigs


Easter Minions are out. I found these at Kroger. They are part of the Despicable Me Mega Construx series.  There are only three mini figs in this series,Kevin, Bob, and an evil minion.

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Really the only thing new on these are the accessories. Kevin has an Easter Egg bowl, which doubles as a hat. he also has a spring of hair. Bob has basket and an egg or maybe a cupcake. The purple minion has a mini purple bunny. The limited parts make it easy to feel the bag and get all three figures without getting duplicates. They have a thin light blue 2×4 base.

“What’s in the Bag Tip?”:

Kevin and the evil minion both have long torsos. Bob is not that much shorter than them so feel for the accessories. The bowl is fairly distinctive. It’s round and hollow. The purple minion can be found by its hair. You can feel something soft and not flat like the checklist. For Bob feel for the basket. It is narrow unlike the bowl.

Minion Fan?

So will you add these to your collection?


DC Lil’ Bombshell Mini Figures


posion_ivy_closeupDC has a cool series called Bombshells featuring alternate versions of many of their leading female characters. It started as some pin style illustrations of the characters. The art was a fan favorite. And soon fans were making some amazing costumes of these Characters.

There has also been some extremely expensive statues of the Bombshells. I don’t have the room or money for those but now thanks to Cryptozoic there are affordable versions. Lil’ Bombshells are 2.75″ collectible figures. They are sold in a blind bag format, which means you don’t know who you get.  The container is a metal tin with vintage inspired art work. It is on of the best packaging, I’ve seen for a minifigure.

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Poison Ivy and Tin.

A drawback is price, the lowest I’ve seen them is $10.00. I seen more than that online. That’s a lot for a blind bag format. Which is another drawback, you don’t know who you will get.  Since you might only want a couple, or even if you want them all that will add up. All the figures look great but I only want a couple of them. I was lucky and got Poison Ivy in my tin.

DC comic’s Bombshells. made by cryptozoic.
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The series has ten regular figures and two chase figures. Characters include Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Mera, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Katana, Hawkgirl, Flash, and Batwoman. I have not seen any list showing the distribution of the main figures. I don’t know if there’s an even chance of each or if there tired distribution with commons, uncommon, and rare.  You have 1:72 odds to find a chase figure.  The chase figure are Art-Deco versions of Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn figures.

bombshell posion Ivy figure

Shown with LEGO Harley Quinn for scale.

Your Thoughts.

Will you collect these? Who is your favorite? Do you read Bombshells?

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Valentines Minion Mega Blok minifigs


Hey I found some thing cool at Target valentines Minions. These are part of the Despicable Me Mega Blok  series.

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There are only two in this series Kevin and Bob. Really the only thing on these are the accessories. Kevin has an “I’m with Cupid” sign and Bob has wings, bow and arrow. The limited parts make it easy to feel the bag and get both figures with getting duplicates. Both come with a red 2×4 brick.

“What’s in the Bag Tip?”:

Feel for the accessories. The sign is a square all sides the same length, and it is thin. If you find a square it’s Kevin no square it’s Bob. The wings are squishy in the bag and the arrow is just a stick. You might try feeling for the body size of the minions but may confuse the brick for Kevin long torso.

Minion Fan?

So will you add these to your collection? Give as a gift tomorrow? Yep last-minute cause I found them at the last-minute.


Monarch Minion Monday!


King Bob Meets King LEGO

Another Minions Surprise Minion minifig.

 


 

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Minions Movie Surprise Figures!


There are more minion surprise figures! I found blind bags at Target. They scanned for $2.39. I don’t know if that’s normal retail or not. I guess they will be $2.99 since $2.39 is an odd place.

They are Minion Movie figures. They are packed like previous Minions surprise packs with and card that covers the figures so you can’t determine which figure is inside. Some of the figures have odd shape costume so that may help find a few of them but overall it looks like random luck.

The Minions come with a white base. Since the movie is their search for a leader, they didn’t include the blue base with Gru’s logo.

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There are some in a Toys R Us boxed set but this is just a few from the collection.

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There will be three packs sets. With movie backgrounds some of these are in the blinds bags but not all. It looks like the sets have at least one of the blind figs.

