Wednesday, January 29, 2014
This was a blind boxed figure from Funko I found at Target. I picked it up because I thought it might be a form of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that I might actually like. I dislike the combable hair on the regular figures, but I like a few of the characters from the show so I'd be willing to collect them otherwise. The normal PVC mini figures aren't doing it for me, so I figured, hey, sculpted vinyl mini-figures might be a thing I could get into. (The larger vinyl versions are cumbersome and don't feel like toys to me. They feel like "collectibles." Emphasis on the quotation marks.)
When I opened it up, I realized that the all black bodies the ponies had on the box weren't, as I assumed, just a weird box design. Nope, all the ponies are painted pitch black. Which I guess is an interesting design choice for a collector's series. It just doesn't appeal to me. To tell the truth, if I had figured out that this is what they would look like, I probably wouldn't have taken the risk of buying a blind-box.