Every time I visit Target, these X-Men Mystery Minis boxes taunt me. I am not a fan of blind bags, but blind boxes are even worse because you can not even feel for the specific character you are after. I managed to remain strong and avoid the temptation of purchasing one….until tonight.
Target was running a promotion where if you spend $50, you get a $10 gift card. I needed just a bit more to reach $50, so my resolve crumbled and I purchased one box at $5.99. You win this round Funko.
I do have to give Funko credit for the nice variety of characters they picked for their X-Men Mystery Minis box. I would have liked to have seen Rogue and Gambit as well though. Perhaps they could have taken out the second variation of Wolverine for one of them.
The figure that catches my eye the most is Juggernaut. I can not explain why exactly, but I am quite fond of Juggernaut in the comics.
At least the odds of pulling a certain character from the box are all equal. I have seen other Mystery Minis boxes with absolutely absurd chances of getting a rare figure, like 1/72 boxes.
Let’s get this box open.
After you open the flaps of the box, the figure inside is still hidden by a black bag.
At this point, I have no idea who I got. I tried to find the heaviest box I could at the store to get Juggernaut, but it looks like Colossus, Sabertooth, and even Professor X in his hoover chair could all be heavy characters too. This bag looks pretty thin though to be my unstoppable bruiser. I fear it may be Professor X.
I cut the side of the bag with scissors and slowly slid out the figure. I think I see some feet!
Oh my! Could it be?
Yes!!! It’s Juggernaut!
Nooooo! Why doesn’t he have a head?!?
Well, at least the head was in the bag.
After a closer look at the head and the neck peg, it does not appear that the figure is broken. Juggernaut’s head was just attached to that neck peg with glue, and it became separated in the box somehow. I can fix this myself with some superglue.
Here is Juggernaut with his head balanced on top of his neck. He looks pretty cool, and I’m thrilled I managed to find him.
There are a few paint flaws with Juggernaut, but nothing too distracting.
Juggernaut is just about 3 inches tall.
I have to say, I like these Mystery Minis more than the larger Pop! figures. If these Mystery Minis were sold in nice boxes like the Pop! figures and you could tell who you were buying, I would be very tempted to collect the full set of the X-Men. But for now, I am quite satisfied with just owning Juggernaut.
Now I am off to find my superglue.