If you are the kind of nut who likes to paw through toys at the checkout lanes of Walmart, more Scooby-Doo Tiny Mights Minifigures with Case are likely on your hunting list. I'm still trying to put together a set of the buggers, and am getting closer - but since each 3-pack has 3 different colors, a complete set of any single color is going to set you back at least $42. Also it's a really old cartoon, with really specific toys, probably made for a very small audience - but the price is so good, I had to pick them up.
There are 12 figures that come in at least eight colors. I'm still looking. But they did make Shaggy, Scooby, Captain Cutler, Green Ghost, Miner 49er, Space Kook, Creeper, and others in a font so small on the packaging I defy anyone to read it. It's the smallest printing that I may have ever seen on a toy - it's just a plastic band over a two-piece clear blue Mystery Machine case. It's efficient, and adjusted for inflation they are priced similarly to 1980s toys of a similar bent.
I got Space Kook in in blue, which is the perfect color for him. In the cartoon, he was a blue guy with some black (or red) elements used to scare off meddling kids and/or their dog. Here, it looks like he could probably match your 1980s Monster in my Pocket or M.U.S.C.L.E. toys. The color does a great job showing off sculpted detail like the eyes, belt, and helmet to the best of the ability of a toy of this size. It's good! I'm happy I got one.
Now in flesh, The Ghost Clown is much easier to see than the previous green clear glitter one I got - you can see every sculpted finger, nose, hair, hat, it's all there. The outfit is light on sculpted detail and he lacks the coin, but aside from that they captured the personality and poofy costume quite nicely.
Rounding out this particular set is a glow-in-the-dark blue Tiki Witch Doctor, which has a perfectly nice glow to it but it's a little dim in the camera. It's a little translucent, and it's really hard to make out any sculpted detailing unless it's lit at just the right angle. He's got his mask, skull staff, sandals, and large robes - it's a pretty good figure, but I admit it looks better in the other solid colors. I wouldn't go out of my way to collect the blue glow figures for that reason.
I really like how two of the three turned out. I wish I could just get packs with the colors I want, but doesn't everybody? They're charming, 1 3/4-inch figures that are right at home with similar 1980s collectible figures. Those of you who have been here for a while probably remember a surge of these guys with S.L.U.G. Zombies, O.M.F.G., and other lines about a decade ago that even lead up to Super7 and Mattel bringing back M.U.S.C.L.E. briefly. I really hope Culture Fly (or someone who uses their sculptor and factory) continues to pump out this exact kind of product with other licenses. Wouldn't it be great to see Space Ghost, Gremlins, Lord of the Rings, or Freakazoid? Well, don't get your hopes up, nobody but you and me cares about Freakazoid.
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