In 2017, we completed more photo shoots than any other year we’ve been live. We shared over 270 Total Collectible and Action Figure Galleries, totaling well over 350 action figures and collectibles. Between the three main staff members, we spent nearly every day this year photographing and prepping a photo shoot to share with our fans and readers. While I can’t promise that we’ll keep up that blistering pace in 2018, I can promise we’ll continue to bring everyone some fantastic galleries throughout the year. So, if you would like to revisit any of our photo shoots, or feel like you missed a few dozen galleries, you can see the full selection of photo shoots after the jump!
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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.
The kid friendly version of the new Madballs, the ones by Just Play, are now showing up in Target stores. Twitter user Toy Empire spotted them at his local Target and snapped a photo of the new releases. According to Toy Empire, at the time the photo was taken, they did not have any pricing or shelf tags. They were simply placed by the Transformers. Included in the photo are:
- Oculus Orbus
- Skull Face
- Dust Brain
There will be many more in this new stylized kid-oriented Madballs series. These Madballs are just a few of the many coming from multiple companies. Both Kidrobot and Mondo have their own Madballs available. Click the banner image for the full photo.
It’s a Madballs news day! Back in June, it was announced that Just Play and American Greetings were teaming up for a new kid-friendly line of Madballs. They were revealed at an event, along with a press release, but we hadn’t heard much since then. A great new photo has been shared by Carlos Villagra, who is the head of Illustration and New IP over at American Greetings. He also stated that these should be in stores for Spring 2017, along with some animated shorts. Included are:
- Skull Face
- Horn Head
- Oculus Orbus
- Screamin’ Meemie
- Dust Brain
We will update as more details become available. Click the banner image above for the photo.
This one slipped by us a few days ago, but it’s something we’re definitely going to be covering. You may remember that back in February, Mondo unveiled their Madballs collector series. Now we have word that American Greetings has teamed with a company called Just Play and announced that they will be releasing new Madballs. Not only will they be releasing new Madballs, but also a series of animated shorts. The toy line up will see standard sized and mini Madballs, and eventually playsets and more! Plus there are more licenses announced for more collectibles.
More photos added, showing the Madballs in great detail, courtesy of @stevenganne.
Read on to see the images and press release.