Ok time for something a little different. One afternoon, my girlfriend Caren & I were at one of our local Toys R’Us to kill some time (ok, ok I dragged her in with me cuz I wanted to see if I would luck out and actually find the ever elusive Toys R’Us exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime available on the shelves). Anyway, no luck on the Prime, but something else caught Caren’s eye….
|Take your pick...|
Like I said, this blind bag method of selling toys has been around for ages, and its not just toys. Those old Fleer sports player cards, Figurine Panini stickers, Magic the Gathering cards are all bought the same way.....blindly. But lately, it seems that blind bagged toys have somehow gotten extremely popular these past few years…Lego struck gold with their minifigures line, and since then it seems like every other toy company has tried to replicate their success. Go down any toy isle and you’ll find popular characters like Hello Kitty, Marvel Superheroes & Star Wars blindbags along lesser known or even generic monsters, trash can trashies, and cutesy animals. It doesn't matter what’s inside, everyone loves the challenge of completing a set, the suspense of wondering whats inside and the ultimate surprise of opening the pack and hopeful delight in getting what they want!
|They've been around for some time in different forms....|
|Meet Fergus, the first.....|
|Just TRY and resist us :P|
|All of these for less than ONE minifigure!|
A search online surprisingly didn't yield so many results for this particular blind bag series, so I don't know if this is a special Asian exclusive, but whatever, it's a pretty good deal! So there you go, she has officially gone KooKoo over these doggies…and I have to say, to a lesser extent, so have I. I’m pretty sure somewhere down the road another type of blind bag will attract either Caren or myself. But in the meantime, I believe these doggies have got her satisfied…until series 2 comes out!!!!
|The next series better have a cocker spaniel & corgi!|