Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Guilty Pleasure - Toy Unboxing [Picture Heavy]

I am the type of human who is still buying toys, no matter what age I may be. I believe it helps to keep a firm grasp on childlike personalities that are still lurking within me. Even if it doesn't, it makes me happy in some way, shape, or form ^_^!  Speaking of toys... 

































..I've been hoarding a little bundle of blind bag/box toys to open up on a rainy day. That day came, and I tore through every last one of them!

Sumikko Gurashi Plush Blind Box
 I really wanted to get Penguin or Tokage from this set, but I'm still happy to have pulled out this little brown puff.
His name is Tonkatsu, and he's an adorable pork cutlet. He apparently hides behind soy sauce bottles, and is often left on the plate due to him being 99% fat. Poor guy.

 Disney Mxyz Vinyl Keychain Blind Box
When picking this Mxyz box, there's really no cheat way to help you tell what's inside. I was truly hoping to pull out Scrump or Stitch when opening up this one. Instead I picked...
Mickey Mouse! It's not a bad pick since he's a classic character. I'm still hoping to pick a Scrump if I decide to get another one of these boxes.

Tokidoki Cactus Pets Blind Box
The box art for this series is very cute and colorful. I almost want to keep the box, even though I tore it apart trying to see the inside.
I ended up getting this spiky black cat, named Notte. I find them to still be pretty stinkin' cute, and I'm no fan of felines. I'd still like to get Bubbles and Nero in the future of magical blind box opening.
Nero - Bubbles

Disney Villian and Pet Vinyl Blind Box
These guys I'd bought on an impulse due to them being highly reduced in price. I think they were at least 50% off the regular price at the time.
I picked out Jafar, and Ursula's little eel buddies. I would have much preferred to get Ursula, but I suppose her little minions will do just fine. My Jafar came with his feather detached. I was a little fearful, until it easily slid back into place.

Super Mario Bros 2 Viewfinder Mushroom Capsule
Within lies a mushroom in varying colors. Each one has a viewfinder at the bottom, showing a little scene.
My camera couldn't pick it up all too well, but I got 1UP Mushroom B. It's the second green 'shroom from the left. It looks like all the bad guys are sitting in a plant cup? It's been so long since I've played, so I'm not entirely sure.

Squinkies Squashies Capsule Gumball Machines
 This is another "ridiculously reduced" prompted purchase. I think these guys were either .25 or .75 each. I'm not really into the whole squishie craze, but I thought if nothing else I could figure some cute way to incorporate these tiny fellas into artwork.
There are a good bit of tiny fellas you could collect from this bunch. I was lucky enough to not get any doubles, and am just now noticing that I picked 3 completely different little machines.
I don't think that I'll be continuing to get these guys. There are just way too many to keep up with, but I did end up liking the glittery dino [Tia Rex] and the blue pupper [Musher] that I pulled this time around.

Twozies 6pk Set
Yet another time I fell victim to a ridiculously reduced item. I'd bought Twozies before in their little blind box form. This little pack was about $3-$4 for the whole thing, so I said what the hey and picked a set out to open.
Spotty the cheetah, Toby the baby elephant, Daisy the pony, Cala the baby bird, Forest the bear, and Curly the baby snake have been added to my collection of Vinyls. I think I enjoy them because they look similar to Kewpie dolls, but they just don't reach that same peak of cuteness. I think I'll stick to the Kewpies in the future.

Animal Jam Adopt a Pet House
I think this is the last of the highly discounted toy picks. Again, this one was either .25 or .75 each. Either way, I decided to only pick out one. I already know that I don't find the Animal Jam figures to be cute in my preference, but I wanted to try one out regardless of those feelings. 
I find the shape of the capsule to be a cute idea. Even the concept of "adopting" a pet held within is a very cute idea. I just do not find the sculpts and color choices to be very flattering. I picked out this vibrantly orange-colored birdie. She came with a little purple flower for her hair, and a lime green food dish.

Despicable Me Mineez Capsule Ray Gun

At first, I thought I'd gotten a defective minion. I actually pulled out a Single Celled Minion, who also glows in the dark. He's a teeny tiny bit squishy, but mainly just teeny tiny. I like the shaped packaging for this one too!

Super Mario Soft Squishy Keychain Blind Box

I pulled out a green shell from this blind box. It's the shell that Koopa Troopas usually wear, and is quite common. This one has a firm squish level that bounces back instantly, and isn't as enjoyable to squish as others squishies I've squished.

Transformers Transforming Figure Blind Box
I actually don't know how I got my hands on this one. I'm a pretty big fan of the live action transformers movies, which is probably how buying this came about. I probably thought, "well as long as I don't get Megatron". Low and behold..
....I get none other than Megatron! His coloring in this kind of vinyl toy is just boring, plus he's a bad guy! Not even a bad guy that I like! I suppose them being able to transform makes him a little more exciting. You have to move the decepticon symbol on top of his head to make him able to transform.

Gudetama Danglers Blind Bag
I love these blind bags, and have already opened up two others on other occasions. 
This time, I picked out the "I'm Falling" one. He's adorably made holding on to chopsticks for dear life. His little butt can be seen semi-squished from the back. I already have the twin boiled egg halves that say "Don't wanna be like everyone else", and the lounging gudetama on a slice of toast saying "So tired". I only need two more to complete my collection of these Gudetama.

My favorite collection additions have to be the Sumikkogurashi plush keychain, and the Gudetama vinyl dangler!

Who out there, other than myself, still collects toys and plush? I know I'm not the only one over 20 who still does so!