Blind Box Monday

Ugh, I’m so late…


Blind Box Monday

Since Thursday is the day of pigging out — er, Thanksgiving — in the US, I thought I’d put up a blind box figure related to food.  I didn’t have any handy, though.  (Technically, I do have a couple I haven’t photographed yet, but I need to focus as much time and energy right now as I can on NaNo, so…yeah, that wasn’t happening.)

This is what I came up with.

Well, at least she’s holding ice cream, which is a food, so…kinda-sorta thematic?  Maybe?


Anyway, here’s the box she came in:

As you might guess, I was after the two shown on the top. 😉  Full box shots are in the gallery.  Click on either photo to check it out.  Though it’s the gallery for the whole Blind Box category, so you’ll have to scroll down a while.

Speaking of the gallery, I’ve uploaded all my old photos now (wait, did I say that already?) and just have to go through and make sure they’re all properly arranged in albums and update all my old posts and…yikes, that’s gonna be a lot of work.  I’ll have to watch some movies/TV while doing it.  And obviously I won’t be starting on that task until December at the earliest.

And now, back to my regularly scheduled frantic novel writing!

Blind Box Monday

Bah, I totally forgot about this!

Okay, so for today’s Blind Box figure, we’ll start with the packaging:

Of course, at the time, it had a paper tag on the little gold plastic hanger, and there was a plastic bag inside with the little figure in it, but you get the idea.  So I see this thing and it’s a really fun and cute little genie bottle, and I ‘m intrigued.  The tag has drawings of cute little genie girls, and I’m at Barnes and Noble, so I get a discount, and I figure “why not?”

This is what was inside.  Cute, huh?  She has a slight amount of translucence to her.  (Not in the Blythe sense, but in the sense that some light can actually pass through the hair and garment.)

Anyway, these are tie-ins to some TV show called “Shimmer and Shine” or something like that, which is apparently for very little kids (it’s literally something one of my co-worker’s three year old daughter watches), but I don’t care where they come from:  the figures are cute. 🙂  I’ve gotten a few more blind boxes (blind bottles?) since then, and a set that came on a card where you could see all but about two of them before you buy them.  Haven’t photographed any from the set, but the other two bottled ones are among the stack of blind box figs I’ve photographed and not posted yet.

Happy Halloween!

I’ve been assembling all sorts of seasonal stuff for a fun (if less coherent than my first Halloween post) All Hallow’s Eve post.

And I do mean all sorts.  Like, even candy containers.

That little Dracula came with Nerds candy inside him.  The graphic on the plastic wrap showed several colors of Nerds, so I was expecting a bag of rainbow Nerds filling most of his interior.  Instead there was one little box of the pink ones.  (You know, the little boxes you get in the ten zillion pounds of candy to hand out to Trick-or-Treaters bags.)  Fortunately, I wanted the Dracula tin, not the candy, so it didn’t matter. 😛

I’ve got seasonal pins, too.

This was my whole Studio Ghibli fanart pin collection when I took the photo; there’s two more kodama-themed pins now. 😛  (And more of various sorts on the way.  I really need to stop backing so many enamel pin Kickstarters…)  Anyway, as you can see, the set on the right is a Halloween-themed set. 🙂

Though those are obviously Clawdeen and Frankie, the seller (on Storenvy, I think it was) didn’t identify them as such, for obvious reasons.  I had to get that magpie pin because of some books I read over the course of this year. 😀

Isn’t that little witch the cutest?  (The crabby Jack-o-lantern is related to the various crabby fruit plushies I posted about some time ago.)

But pins aren’t what you’re here to see, so here’s more fitting photos. 🙂

Earlier this month, I decided to go (for the first time ever) to Build-a-Bear, because I’d seen how cue their bears were after they donated some to an event at work.  And of course they had some seasonal products available, including a very cute Dracula bear, and this bat.  I couldn’t resist the batbear. 😀  Given that she has BAB written very prominently on her paw, I’ve decided to name her Babs.

Ironically, when I got home that day, guess what I found in a package on my porch? Continue reading

Blind Box Monday

As soon as I saw the box, I knew I had to have one of these. 😀  And there weren’t any in the collection that I didn’t like!  (Sorry the side of the box isn’t shown very clearly, but you can at least get an idea.)

Being the signature plush for the collection, I think they may have made more of these than the others.  (In part because when I tried to get a second one, it was also this one.  Fortunately, one of my co-workers is a Pusheen fan, so it found a good home. 🙂 )

Anyway, Happy Halloween (a day early)!