Blind Box Monday

So, originally I thought I wasn’t going to be able to post any Halloween-specific content this week.  Then I was in a store and saw a display with Halloween Shopkins blind boxes.

Er, blind pumpkins.

Green, glow-in-the-dark pumpkins. 😛

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Blind Box Monday

This is a very unusual kind of blind box figure.  In addition to being full price (abt $10, if I recall) for a tiny little figurine (he’s about an inch and a half (3 cm) long from his ears to his tail), you always know what you’re getting with this.  Or rather, no matter what, you’re getting Jiji lying on his back, playing with a translucent piece of plastic.  The blind box part is what color/shape the plastic is.  (And he’s so expensive because he’s licensed Ghibli merch, of course.)

The one I really wanted was a pale yellow, crescent moon.  I think this flower was the one I wanted least.  (But, realistically, if I ever remember to do so, I can probably pretty easily find all kinds of beads at craft stores that he can hold just fine.)

Blind Box Monday

Ack, almost forgot to get this out!

To make up for the lateness of the hour (as it were), I’ll put up something special. 😉

This is something I happened across at Target about a month ago.

Don’t let its appearance fool you:  this is not a Chuya Chup.  This is a blind box.  (And a big one, too:  from the base of the stick to the top of the container is about 8 inches!  The container is about 4″ in diameter, and a bit more than that tall.)

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For the moment, Katana here is the last of the DC Lil Bombshells figures.  (I still want to get Hawkgirl, though!  And I might get some of the new set…who knows?)

Remember I said earlier that I think they all have color variants?  That’s because apparently Katana is actually supposed to be wearing a blue dress; both the packaging and the ones being sold on Amazon have her in blue, rather than red.  So she’s a variant, too, but much less so.  Also, when I was looking at the ones that had been opened by some kid(?) in Walmart, they had the (female) Flash, only she was in Reverse Flash’s yellow, rather than regular Flash’s red.  (If she’d been in her regular colors, I’d have picked her up, but I just didn’t want the evil version, y’know?)

I have a strangely large number of days off work this week, so hopefully I’ll finally get around to taking those photos I’ve been meaning to.  Especially since a new doll just arrived today, after I ordered her on Mandarake about a month and a half ago.  (Well, actually she arrived on Friday, today was just the first time I was able to get to the post office to pick her up.)

Oops!  Almost forgot the gallery link!

Blind Box Monday

These are Twozies Squawky (the boy) and Talky (the bird).

According to the little flier that comes with them, they’re both common.  But I only have one other matching set of Twozies, so…yeah.

I didn’t like Twozies the first time I saw them, but they’ve grown on me a bit.  I’ve got one of the DC Lil Bombshells tins just about filled up with them. 😛  (I can’t help it; those tins are so useful for storing other blind box figures!)

I actually need to do another blind box photo shoot soon.  Not that I’ve run out of photos from the last one (I still haven’t finished up the Tokidoki Barbie figures, or the DC Lil Bombshells, and I have a gobsmacking number of Twozies photos) but I’ve got a bunch of others I haven’t photographed yet, many of which were bought since that first photo shoot.  And it’d be nice to add more variety, yeah?

As always, the gallery link is here.

Blind Box Monday

Okay, so the final installment of the ongoing saga of the DC Lil Bombshells figurines.

I was in a Walmart (very unusual for me; I almost never go in there) and noticed a “clearance” sign on the shelf with about seven or eight of the tins containing the Lil Bombshells.  And it didn’t take me too long to figure out why they were on clearance:  someone had opened all of them.

Since they were open anyway (and the figures are in clear plastic bags inside the tins), I went ahead and looked inside all the tins to see what was there.  Ended up finding two of the three I really wanted. 🙂  (Decided to give up on the third.  No point in continuing to risk it, y’know?  Maybe someone will sell her back to a used store someday…)

I’ll post the picture of the remaining figure some other Monday.  (Next week I’ll put up something entirely different, I promise.  Not sure what just yet, but I have lots of options. 😀

As always, the Blind Box Figure gallery can be found here.