This morning as New York Comic Con kicked off, Hasbro announced the return of Mighty Muggs. These ‘art vinyl’ inspired figures are returning to shelves in 2018 and they’ve gotten a bit of a facelift – literally as the figures now feature three different expressions. The first wave of figures include Rey, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Darth Vader. Check out Hasbro’s official pics below.
New York Comic Con kicked off today and Hasbro started the show with a preview of future Marvel Legends figures and announced the return of Mighty Muggs! See below for the official pictures from Hasbro of the newly announched toys. Candid shots from this morning’s event will be in a second post.
For Marvel Legends, several figures had their debut – Gladiator will be part of the upcoming X-Men wave with Apocalypse Build-A-Figure as well as Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man. Mister Fantastic will continue the streak of Fantastic Four Walgreen’s exclusives. The Spider-Man Noir and Prowler figures are part of the Lizard Build-A-Figure wave and look for an updated Taskmaster in an upcoming Avengers wave.
The other big Marvel news from this morning is the return of Mighty Muggs to store shelves in 2018. They are relaunching with a slightly different look and each figure now has multiple expressions. This first Marvel wave will include Black Widow, Captain America, Spider-Man and Groot.
Check out all the official pictures below.
Well, well, well…looks like Hasbro still has a few SDCC tricks up their sleeves. Today, via Marvel.com, a new SDCC exclusive was announced. An Avengers set of mini-Muggs featuring Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man (a full sized Mighty Mug bursting through the package), Iron Man and Captain America. Priced at $34.99, this set will be available at Comic-con and, pending availability, on HasbroToyShop.com after the show. This is a fantastic looking set; great job Hasbro!
Toys R Us has published their ad for the week of 1/22 through 1/30. Of interest are:
- Save $20 on any PS3 or XBox 360 game priced $59.99 or more when buying PS3 MAG or XBox 360 Mass Effect 2
- Save $15 on any Will game priced $39.99 or more when you buy Wii Tatsunk vs. Capcom
- All Mighty Mugg figures will be Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off.
Next looks to be a good opportunity to pick up the 2nd wave of Transformers Mighty Muggs.
Series: Star Wars Mighty Muggs
Release Date: 2009
Comments: Might Muggs are HASBRO’s answer to the “urban vinyl” figure craze. Featuring the same body with character unique decos, these stylized depictions of characters have received a lukewarm response in the marketplace. The Target exclusive Star Wars Mighty Muggs (including Bossk) found themselves in the clearance aisle, deeply marked down.
There’s not really a whole lot to comment on with a Mighty Mugg. Bossk’s paint job does a pretty good job of conveying his costume and his reptilian skin while maintaining the “urban vinyl” feel of the figure. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Or at least ~ 120 of them.