Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Pixar Soul "Minis" Complete Collection by Mattel (w/Blind Bag Codes)

Welcome back to the blog, everyone! In the summer of 2016, Mattel introduced us to their Toy Story "Minis" blind bag collection; a collection of mini figures so cute and so popular that the line is still continuing on today with many new characters still set to be released in 2021. What's been incredibly exciting is that the Minis have also expanded beyond the Toy Story franchise with last year's Onward and "PIXAR" series—and now we can add Soul to the mix as well with this recently released fully Soul themed blind bag assortment! A huge thank you to Mattel for gifting me this complete set to help celebrate the film's release on Disney+.

These blind bags are just starting to hit Target stores ($3.49 each), so be sure to check your nearest location for availability. If you'd rather just pick up these Minis without doing the blind bag thing, you're in luck. The exact same 12 figures are available on ShopDisney in this Heart 'N Soul 12-Pack HERE for $29.99 (which is actually a really good value price)!

First up, as usual, I just have to give some praise to the bag design here. It looks absolutely fantastic—really eye-catching! I especially love the overall color scheme.

This series features 12 awesome characters from the film in Mattel's signature Minis style: Soul Joe Gardner, 22, New Soul, Earth Joe Gardner, Soul Moonwind, Earth Mr. Mittens, Terry, Earth Moonwind, Dorothea Williams, Miho Akagi, Curley Baker and Soul Mr. Mittens. Young fans will love playing out their favorite movie moments and adult collectors will enjoy displaying the figures.

What's really nice about any of the blind bags that Mattel puts out is that you don't have to guess which character is inside if you know what to look for! There's a code (a series of numbers/letters) on the back of each bag near the top left corner. The last letter in the run is what you're looking for as it will correspond to a particular character. For example, the bag I have down below (I circled what you want to pay attention to) is bag A; that means Soul Joe Garder is inside. It's that simple! No more awkwardly standing their in the store feeling the bags for minutes on end.

Since there are 12 characters, the letters I'm referring to range from A-L. Below is a detailed shot of each character and their corresponding letter! I hope this helps you out on your mission to get all or certain characters. 

Each figure is about 1.5" in size.

 A— Soul Joe Gardner 

B— 22


  C—New Soul

D—Earth Joe Gardner 
E— Soul Moonwind 
 F— Earth Mr. Mittens

G— Terry

H— Earth Moonwind

I— Dorothea Williams

 J— Miho Akagi

K— Curley Baker

L— Soul Mr. Mittens

Like I've mentioned before, I would love to meet the artist/design team behind these figures. They're perfectly done as usual! It's really hard to choose, but I'd say my favorites are any of the soul characters because of their translucency and neat iridescent paint application (Terry and the New Soul are standouts to me though). I also have to give an honorable mention to Curley Baker, since I love that he comes with a little drum set accessory. They're all really great though and look particularly awesome when displayed all together.

Who are your personal favorites? Have you picked any up yet or plan to? Who's on your must-have list? Let me know all your thoughts and any questions you might have in the comment section below. Most importantly, have fun collecting and stay tuned for more from my Pixar collection right here soon! 

UPDATE: Visit my YouTube channel HERE to watch me open up the blind bags.

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