Thursday, January 05, 2017
I still haven't seen an episode of Justice League Action, but I saw some of the blind-bagged mini-figures half-off after-Christmas...that's too many hyphens, but let's go on. After buying ten bags, I only have five of the eight figures in the first series; and wouldn't mind trying a few more times for the Firestorm one. Then I'll hold out for the next series for Wonder Woman and a perfect sized Atom.
I like DC's "Mighty Mini" figures more than Marvel's 500 series. GameStop had the third series two for a buck, which is about what they should've been from the start. (Regular price was around three dollars.) The 500's are unarticulated, and the paint is minimal. There's also a lot of repaints, some different looks for the same character; others repainting a blank into a new character, like the Spot and the Blizzard here. Which is fine, I'm pretty sure Marvel Legends Blizzard and Eel are more or less the same figure. I think I have some more of these, that the wife got on a cake...
Blind-bags (or blind-boxes) seem to be the in-trend right-now (damnit, not again!) but aside from the occasional Lego mini-fig or what I randomly find on clearance, I don't sink too much into them. I am worried eventually Marvel will start pushing the X-Men license again, and I'll be gnawing open bags looking for a Nightcrawler whatever, and swearing like crazy every time I get someone else! I've also noticed I haven't been logging these for the year-end totals, but that's as much a laziness issue as anything.