Funko’s blind-box Mystery Minis are quickly becoming some of my favorite things. The boxes we’ve had the pleasure of tearing into so far – including Trollhunters and Disney Afternoon – have been fantastic. The characters Funko has included in each set have been perfect, and the sculpts spot-on and impressive.
For a collector or someone who’s going to display the figures on a desk or bookshelf, they look and feel incredible. For the kids – at least my kids – they’re wonderfully playable and durable.
I really can’t say enough about how GOOD the figures look. These aren’t Funko’s Pop! figures with enormous heads and outlandish proportions. These genuinely look like their respective characters. And with the new Warner Bros. set, the figures feel like you’re holding small animated versions of your favorite characters. I love them.
Listen, I’m a sucker for blind boxes. Always have been. It’s what sucked me into collecting the Star Wars CCG cards back in the day when I didn’t even play the game. And the current trend of blind box toys has me champing at the bit right along with the kids.
So when you combine blind boxes with the Disney Afternoon? It’s pretty much a TAKE MY MONEY type of situation. The Disney Afternoon holds a special place of honor in the hearts of so many people from my generation. Along with Batman: The Animated Series, it was a constant of my weekday after-school hours – even if it was only on in the background.
I’m an unabashed Mega Man fanboy. Like so many others, Mega Man 2 on the NES was my jam as a kid (and still is). It’s the only game I beat multiple times, and to this day, I can play through the game and remember all of the tricks and patterns. That doesn’t make it any easier, of course. The Mega Man series is still the most difficult franchise of games ever created. Bar none. No contest.
Dons crotchety old man cap and prepares “Get off my lawn!” speech…
Kids today have no idea how brutal and unforgiving old-school NES games were. They have no idea many times we had to die just to clear a stage. I watch my kids play games like Skylanders – where it’s next to impossible to actually die – and shake my head at how easy they have it.