seen that already. Here are my two new MixieQ's.
This time my MixieQ's look enough alike that they could be siblings. The one on the left is Surf's Up, an everyday figure from the Adventurous category, and the one on the right is Purple Stars 2, a special figure from the Wild category. I love Purple's exuberant smile, by the way. Like Golden Girl and Strawberry, these two can swap clothes and wigs with the greatest of ease. Once again, the paint job is spot on. Perhaps I'm a bit biased, but I think Mattel may have a real hit with these goofy little figurines, because as tiny as they are they can still be played with. I definitely will be getting more of these in the future, at least enough to fill the smallest display case. There's a case that comes with one figure and holds eight more, so that may be the direction that I go in with these MixieQ's.
The next blind bag (box?) is a new one, one called Animal Jam. To give y'all an idea of how little attention I pay to some things, I had no idea that these toys were tied into an online gaming site. Animal Jam has apparently been around since 2010 and is in close affiliation with National Geographic, but that's all I know. My box is from Series 2...
As promised, Pointyfrost came with two small accessories. He came with this teensy pink rocket that fits into a hole on his back...
in-game currency. It's hollow like a water dish, so that's what I'm going with for now.
There's also a little code that can be used online, which I assume would mean that it's for the game. I haven't tried that yet, but I may pretty soon. I'm way beyond the target age for the game, but Pointyfrost's simple design and quirky accessories have certainly piqued my curiosity. Pointyfrost himself is nothing special, but he'd be a good little trinket for a young fan of the game.
Now for the Monster High Minis. As I said above, I got three this time. The odds are increasing that I'll end up with a duplicate figure, but these are pretty cute so I can't say that I'll cry too much over duplicate figures. I do hope that one of these three is a chalkboard figure. And...
Of the blind bags that I've ripped open over the past week, Monster High Minis and My Mini MixieQ's tie for my favorite, with Kitty in My Pocket getting honorable mention because...well, because CATS, that's why! Monster High Minis are original and creative, while MixieQ's are both collectible and play-able. The Hatchimal is the loser of the bunch; my little squirrel is cute, but he's not very original. Most of the fun with those comes from hatching the egg that the figure comes in. I'd stay away from those unless you or someone you know is a die-hard fan of the larger Hatchimals. I'd only recommend Animal Jam figures to those who actually play the game...and given the popularity of the game, that would apply to a lot of kids out there!
I'll keep y'all posted on anything that may go down with Grandma. Please pray, light candles, send good vibes, whatever you do when someone needs a little luck.