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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Toy Story: Mattel "Minis" Blind Packs (NEW Series 5!!)

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags

Alrighty guys—after a month of searching around in my area, I finally found SERIES 5 of the Mattel Toy Story "Minis" blind packs today at Walmart! It's about dang time they hit the east coast. I've received several emails regarding these lately and when I would be posting on them, so I'm thrilled to finally be able to give you my full detailed review!

It's been almost a whole year since Series 4 was released (check out my post from last April HERE), so I was beginning to worry that the line would not be continuing on. I'm so happy it's back with hopefully even more on the way! If you're unfamiliar with this collection of Toy Story Minis, the line launched back in the summer of 2016 and has proved to be pretty popular with fans. If you'd like to catch up on all my previous posts from this awesome collection before continuing on with this new series, be sure to follow the links below:
All caught up? OK perfect...To infinity and beyond!

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags

This series includes 12 characters total (though many of them have been previously released). The ones that are NEW to this series are: Woody (new variation), Buzz Lightyear (new variation), Ken, Barbie, Mr. Pricklepants, Rex as "Partysaurus Rex"and a fully new Blue Flame Jetpack Buzz Lightyear (which is this series' "Special Edition")! They're the ones I'll be taking a look at today.

Hamm, Slinky, Lotso, Jessie and the Alien have all been released several times previously.

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags

And guess what! I'll save you the trouble of trying to feel for which character is which. Here are ALL the blind bag codes (which are printed on the bottom right corner of each bag, as seen in my photo below)!

A6: Alien
B6: Lotso
C6: Rex as "Partysaurus Rex"
D6: Blue Flame Rocket "Special Edition" Buzz Lightyear  
E6: Hamm
F6: Slinky
G6: Jessie 
H6: Woody
I6: Buzz Lightyear 
J6: Barbie 
K6: Ken
L6: Mr. Pricklepants

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bag codes

I hope that helps! Now lets take a closer look at each character.

Woody (NEW Series 5 Version)
This new variation of Woody, though similar to the other versions, is the first to have both arms up with the hands in a "quick draw" pose. Like usual, his hat is removable.

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags woody

Buzz Lightyear (NEW Series 5 Version)
This Buzz is almost identical to the Buzz that came with the spaceship vehicle. The only difference is that this Buzz is without the blue belt (which technically makes this one new).

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags buzz

Ken
Now onto the fully new characters...check out this Ken in his "animal lovin" outfit! Completely awesome and hilarious. I don't have hardly any Ken merch, so this is a most welcomed addition.

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags Ken

Barbie
Same goes for Barbie! I don't have much merch of her character represented in my collection. This mini is so cute!

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags barbie

Mr. Pricklepants
Mr. Pricklepants is one of my favorite Toy Story side characters. His thespian demeanor is hilarious. It doesn't get much cuter than this little mini here!

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags pricklepants

Rex as "Partysaurus Rex"
OK I'm so surprised they released this one! Partysaurus Rex is one of my favorite Toy Story Toons, but it's not very known to the general public. This mini is completely adorable—a must have!!

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags partysaurus rex

Blue Flame Jetpack Buzz Lightyear 
(NEW Series 5 Special Edition!)
This Buzz sports a totally new facial design (love the new mouth) and some awesome translucent blue flames blasting from his jetpack! This one, it seems, is based off of Buzz's flying scene from the very beginning of Toy Story 2. Love it!

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags special edition buzz lightyear
mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bags special edition buzz lightyear

Once again, these are MINI figures; like seriously mini. They stand just over an inch tall, are made of hard plastic and have very limited articulation (as in most of their heads and turn, but that's about it). Retail price for each figure is $2.88.

mattel toy story minis series 5 blind bag codes

There we have it folks! If you're interested in tracking these down for yourself, be sure to check you local Walmart (that's where I found them and where reports across the US are coming from). Let me know your thoughts below (I love to hear which ones are your favorites) and shout out who you'd like to see made next in this line!

Until next time...

UPDATE: There is also currently a new 10-pack of Toy Story Minis on the ShopDisney site, which has a "first look" Babyface figure!! I really hope that Babyface gets released as a blind bag soon as well (so I don't have to pay $22 for one figure).

mattel toy story minis babyface figure

UPDATE 2: Added my blind bag opening video below! Visit my YouTube channel HERE and be sure to like and subscribe.  

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