This year, fans of the classic Madballs toy line will have numerous options to grow their collection. There are at least three different companies releasing updates to the classic 80’s toy line. These include Mondo, Kidrobot and Just Play. While both Kidrobot and Mondo are gearing their releases toward collectors, the new line from Just Play is setting their sites on kids as well as collectors. Of the three, Just Play’s designs deviate the farthest from the original series. Their Madballs feature more stylized, cartoon-ish takes on the classic characters, and will be supported by a series of online cartoons coming this year. The Just Play versions are also making their way to standard retail spaces, with Target stores being your best bet to find these. Fans looking to just dip their toes in the line can also opt for the much smaller blind bag assortment from Just Play.
Today, we’re looking a the first four Madballs released by Just Play. This includes Dust Brain, Skull Face, Oculus Orbus and Screamin’ Meemie. We have over 40 high resolution images as well as some thoughts on the new series. Check them out by reading on.