Just about a year ago, I went through and did photo shoots for a number of new Madballs from Kidrobot. These includes two sets of blind box Madballs, their 4″ sized Madballs, and their 6″ sized Madballs. Late last year, a special series of horror themed Madballs were released in the 4″ size. Announced last month and quickly released, the new Madballs 4″ Series 2 Assortment features three new takes on the classic toys. In this assortment, you can find Freaky Fullback, Swine Sucker, and Lock Lips.
Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth sent along the new Madballs for us to check out. After the jump you can check out a gallery and some thoughts on the new releases.
Kidrobot 4″ Sized Madballs Series 2
- Excellent sculpts
- Detailed paint deco
- Dense foam adds good weight to them
- They bounce!
- Good price
- Packaging is very minimal
Much like the first assortment, these new Madballs are excellent re-imaginings of the classic designs. They come packed in small nylon netting with a hanger card attached to sit on store pegs (or on your wall display) perfectly. The 4″ sized versions are my preferred size class for the Madballs, and these look great with the previously released Madballs. The sculpts are excellent, and paint work is pretty solid. There’s a few small spots of paint bleed, but it doesn’t really bother me much on these. There’s not much more to say. If you like Madballs, then this series is a great addition to your collection. If Madballs aren’t your thing, these aren’t likely to sway you.
You’ll have to keep an eye on the Entertainment Earth listings. these seem to have sold out pretty quickly, which is hopefully a good sign for a third series! For those wondering, the mini-stands used here are from the Kidrobot Madballs blind box assortment. I highly recommend tracking those down just for the stands. Check out some select photos below and the gallery after that.
Backdrops featured in some shots courtesy of Extreme Sets. Use code TOYARK at checkout for 15% off your order!