It seems like the older I get, the more I love super-cute things. When I was younger I held on tightly to some silly preconceived notions of masculinity that would have had me sneering at today's popular toylines like Funko POP, Imaginext, and Mini-Mates. Heck, I probably even would have turned my nose up at Legos. It's been a long slow acceptance for me to admit that I simply just like what I like. Sometimes those are gorey monster toys, sometimes they're adorable doe-eyed keychains. Who cares. These Kidrobot keychains are pretty great. They're cute, well designed, and their paint apps are on point. The best part is that I didn't realize that these are seemingly the precursors for the Kidrobot DC Blind Box figures that are in comic stores next week. The Blind Box figures have a different character assortment and are roughly twice the size of these mini keychains with some limited articulation. Depending on character selection, I think I'll be hoarding both scales of these figures. Let's check them out below!
Before I dive in, here is a glimpse of all three ladies with their keyrings still attached (they're easily removable)
Like I mentioned above, the keyrings are simple threaded eyelets that unscrew easily.
Here is an image of some of the Blind Box figures. They appear to have simple arm and neck articulation. Plus they are 3" tall as opposed to the 1.5"-2" keychains.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
From Left to Right: Minimates, Imaginext, Ertl, Duplo, Squinkie, Kidrobot, Mini Mez-Itz, Squinkies, Grab Zags, Kubrick, LEGO.
From Left to Right: DC Infinite Heroes, Squinkies, Chibis, Kidrobot, Monogram Eraser, Mini-Mates.