For years, these PVC figures I dubbed "The Mini Monsters" by Tomland, had been the source of intrigue to collectors. They'd ask questions like
What does the packaging look like?
How many in the series?
These would all be answered in one fell swoop when a salesman sample appeared on ebay, I was not the lucky winner but fortunately for us, I knew him and he's the sharing type. More after the jump.
Thanks to Andrew AKA "PoseableMonster" on Flickr, we have shots of that rare sample. The one thing that perplexed me during the auction was "Who was the character supposed to be?" The auction shots were small and not specific, I assumed it was some sort of alien. Was I ever wrong.
It's a Spider-Man knock off, this makes Superheroes the umpteenth genre Tomland toys knocked off to make a buck. The card art is not at all what I expected, I guess the official title of the line is simply "Monsters of Legend".
For me, this is the most interesting point, finally an exact idea of what they made, the official roll call is:
Phantom of the Opera
AH (From Star Raiders)
Yick (Also from Star Raiders)
8 of the characters have an 8" counterpart, does that mean that there is an undiscovered third wave of glow Famous Monsters of Legend figures that contains Spiderdude, Skeleton, Phantom and Hunchback? One can only hope....
Tomland Galleries on Plaid Stallions: