Back in the 80's, when I was just a kid, I was fortunate enough to have my very only Boglin puppet. I remember having conflicting feelings about it. On one hand, I distinctively remember it being one of the ugliest toys I've ever seen and was, if not creeped out by it, just genuinely scared. It was green and wrinkly. The texture was lifelike and wriggled as if it was alive. In the right hands of my father or a cruel uncle, the thing came to horrific life with emotion and personality. There was that one hand, but the other was enthralled that there was nothing quite like it. Most of the other toys were hard plastic, poorly painted, and moved only so much. Even the dolls, fabric puppets, and stuffed animals could only come to life only so much. Even at that age, when my brain was telling me to run and hide, something told me it was a special toy. Solidifying this idea, I remember my father and uncles having a good laugh over it's lifelike features. With some reflection, maybe I need to rephrase something. Back in the 80's, when I was just a kid, my dad bought himself a Boglin and I eventually claimed it for myself.
Fast forward almost 30 years later, and you wouldn't believe me I told you they were just announced to make a comeback at this year's New York Comic Con, but that's exactly what's happening! Okay, maybe not exactly that right now, but maybe even better now that I've been obsessed with keshi the last few years.
|Who's not excited as hell for this?|
Although I never had any when they originally came out in the early 90's, these new Boglins take very much after the Mini Boglins released by Mattel. Two inches of solid rubber and capturing all the great character the Boglins brand always had in spades. Tim Clarke and Maureen Trotto are so extremely talented and it's of no mystery why their work has become legendary and their creativity permanently imprinted Boglins in millions of minds across the world.
Now, with great excitement, we are back into the Boglin world, this time with a four miniature blind box set. This series is only limited to 400 pieces, with my guess being 100 per mini-figure. but for only six clams per bog, that's a really great deal! I am beyond ecstatic about this update and I will be doing my best to get my hands of these guys for sure.
Time to turn on the Bat-Mule signal!