Jul 15, 2014

ImagiNext Series 3 Monster Figures

I stumbled on the ImagiNext Series 3 blind bag figures at Target today. I still haven't seen Series 2 in my area *shrug*. I knew there were a couple monster-iffic figures in this wave and some Google-Fu on my phone lead me to fellow blogger Eric's site, Toyriffic. Thanks, Eric!

First up is a pretty traditional creature of the night.

ImagiNext Series 3 Vampire

The cape is removable but it's just so darn comfy (and suave) that he wouldn't take it off for photos. And in case you're wondering, yes, I do have a special camera that can photograph vampires. I got it from a shop called Curious Goods a few years ago...

ImagiNext Series 3 Vampire

He also comes with a bat/gargoyle looking thing that clips on his arm as if he's a falconer, but with a bat! I guess it's more interesting to cast it in red than having a piece of black plastic but it does look a little odd. While we're up close and personal here, take a look at those lapels! Tiny little skeletons, although I'm not sure how they got him to agree to the way the breast bone forms a cross.

ImagiNext Series 3 Vampire

The inside of the cape has a couple of tabs that push it out instead of having it just hang flat.

Next is another generic variation of my favorite movie monster: the Creature from the Black Lagoon! ImagiNext's is the Green Lagoon Swamp Man.

ImagiNext Series 3 Green Lagoon Swamp Man

I get Poseidon made the trident the weapon of choice for aquatic life, but I don't think he really needs one. Whether he's trying to catch dinner or ward off some pesky humans from his home, he can handle it without a weapon! Get off my kelp bed!

ImagiNext Series 3 Green Lagoon Swamp Man

He also has a breather helmet for those long sojourns out of water. They tinted it blue (to simulate being filled with water I guess) but it's a little dark and kind of obscures his face. It's hard to see in the photo but they also sculpted a few bubbles on the helmet. You can see one over his right (your left) eye. I dig the helmet and will have to check if any of the other figures have a ray gun that he can steal to make him the Creature from Black Space!

ImagiNext Series 3 Green Lagoon Swamp Man

On a side note, I also found a nice jar to hold my growing key collection. Here, it's being used as an aquarium exhibit. Check out those teeth! Again, great attention to small details.

There is also a zombie that looks suspiciously like Jason Voorhees but I'm planning on sticking with these two classic monsters for now.

6 comments:

  1. How cute! I've never seen those little figures before. There is a lot of attention to detail on them. I thought the vampire was holding a gargoyle at first glance, but the bat makes more sense. I love his skeleton lapels! I want that jacket for myself. You're right about the crosses - that's a very weird design addition for a vampire! I guess in some movies the design would burn right through his jacket once he put it on.

    Yeah, a swamp monster with a trident! Watch out! He looks like he could do some damage with that. I don't think he'd need it either, but I don't know what else he'd be holding. A fish? A fishing pole would be funny.

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  2. I'm still not sure it is a bat. The face is weird looking which is why I mentioned gargoyle.

    A fishing pole would be a riot! After doing that last close up photo and getting a good look at his mouth, I can't not see it as a smile. So from now on, he will always look happy to me.

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    1. I'm pretty sure the pet bat is an homage to an accessory that came with the original MOTU Hordak - a red bat creature that similarly snapped onto his wrist.

      That may not answer whether it is a bat or a gargoyle, but it does explain why it is red :)

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    2. I wasn't big into MOTU, but I know exactly what you're talking about! If they did "Walter White" and "Jason" I don't think it's a stretch to think it might be an homage to Hordak.

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  3. He does look like a happy swamp monster! Those are probably red gills around his mouth, but I keep seeing them as a moustache.

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  4. These are great! I need to hunt these ones down sometime.

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