I don't know a single thing about Minecraft. Of course, the past few Christmases, Thanksgivings and Beach vacations I've lied and pretended I knew all about it to impress my nieces and nephews. They're obsessed. Every second of the day they're hunting, digging, and building with their adorable little noses pressed up against one electronic device or another. I kind of hate the trend, but I try my best to be the cool uncle. At least now I have a toy so I can speak with a little authenticity. From what I've read right now, Alex is a female skin that appeared in Minecraft Version 1.8. She is available to replace the main character, Steve. These toys are simple and definitely not likely to appeal to the collector crowd. They are, however, pretty darn popular with the kiddies. More and more real estate in the toy aisles is dedicated to Minecraft (and its rival, Terraria) lately. I don't think the trend will be going away any time soon either. I think this figure is pretty cute and will definitely have a place on my hodgepodge videogame shelf (alongside diverse figures like Halo and Sonic). Let's check out Alex below!
Alex comes with a sword, a bow, and a cool green block.
The weapons fit in her hands via pixelated zig-zag finger grooves in her palms.
There figures can pop apart easily in case you want to mix-and-match parts.
Here's an image of Alex from the game. It's pretty much exactly like the toy. I imagine it's hard to screw up a figure like this.
Time for some Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the Korejanai Robo Catwoman.