I have a distinct love/hate relationship with blind box toys. On the one hand, I'm all about them when I first start collecting a new series and every box has a high potential for a new figure. I start to really hate them when I only need a few toys to complete a set and get 15 of the same design that end up accumulating in my basement to be found later by the unlucky sucker that has to settle my estate. I could fill a graveyard with doubles of blind box toys and with the lack of success I have at horticulture, I may consider using the barren soil of my garden for them rather than uncooperative plants. The tiny tombstones will be so adorable.
Martian Toys is turning the idea of the blind box on its head with Jasper. You can buy them in mystery fashion, pray to whatever God you think controls good luck in picking toys, and be completely unaware of the inner contents of the package. OR you could skip whatever the fates have in store for you and buy a complete set. Quit the games and get right down to business by getting them all in one shot! This is the kind of forward thinking desperately needed for all of us who are obsessed with the idea of owning every figure and are also trying to maintain a level of civility while doing so.
I'm so enamored by the idea of how they'll be available that I've completely glossed over the toys themselves. Jasper was created by Gary Ham and this first collection features his design alongside those of Doktor A, Jellykoe, Muxxi, Dex Dexign Lab, Mizna Wada, and Yema Yema. Plus, as if you needed an extra incentive to get em all, complete sets also come with a bonus 8th figure from Gary Ham!
These three inch figures will be available starting today, Friday April 12, at noon eastern time from https://martiantoys.com.