Monday, November 30, 2020


Minecraft: Dungeons - Valorie & Adriene and Skeleton Sets - Mattel 2020

When I was a kid my mom was always doing counted cross-stitch. It was her relaxing hobby when watching TV or sitting on the bench swing while my siblings and I played in the yard. At one point, she told me if I drew out designs on graph paper, she could stitch it for me. It wasn't long before I had stacks of paper and developed my own little cubist universe. Those memories are what attract me to the simple pixelated designs of Minecraft. But over the past five years, I admit I started to completely ignore the toys. It seemed that the token female character, Alex, was just going to rehashed over and over with only the slightest changes - and frankly I was bored. That's why I was so excited to see a new wave of toys for the 2020 Minecraft Dungeons game that included two female characters in the first offering. Of all the Minecraft players I personally know, I would say 3/4 of them are girls, so it makes sense for Mojang to try to finally repair the gender gap. Let's check out Valorie and Adriene below!

I really dig the deluxe sets with all the armor pieces.
It takes a potentially oversimplified figure and makes it something special.

An interesting thing about these figures is that the joints can pop out a few millimeters to accommodate armor accessories. You can see that the arms and head are too close to the torso to allow the chest armor to fit otherwise.

Valorie comes with a sword, a swoosh effect, and a totem. 

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are Valorie and Adriene together.

Here are Adriene and Valorie with the 2015 Jazwares Alex. For some reason i expected them to be the same scale.


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