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Review: Minion Mega Blok figures and sets


I have built my first Minion constructible toy set. The Jelly Lab set has 86 pieces and retails for $9.99. It includes one mini minion.  The set is colorful with several semi-transparent pieces. The theme is a minion jelly factory, there tubes and hoses and a conveyor belt. Some of the parts do not snap into place and grip

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The Jelly Lab set with a blind box MinionMega bloks despicable me jelly lab set

The figures look great. They are molded in color with just a little bit of paint for the hair. The goggles, overalls and banana are soft plastic. The goggles really give it personality when they are snapped on to the figure. The legs are hard to snap into place. The arms are a little easier but you have to force them into place.  Mega Bloks says you can mix and match arms and feet but I don’t see that happening much if it’s this hard to snap them into place.megablok_minion

 

Here is a comaparison of he Mega Blok Minion and the Thinkway toys surprise Minions. I think the MB version have a more accurate color. Plus they can stand unaided.  The eyes are more detailed mega_blok_minion_compare

 

 

 

 


The Mythical Unicorn


LEGO Deadpool in a unicorn costume

Since the Unicorn Girl minifig was announced, I wanted to do some kind Despicable Me “It’s so Fluffy” joke. Deadpool likes my little pony, so surely he likes fluffy unicorns.


Minion Mega Blok figures and sets


Sometimes when running a blog you learn about stuff via your readers. That what has happened in this case. Last month “Mega block minions  blind bags” appeared as a search term in my stats. That’s pretty specific and different from the Thinkway toys blind bags. I ran a search and found out that Mega bloks does have megabloks minion minifigures. I saw one big set a few days later, but no more till this week. I have found the playsets at Target and Toys R Us.  Today I finally found the minifigs.

They are called buildable Minion blind packs.They are in blind boxes not bags. There are six figures in series one. The instruction sheet says there are common, rare and ultra rare figures. It’s doesn’t give you odds on find any figure. But there is a number stamped into the bottom of the box. Mine had A22094ES on the box and the figures was a Minion with a banana. That checks out with a list of code posted at Dollastic . The figures have a suggested retail of $2.99 but are $3.99 at Toy R Us. The MSRP on the sets range from $5.99 -$19.99. There are seven sets to collect. You can see them all here,

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I got a figure and a set. I’ll do a full review in a few days. Short review for now The figure I got looks great. It’s molded in color with just a little bit of paint for the hair. The goggles, overalls and banana are soft plastic. The goggles really give it personality when they are snapped on to the figure. The legs and arms are hard to snap into place. You have to have them lined up just right. The say you can mix and match arms and feet but I don’t see that happening much if it’s this hard to snap them into place.

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Mega Blok’s Description of the toys.

Everyone’s favorite Minions are about to unleash some major chaos with the Mega Bloks Despicable Me™ Buildable Minion Blind Packs Series I packs. Build your own loyal following and collect six popular Minion characters. They come in a blind pack, so you never know which one you will get. You can customize your Minions and mix and match overalls, goggles, accessories, even arms and feet. Collect them all to build your own mischief!

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Features:

  • One mystery buildable Minion that you can customize with interchangeable accessories
  • Combine with other Mega Bloks Despicable Me™ playsets to build your own Minion mischief

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Buildable Minion Blind Packs Series I Codes

  • A25094ES – Tall Minion with an ice cream cone
  • A22094ES – Minion with a Banana
  • A21094ES – Purple Minion Long Haired
  • A19094ES – Minion with a Camera
  • A20094ES – Minion with flask
  • A24094ES – Minion disguised as a Purple Minion

via Dollastic


Robot Tober 2014 Day Eight


 

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Today we have Megatron leader of the Decpticons. This Kreon was part of an KRE-O Ultimate Kreon Collection ( A46417 ) of Generation one minifigures.

 

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Robot Tober 2014 Day Three


Last October I challenged myself to post a robot toy related picture everyday. I am continuing the challenge this year. Welcome back to Robot Tober!

Today post is a Hexbug Zombie Nanobot. Hexbug Nanobots are basically toy bugs. They walk bump into thing and change directions. They do look like scurrying bugs. This time of year you can find the Zombie version that have a glow in the dark skeleton. They come in a black or orange coffin. I found this one in Target Halloween section for about $5.

zombie nanobot

SIDE NOTE: McDonalds currently has Hexbug or Monster High toys in their Happy Meals.

 

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Robot Tober 2014 Day Two


Welcome back to Robot Tober.  Last year I challenge myself to do a post a day for October. I decided to continue the challenge. The theme for the month is Robots. Each day I plan to post a pic of a robot, mech, or power suit action figure.

optimus Prime Kreon

Today we have Optimus Prime Kreon. This Kreon was part of an Ultimate Kreon Collection ( A46417 ) of Generation one minifigures.

 

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Robot Tober 2014 Day one


Welcome back to Robot Tober. Last year I challenge myself to do a post a day for October. I decided to continue the challenge. The theme for the month is Robots. Each day I plan to post a pic of a robot, mech, or power suit action figure.

