Another forray into blindpacks! This time with Jakks Pacific S.L.U.G. Zombies line. Initially a set of 12 zombies minifigures sold as a set at seemingly random ToysRUs’s, eight of these have been repackaged into single-packed blindpacked boxes. I found these at Walgreens of all places but apparently they’re suppose to be hitting Targets and Kmarts too? Read on for the review.
I have a bit of a confession. I’m addicted to blind pack “stuff”. When I was a kid it was collectible card games, despite never having anyone to play them with. Through high school it was any blind pack import figures I could find at the local anime conventions. Nowadays, blind-pack has taken the world by storm. Lego Minifigs (got em), My Little Pony (kids got em), Star Wars (Got em) Squinkies (kids again), etc. Just about everything seems to have some form of a blind-bagged sub-line these days. One of the more cult-following lines is the Trash Pack. And this is the one that’s seemingly hooked me in for the long haul.
I will always claim to not be a fan of Designer Vinyl toys. I will always claim this with a shelf full of Mighty Muggs, and a bin full of Glyos. I will continue to claim this as I talk about the Tokyo Vinyl Godzilla figure. But what can I say, this guy just speaks to a lot of my aesthetic tastes. He’s chunky and mis-proportioned (I don’t want to say chibi-fied) and just seems to have a presence about him on your shelf.