Over the past couple years, "Figural Keyrings" (from company Monogram International) have gained a tremendous amount of popularity— particularly their Disney series. With that said, Series 8 of their Disney Figural Keyrings collection has just been released; and it's entirely Pixar themed! Pixar characters have shown up in previous series before, but this one is made up of them 100%.
The catch? These adorable keyrings come in "blind bags" (like everything these days, right? ;), so you don't actually know who you'll get until you open that foil bag. They stand at about 2.5" tall, are made of (what they call) 3D foam (which feels like a eraser type material) and retail for $6.90 each.
I popped into my local Hot Topic a few days ago to see if I could find them and, well, there they were— almost a full case of them! I tested my luck and picked five characters, having no idea if I got any doubles or not. I could not wait to get out of the store to tear them open! It's always a nerve wracking (but fun nonetheless) thing to get blind toys.
This series has 10 awesome characters from a variety of Pixar films: Wall·E, Eve, Hamm, Rainbow Unicorn, Wheezy, Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible, Syndrome, Green Army Man, Dug (Mystery Exclusive A, as seen on the back of the bag below) and Edna Mode (Mystery Exclusive B). I seriously love the looks of all of them, so I didn't care too much who I got as long as I didn't get any repeats.
I'm excited to report that I got some really good ones (Wall·E and Wheezy were hopes for me, so yay!) and no doubles. Here's who I got...
Rainbow Unicorn (Inside Out)
Syndrome (The Incredibles)
Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles)
Wheezy (Toy Story 2)
You can find Disney Figural Keyrings in stores/online at Hot Topic (currently 20% off), Target, Toys R Us, Amazon, etc. This is a fun line of figures that have great stylized looks about them and vibrant colors; however I've found they're not the longest lasting (my Zurg broke after a few months of being on my keychain). I can still highly recommended these though to Disney·Pixar fans who want to deck out their keychains, backpacks or luggage with their favorite characters!
I'm debating if I should get any more or leave it for now. What do you think? Be sure to let me know your favorite characters in this series in the comments below. Did you pick any up? Who did you get? Shout it out!
Remember above when I said I was debating whether or not I should continue on with these? Well, like usual, I couldn't help myself. I went back to Hot Topic to test my luck once again and picked up four more blind bags. I couldn't believe it when I opened the bags to find four characters I hadn't already got! How on earth I was able to choose nine in a row without any doubles is beyond me.
Not only did I find four more, but within those four were the two I was hoping for the most this round: Mystery Exclusive A (Dug) and Mystery Exclusive B (Edna Mode)! I was thrilled to get Eve and Hamm as well.
And here they are—
Edna Mode (The Incredibles)
Hamm (Toy Story)
At this point, I only need two more; so you can be rest assured that I'm going to just go ahead and finish up this series at this point. Look for an update right here soon enough!
Once again, I visited my local Hot Topic a few days ago in hopes of getting the last two I needed. As seen below, I prevailed! 11 out of 11 with no duplicates. Series 8 is now complete for me.
Check 'em, out...
Green Army Man (Toy Story)
Mrs. Incredible (The Incredibles)