Since it is the 30th Anniversary of Transformers we’re kicking off Robot Tober with a Transformer. Starscream is from the 30th Anniversary collectible figures series. There are thirty figures in this series ten each from three Transformers eras; Generation one, Transformers Prime, and the movie series.

strasscream action figure.

 

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Nerd Block August Unboxing


 

What is Nerd Block?

Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service for geeks. Every month, subscribers will receive a package containing a t-shirt and 4-6 toys or collectables. You pick the shirt size but the design and toys are unknown.

So What’s in the Box?

First up is Garbage pail minikins series 2($2.99). Two figures with matching stickers. I remember Garbage pail from when I was little. There were gross and fun. I got Micheal Mutant ans Pete Seat. Pete Seat is a yellow Variant version. That bag said yellow was ultra rare but I have no clue as to how rare. The comic store version have peach as their ultra rare and they are 1 in 12. Yellow rare were sold in retail blind bags.

nerd block garbage pail kids

Bravest Warrior Key chain ($3.99) from Cartoon Hangover

 

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The shirt is a pokemon pokeball.  It is a cool design. I like the look of it but since I don’t play Pokemon, this may end up on E-bay or storenvy.

pokemon nerb block shirtDoctor Who comics (3.99 each) Number 1 issues of  the new tenth and eleventh Doctor’s comic with exclusive Nerd Block covers. Comics are cool.

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And the big event for the Month. Funko Pop Heroes Vinyl. It is a previews exclusive Harley Quinn. I was so happy to see this is my box. This month subscribers got either Harley Quinn or Batman Funko pop figures.

funko pop

September Nerd Block: They have said September’s box will include a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle item from the classic cartoon series.  Plus some big reveal about the box sometime this week. I’ll update it here.

UPDATE

Nerd Block made their Big announcement. In addition to the classic Nerd Block, Jr Nerd Blocks, and the Horror Block, they now have an Arcade Block focused on gaming. The first one ships on September 25. You have four weeks to decide if you want one.

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Spoiler alert! If you get a box don’t read the shipping label. There is a mini invoice on it that tells whats inside. It’s vague but may reveal more than you want to know.

Do you enjoy this review? Any questions. I’m considering reviewing the Nerd Block as a monthly feature.

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Horror block 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US, The Horror block ships on the 25th of the month You must order by then to get the box. This month they said it will include an Aliens item.

 

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MORE NOTES

Funko Pop is now selling Dancing Groot bobble heads. Preorders are now open for shipping in December.

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Minion Surprise Figures Update


I previously posted about new Minion Surprise blind foil bags. At that point I had not found the new bags in store. Well I finally found them at Toys R Us. from the  image on thinkway’s site, I was worried the new and old figures might be mixed in the bags. They are not. The new ones are labeled as Despicable Me Minion Made, Minion Surprise.

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There are eleven figures pictured on the bag and checklist card. See the Minion Made list below. All these but the kicking minion are in the Toys R us Boxed set. The box set is $19.99 and the bags are $2.99 at Toys R Us. I do not see any cheat code for these.  The bags have the same  code, D62504 stamped on the bottom of each bag. The figure is packaged in a way that makes it hard to use the feel method to determine what minion is in the bag.

Series 1 Minion Made
  1. Dave
  2. Tom (kicking, 2 eyes)*
  3. Stuart w/ purple frosted cupcake
  4. Tim*
  5. Carl*
  6. Margo
  7. Edith
  8. Agnes*
  9. Gru
  10. Eduardo*
  11. Lucy
  12. Dr. Nefario
  13. Antonio
  14. Unicorn
  15. Purple Minion (not pictured above, not pictured on initial release.)
  1. Minion Maid
  2. Minion Kicking (not in boxed set, 1 eye)
  3. Minion with minion cupcake
  4. Tim (new gun)
  5. Jerry
  6. Worker
  7. Purple Minion
  8. Bedtime Agnes
  9. Young Gru
  10. El Macho
  11. Fireman
* not pictured in group shot, replaced by newer version?

 

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More Minion Surprise Figures!


Yesterday I posted a pic of a Minion Maid mini figure. It is part of a ten piece Toys R US set. These are new Despicable Me figures. I did a little research and found out there are more minion surprise figures!

minion surprise blind bags

Here are the blind bags figures that were released last year. They were sold in random blind bags for $2.99 each. Last summer I could only find them at K-mart and Toys R Us. Once the Despicable Me 2 DVD came out more stores had them but by then the price increased to $3.99.  I never found a code for the blind bags.

blind bag minionsToy R US 2013 boxed set. Still listed online. You can see it has all of the first series of blind bag characters except for Carl, Lucy, Eduardo and Antonio. The set was $19.99.

