Monday, January 25, 2021

2020 Mattel Pixar Alien REMIX Collection—Complete Set & My Display!

2020 was the year of a lot of things—one of which was the year of the Pixar Alien REMIX merchandise. Oh boy, that'll go down in history for Disney/Pixar collectors. It was EVERYWHERE. From plush, to pins, to Funko POPs, to blind boxes, to figurines, to wallets, to stickers, to FiGPINS, to pens, to backpacks, to clothing (not to mention all the internationally released items)...and the list goes on and on. One could say they went a bit overboard with it all and they would probably be right. However, in small doses, it's actually a very fun and creative idea and I did enjoy collecting select merch. I did draw the line though and told myself to just choose one assortment—whatever one I liked best—which ended up being the Alien REMIX figures from Mattel! 

Though I'm usually a Pixar Funko POP completest as well,  I just couldn't swing all of them this time. So rather than going down the Funko POP rabbit hole for these, I decided to go for the Mattel figures instead for a few reasons: they're less expensive, more easily accessible/easier to track down and smaller in size (I think I do also favor their designs). Don't get me wrong, I still really like the Funko ones too—if I had unlimited space, I probably would have gone for them as well. When it came down to it though, the Mattel figures were the best ones for me.

In 2020, there were 17 Pixar Alien REMIX figures released (three waves of five and two exclusives). Each one (except the Pizza Planet Truck/Driver) is numbered. Here's how the releases were broken up along with their numbers:

Wave 1: 

  • #1 Buzz Lightyear
  • #2 Merida 
  • #3 Sulley 
  • #4 Miguel 
  • # 5 Mr. Incredible 

Wave 2: 

  • #6 Woody
  • #7 Remy
  • #8 Boo
  • #9 Edna 
  • #10 Anger

Exclusive 1:

  • #11 Tinny (Exclusive to the Disney Store/Disney Parks/ShopDisney)

Wave 3:

  • #12 Russell 
  • #13 Lotso
  • #14 Heimlich 
  • #15 Bing Bong
  • #16 Nemo 
Exclusive 2:
These figures stand roughly between 3"- 4" tall (depending on the character) and each retailed for just $5.99. You could also get select characters in 2-Packs at Target for $9.99 (seen HERE) and 3-packs on Amazon for $16.99 (seen HERE; come in cool collector's boxes). I also wanted to note that they have very limited articulation (essentially just some of the arms can be swiveled and the heads can turn).

I finally got around to opening all these up recently and displaying them in my Pixar home office on my LED light-up shelf from Michael's! I love how they look with the light shining down on them. I feel it works so well with the whole space alien vibe. I debated on getting these for so long and now I'm incredibly happy that I gave in! They just look SO cool all together displayed like this and I'm thrilled with the end result.

Good thing there's some extra space still available on the shelf because guess what—this collection isn't over! The line will be continuing throughout 2021 with brand new characters such as Flik, Sadness, Duke Caboom, Syndrome and more (UPDATE: 2021 Wave 1 Blog post HERE). I'm looking forward to it! They should be released very soon, so stay tuned. 

What are your thoughts on Mattel's Alien REMIX line?! I'd love to hear what you think and/or any questions you might have. Did you go ahead and collect them all or maybe just a select few faves? Do you prefer these or the REMIX Funko POPs? Let me know! 

You can still find some of these at Target (in-store or online), eBay (using this direct link) or on Amazon using the links below. 

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