Oct 4, 2022

Disney Doorables - Haunted Mansion

 Disney Doorables is a series of blind packed characters that are around 1.5 inches tall with big, glittery eyes. This line has been going for years and while Mrs Dex has picked up the occasional Beauty & the Beast or Frozen set, I haven't paid much attention to them until this recent Amazon exclusive set. I didn't even know this was a thing until it appeared on my doorstep. Thanks, Mom!

Doorables are so named because there's usually a door involved, either in the packaging or a mini-playset, and they're adorable. I would love it if they'd do a mini Mansion playset! Or better yet, a series of connectable mini playsets.

Let's go around the back...

Oct 3, 2022

World's Smallest Headless Horseman

 This year we're bringing back Headless Horseman Day, or Headless HorseMonday! What better way to kick it off than with the smallest thing possible?

Super Impulse has been cranking out the World's Smallest line for awhile with things ranging from action figures to working video games to classic board games and toys. I wasn't lucky enough to find a Mego Headless Horseman when it came out but I guess having a reeeally tiny one is better than none at all, right?

The exterior packaging seems to be put together in a way that makes it impossible to open without destroying it. But maybe you need tough packaging when you have small things that could easily fall into someone's pocket.

So just how small is World's Smallest?

Considering the size, they've done an outstanding job on everything including the packaging. There's a door on the back that lets you take out the figure and be able to put it back inside. They get a lot of points for that! In this series (Horror 2) there's also the Fly and the Mummy. There's also sets for classic and modern Universal horror figures, but no Creature as of yet.

The butler from the LEGO Haunted Mansion set stopped by to show you just how small this Horseman is. The figure has articulation on the arms and head and comes with a stand and sword. Although I'll be darned if I can figure out how to get the small sword into his itty bitty hand!

While I was messing around with him, I discovered that his head comes off! I mean, what good would a Headless Horseman be if his head didn't come off, right? It also explained why his right arm was in an odd position. Now if I could just get that sword in the other hand...

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Oct 2, 2022

Halloween Hot Wheels 2022 - Scorcher

 2022 is a bit of an odd year for Halloween Hot Wheels. The good news is they spruced up the cards. Usually, there is a single card back that's used for that year's Halloween line. This year, each card showcases the specific vehicle. 
The bad news is this a year of re-releases. While some cars have come back into the mix with different paint schemes before, they just straight up re-used cars from previous years! I wish I'd dug into this before I opened them because it would saved me some time taking photos of them.

Not going to lie, this is kind of a kick to the ol' Halloween jewels. The Halloween Hot Wheels are one of the things I look forward to the most every year and re-releasing the exact same ones sucks some of the fun out of it. I may just order another set to have carded, otherwise there's no difference from the ones previously released.

Another interesting thing they've done this year is with the bubble. Normally, it's just formed around the car and while that's still true, the Halloween releases all have this rectangle around them as well. It does make it look a little nicer. Since these are straight repacks, there's not really a reason to open them if you've been collecting them over the years.

2022 Pic

Scorcher is a re-release from the 2017 Happy Halloween series. You can read what I thought of it back then in this 2017 blog post.

2017 pic
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