Most of the time when a new wave of Imaginext blind bagged figures comes out, there is usually one that is a monster of some kind or will fit in to the spooky/Halloween theme. There isn't really one in this latest wave but there are some freakin' awesome tributes to toy lines you might remember!
First we have a pair of M.U.S.C.L.E. figs. That's right, two for the price of one! I don't know why but I never got into this line when it was in its prime. I also never got into Monster in My Pocket. I have no idea how I never picked up either of them! I'm still not sure why I picked them up now, I guess just to round out the tribute figures in this wave.
These figures are just as eraser-pink as you'd expect them to be. They're different from the standard Imaginext figures in that the entire figure is molded as a single piece. The limbs are a little bit rubbery and they have zero articulation. The guy on the left looks like some kind of bare-chested barbarian with his flowing locks and horned helmet. The one on the right is Muscleman (I think?) the wrestler guy who appears on some of the original packaging.
Now Battle Beasts are a line I did collect and had quite a few of them. I say had, I may actually still have them squirreled away in my parents basement somewhere. Sure the snake looks a bit more humanoid but there's no mistaking the armor color and the snake hands.
They even went so far as to put a black square on the chest to represent the heat sensitive sticker the actual figures had! Sadly, no matter how much you rub that square, there is no hidden image that will appear. I even tried again while writing this post to make extra sure.
The last one is based on the Fisher Price Adventure People figures X-Ray Man and Woman. I found a photo of him with his "parents" and they make a cool little family. As a kid I had at least one friend that had Adventure People and they were always a line I wanted but never had (as far as I can remember). Now I can sort of check that off my list.
Just like the originals, he's semi-translucent and you can see the joint articulation "bones". The dog is molded as a single piece so no internal bits to see on him...or maybe it's a her? I don't know how to tell X-Ray dogs apart.
If you're looking for any of these in the wild, Imaginext is kind enough to imprint a number in the top left on the back of each "blind" bag that tells you what's inside.
54 - X-Ray
55 - MUSCLE guys
58 - Snake Creature