  • Age: 4+;
  • Highly detailed collectible figures with display stands
  • Including The Minions – Dave, Tom, Stuart, Tim and Carl; The Girls – Margo, Edith and Agnes; Gru, Dr. Nefario, Lucy, Eduardo and Antonio, Unicorn.
  • Each sold separately in a foil bag.
  • New Figures coming soon!
  • Release August 1, 2014

This is what I found on Thinkway toys web site. The text is the same as from last year. The only change is they added “New Figures coming soon!” and “Release August 1, 2014” The first was last Friday. I have not seen the bags in store yet. I found the 2014 TRU Minion Made boxed set in late July. I didn’t know there were new bags on the way.

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And here is the thinkway Minion Surprise current picture. There are twenty figures in this shot some old and some new. There’s a mix of 2013 and 2014 figures I broke them down into the table below. I called them  series 1 and 2 for sake of ease. I haven’t seen the bags yet. I hope the older ones are not mixed with the newer ones  in the blind bags. I will let you know once I find them in store.

 

Series 1 Series 2
  1. Dave
  2. Tom (kicking, 2 eyes)*
  3. Stuart w/ purple frosted cupcake
  4. Tim*
  5. Carl*
  6. Margo
  7. Edith
  8. Agnes*
  9. Gru
  10. Eduardo*
  11. Lucy
  12. Dr. Nefario
  13. Antonio
  14. Unicorn
  15. Purple Minion (not pictured)
  1. Minion Maid
  2. Minion Kicking (not in boxed set, 1 eye)
  3. Minion with minion cupcake
  4. Tim (new gun)
  5. Jerry
  6. Worker
  7. Purple Minion
  8. Bedtime Agnes
  9. Young Gru
  10. El Macho
  11. Fireman
* not pictured in group shot, replaced by newer version?

Has anyone seen the new blind bags yet?

UPDATE: I checked wal-mart they only had series 1.

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Transformers Age of Extinction!


Optimus Prime on a T-rex

30th Anniversary Optimus Prime on a classic McDonalds Happy Meal Transforming Dinosaur. Optimus Prime is from a blind bag but I have seen these same figures carded at Toys R US for a higher price.


Homer gets an honest answer.


homer is a pig in a galaxy far far away

I finally found Homer a drinking buddy.  The quote comes from the first season of The Simpsons.


Bonus comic, we’ve all been there.


I have a bonus comic today. The idea for this one came up while I was working on the “What’s in the bag?” page. The page needed more images. What figure do I have that would search bags? a cop of course. I thought about using Chief Wiggum but he’s not intimidating.  I’ve made a few minor changes to the What’s in the bag page, just rearranging a few things. See the link at the top of the blog.

Bad cop wants to know what is in the blindbag. check this page for tips and link for lego and other blind bag toys.


Welcome to Sector 7G


MR Burns meets the minions
The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant has new drones.. I mean workers, the minions. How will minions do in a Power Plant? I’m glad I’m not near there.

May is wrapping up and it’s been a busy month. I’ve spent the weekends vending at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. It was a great year at faire best weather in a long time. And the crowds were awesome.
For the first time I have collected an entire series of LEGO minifigs. And I bought them using the feel guides listed on the What’s in the bag page. So many thanks, to everyone that creates these guides. I made a couple of mistakes guessing. But that was mainly when I did not take enough time to verify by identifying two different accessories. I plan to use every figure in my toy photography. So far I’ve posted pics with Bart, Milhouse, Marge and now Mr Burns. I’m processing one with Lisa right now. Plus making use of a Simpsons accessory on friday’s post so look forward to that.

Good luck if you are still searching.

Also May has been a great month for traffic. It’s my busiest May on record and busiest month so far this year. So thank you for all the support.


LEGO Simpsons minifigs in stores today.


Today is the official release date of The LEGO Simpsons minifigs. I was unable to find any in store early, so I’ll be checking a few stores today. Some of the fan sites already have the figs and have provided guides for those of us that are still searching.

Brick and Bloks has made a chart of bump codes for the Simpsons minifigs.  He does note that in the past LEGO has changed the bump codes, so these may not be the same.  The Brick Fan has a touch guide detailing what accessories to feel for in the bag. I will use a combination of these as I collect the figures. I want to get the entire set this time. I will get a few bags today and hold off on anymore till after I see all the May the 4th sales. If LEGO has some great deals on Star wars sets I’ve been eyeing I’m getting them.

 

Good hunting.

What did you find?

Any more tips for other collectors?

Any idea on the how many of each character are in a box?

UPDATE:

Thanks to Grace who shared Euro Bricks’s great review and distribution breakdown for the Simpsons minfigs.