Friday, October 22, 2010

Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs Toy Review

The Blot was randomly in Target last night and stumbled upon my very first sighting of Hasbro’s all new 3” Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs! The store had all three 3 packs in stock, and of course I couldn’t resist picking up the Boba Fett, IG-88 and Bossk set. To my surprise, these really are just miniature versions of Hasbro’s standard Mighty Muggs. They’re almost identical to the original Mighty Muggs toy line in every way, although there have been some color changes made to the Boba Fett figure. I’ve included a picture below of the original Boba Fett Mighty Mugg with his 3” counterpart for scale comparison.

Boba Fett Mini Mighty Mugg and Boba Fett Mighty Mugg

I haven’t heard much about these Mini Mighty Muggs yet, but I actually like these little guys a whole lot more than I thought I would. It doesn't hurt that I’ve been wanting an IG-88 Mighty Mugg to be produced since the toy line started a few years ago. The only complaint I have about these figures is the shoddy paint job. The quality control on these figures is definitely a step down from the original Mighty Muggs line, as all three of my characters had defects in their paint.

Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs - IG-88, Boba Fett & Bossk

I was also disappointed to learn the blasters in their hands could not be removed, but at least each figure has their own unique gun. I’m not sure why Hasbro decided to produce the figures’ guns and right arms as one piece, but at least this way you’ll never lose the figures' weapons. My guess is it was done to remove all loose parts from the toy line so it could be marketed to a younger demographic, which also explains why the box states these Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs are for Ages 3+.

Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs - IG-88, Boba Fett & Bossk In Packaging

All in all, The Blot’s really just happy to see Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs toy line continue, even if it is in a 3 inch form. Here’s hoping we see Marvel, G.I. Joe and Transformers Mini Mighty Muggs released sometime soon!

Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs 3 packs are sold exclusively at Target for $12.99. Along with the Boba Fett, IG-88 and Bossk 3 pack, there is also a 3 pack including Yoda, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper, and a 3 pack including Captain Rex, General Grievous and Cad Bane.