Today I wanted to share with you some of my favourite blind bags/box toys. Never heard of these before? Blind bags/box toys are like a toy lucky dip. All the possible designs are listed on the packet which is sealed. You only find out which character is inside once you open the packet. The rush of adrenaline as you open the little packet is so much fun. But then you must deal with extreme happiness or a rush of tears as you deal with the toy aftermath. I have so much fun making little sections on my shelves for my little blind box collections and thought it would be rad to share some of my favourites with you today.
The first little collection is the DC/Scribblenauts figures. While I did enjoy the video game of Scribblenauts it was the range of unique DC characters that caught my attention in this blind box series. From Dead man to Batman Beyond there are characters that are rarely made into figures (if ever). The Scribblenauts/DC bases with the little notepad make them easy to display and I love that you can position the characters little arms, so I was able to have Sinestro shooting his ring. My favourites in this series so far have been Catwoman because of her little goggles and of course Sinestro with his grumpy expression.
It is no surprise to anyone that the Spongebob Mega Blocks blind bags would be on this list. These highly posable figures come with rad accessories and feature versions of all your favourite Bikini bottom residents in some of the cartoons and films most iconic costumes. It is really hard to find these in stores but I did manage to find 3 at various supermarkets as well as receive the caveman Squidward from a lovely friend. They are all my favourites and I keep them on the desk were I work to keep me smiling all day long.
Finally my newest series I have begun to collect are the Garbage Pail Kids from Kid Robot. These are not only the best blind boxes I've ever seen, but incredible toys by themselves. Each is based on an character from iconic 80's collectable trading cards. I love how well sculpted and detailed they are. My favourites are the most gross Acne Amy (Pictured on the far left) and Leaky Lindsay who I am yet to find. Acne Amys pimples look like they are ready to explode and I love her happy little smile. It was love at first sight.
Do you own any toys from blind bags? Which series is your favourite?