Aug 24, 2012

Zombie Planet!

My semi-regular trips to Toys R Us over the past few months haven't been yielding much. Mainly because I was looking for SLUG Zombies and not finding them. They finally showed up with Series 3 12-pack ($11.50) and 3-packs ($4.49). While not much over the Target prices, I passed for now. But those aren't the zombies I'm posting about today.

During those fruitless months of searching I got addicted to Buggyboos capsule toys on the way out the door. They're cute little aliens/bugs and each one comes in a multitude of colors so even if you get your third Cionus, it's not exactly the same.


At the start of the summer, I had seen another vending toy called Zombie Planet at WalMart. I didn't have any change and the next time I was there, it was already gone.
(I try not to go to WalMart very often, it can be scary.)
But lo and behold!
What have they gotten in at Toy R Us...
Zombie Planet!


I'm not sure if each figure has multiple "wash" variations (see below) but I really prefer the full color ones so it's not a big deal. They sell for $60 online for a case of 250, which is about 0.24 each! If these weren't quite so gruesome, I'd buy a case and hand some out in Trick or Treat bags. And if I had the cash, probably buy a vending machine to hold them.


While browsing the vending machine site, I also found Freaky Geeks.

Now, if you'll excuse my, my inner child is going to go freak out some more at the idea that you can buy capsule toys in bulk online.
If you want to join me, head over to CandyMachines.com

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9 comments:

  1. Whoa, these are awesome! I wouldn't mind having a set of those Buggyboos all lined up on my desk at work. Those zombies are pretty sweet, too. I had no idea you could buy that kind of stuff online, though I guess I shouldn't be surprised; just never thought to look. I bet you're the type of person who gives out awesome Halloween treats. I'd totally go out of my way to come trick-or-treating at your house. Now I just need to squeeze out a kid so I can have a legit excuse.

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    1. Stick around, I imagine I'll be doing my 2nd annual Halloween giveaway when it comes around!

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  2. The Zombie planet guys are great! I like them better than the Slug Zombies.

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    1. The paint apps on them aren't great. They'd be cool for some kind of minis game.

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  3. I grabbed a few of the Freaky Geeks a while ago but the store I used to get them at switched the machine for some terrible BLING BLING bollocks.

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  4. I like the bulidable Marvel characters and the Zombie Plants.

    Dan

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  5. We got a Applebees that has these in there lobby which i thought was strange but cool at the same time.

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  6. Ah yeah, my kinda toys! I used to have a Zombie Planet Toy and I also nabbed a few Buggy Boos. They really sold fast and now they seem to be gone for good. It's the way of the vending machine toy, so short lived.

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    1. It's really hit or miss around here. It can go months with "kid" stuff in the vending machines and then for a very short time they'll have "cool" stuff in them.

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