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#1 The Wire

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:17 PM

G.I.Joe Mighty Muggs Wave 01

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 07:08 PM

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 07:32 PM

I'm not a big fan of these but these Joe versions and the Transformers versions are sweet

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 07:56 PM

This whole stupid MM thing is getting old. In fact the whole craze over these type toys is stupid in general. @lol@
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:38 PM

Yeah, I don't think I'm going to be getting these, they don't really do it for me.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:48 PM

who are Mighty Muggs aimed at? you would think small children, but action figures with small parts are for ages 4+ and Mighty Muggs are suitable for children 6+. I don't get it. and what the hell is "recycled awesome?" is there some meaning behind Mighty Muggs that they aren't describing on the package that I am missing?

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:17 AM

Mighty Muggs are a waste of recycled whatever they're made of.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:01 AM

These aren't for all tastes. They're a great mash-up of urban design, retro, and a variety of licenses. And the price is much better than most "designer" toys. I have most of the Muggs so far, and I love them. My self looks great with Indy next to Han Solo next to Captain America.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:04 AM

I'll get em all except for Duke. Right now I have the Yoda and Wolverine ones

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:39 AM

who are Mighty Muggs aimed at? you would think small children, but action figures with small parts are for ages 4+ and Mighty Muggs are suitable for children 6+. I don't get it. and what the hell is "recycled awesome?" is there some meaning behind Mighty Muggs that they aren't describing on the package that I am missing?


It's this whole "designer vinyl figure" toy craze that's going on. It's a collector thing, primarily, but as far as I can tell it's not usually your normal run of the mill action figure collector that's into this type of stuff. It's a bit more of an artsy/urban type of thing.

I don't dislike them (I mean, vinyl figures in general) but I'm just not interested in collecting another line when there's so much new stuff coming out, not to mention a TON of vintage stuff I still need to acquire. I don't need to have GI Joe "other stuff" (ie: posters, etc) when there's so many actual action figures and vehicles out there. How much shelf space to people have after all?

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:38 AM

I like 'em, I currently only have a Boba Fett but I plan to get the first wave sans Duke.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:27 AM

These look really bad to me. The one's I've seen in stores around here NEVER sell. I don't know if people collect them elsewhere, but to me they just seem like a waste of shelf space. I'll pass on these.







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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:10 AM

These aren't for all tastes. They're a great mash-up of urban design, retro, and a variety of licenses. And the price is much better than most "designer" toys. I have most of the Muggs so far, and I love them. My self looks great with Indy next to Han Solo next to Captain America.



Great description, could not agree more. So far I have the SW waves (MM) and will get the joes one and perhaps a few transformers. Right now I have my kidrobot gorrilaz next to my iron man and gree MM that I got at SDCC. It is cool to display them. I am glad that we are getting these and already pre ordered mine as well as the combat heros, more Joe stuff to enjoy IMO.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:19 AM

I've been tempted to get the Star Wars ones; I definitely see the appeal, although I can't quite put my finger on why I personally like them so much. I think I just dig the simple design that features a cool, artsy rendition of each given character. It's quirky yet cool. But like DPrime said, I just don't have the shelf space for something like that. But I do like them...

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:38 AM

im glad that mighty muggs are doing well.....I just dont like that its stepping on the toes of the vinyl community....where this type of thing started. This type of art style is basicaly what urban art style is headed and mighty muggs is kinda taking that idea and putting towards their licensed things and mass producing them and hopefuly not bringing down the whole market. But im glad that mighty muggs is keeping the production runs low and wont flood them......at sdcc the iron man and the peter parker sold out.

think of it like this mighty muggs are like a blank canvas and you paint on them....hasbro has opted for comic characters....in the urban art world it would not be somethign that is licensed, artist would do something that they wanted...like a painter or artist drawing on paper...but the paper is this figure.....look into and ull see that this type of of "collectable" trend is huge and is very sought after and can go way up more in price than any figure...cuz these are considered art.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:55 AM

Yeah, and I think you nailed the other thing I like about them; I like the different character designs being applied to this one, uniform shape and size.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:05 AM

dude, im on that snake-eyes like a rash

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:45 AM

As for JJ's point about stepping on the toes of the urban vinyl market, I don't think that these will really do anything except bring more interest to the artists' world. People may first associate with Muggs, but see a Kidrobot toy and think "man, that would look great next to Cap". I, personally, love vinyl toys, but they are outside of my price range mostly. I have a few smaller ones that I enjoy, but when I can fill my shelf with SW,Marvel, Indy and Joe Muggs for about the same price as one or two "designer" toys, my decision is made.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:47 AM

Oh, forgot to validate my point: an old friend of mine owns an urban vinyl/comic/statue shop in Orlando, and he said he's seen people coming in looking for Muggs and buying other pieces.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:24 PM

cool store

yeah vinyl can be expensive...thats y i stick just to artists i like. ledbetter, sam flores, tara mcpherson...........I was happy when i got the lava unicornasuares (sp?) at comic con

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:14 PM

personally, these are just taking up shelf space.




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