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Friday, September 14, 2018

I just like saying Botbots

This has nothing to do with Botbots...I don't think
Those Transformers Botbots have popped up in the news again. I'm totally happy for more blind bagged stuff, but really want to know more about them. I looked at the Trademark for them and it looks like they transform in some manner. So... I guess they transform. I don't know if they're a new extension of Tiny Turbo Changers (still need the newer series on those, wonder if they'll eventually show up at Five Below?) or something all together new. I've often wondered if G1 style toys in blind bags would be a hit, they were in WST, but that wasn't at my local Walmart... that would have totally sold well at Walmart.

It'a kind of funny that a new blind bagged series is on the way, as I've been formulating a plan involving them. I'll go into that more later as it's silly to talk about here and better to just randomly do and post (hi Authentics hunt post!). Though I've been watching a lot of Gashapon videos on YouTube. I love Gashapon machines and am eternally jealous of Japan for having them in such abundance. I used to shop at a comic shop that had some set up and that was always a good time. Not to mention those fun nights in my early 20's of driving to every grocery store with a pocket full of quarters and buying as much vending machine toys as I could find (sssoooooo many Homies figures).

Blind bag and box toys are kind of like that, but I just buy them from a store. Five Below and Walgreens are really great places for those. Sometimes they can be a belly punch though, ever buy a $12 blind box toy and be COMPLETELY disappointed with what you got? I sure have (man... that was 10 dollars...). I know your encouraged to trade them, but I almost never get around to it. The wife does. She collects Tsum Tsums and often trades them online in various Tsum Tsum groups to great results. I think the bulk of what she got me for Christmas last year was paid for by selling off extra Tsum Tsums. That's Tsum luck right there. I almost forgot how to spell luck just then.

The most I did of that was the old Bubble Twist Transformers figures from around 2003-2004. Bubble Twist was a really neat little candy line with little capsules full of gum that you twisted out like a Play-Doh fun factory. Inside each capsule was a mystery toy... obviously the Transformers ones had Transformers toys. They were these great little keshi type figures of the Armada TF's in a variety of colors. I mainly wanted one of each, not really worrying about the colors while a friend wanted one of each in each set of colors. Somehow I ended up with extras in all sorts of colors... and he usually needed those. That was a cool thing, wish they made it again. I guess those Robots in Disguise waters are sort of similar, though I got discouraged. I wanted the little figurines and just kept getting pencil toppers.

So I'm all in for Botbots... even though I don't know anything about them. Mystery toys are fun.

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