Blind box toys are an acquired taste, but when the taste is with you, it becomes a bit of an obsession.?What is a Blind box Toy? Well the answer is simple, it’s a toy from a series packaged in foil inside a sealed box, you have no idea what toy it is you are getting, all you know is that it will be 1 of 20, the fun part is opening the box and getting maybe not the one you wanted, buy one just as good.
Blind Box Toys, when you pop you can’t stop.
Kidrobot were the company that changed the perception of the Blind box Toy craze, not all toys were equal, there were certain ones that were rarer than others, these ones wee called ‘Chase Figures’, they got artists involved and collectors craved the chase figure.?Kidrobot launched many platforms for the Blind box craze, they done the Simpson range, the Dunny range, and the Fatcap series, Futurama, Scary Girl.?
Other companies have followed suit with blind boxes, Lunartik brought out a range of his cupa Tea figures in the Blind box format and the newcomers Dudebox have launched 2 platform’s for the Blind boxes.
The masters of Blind boxes are Medicom, they have the Bearbrick version which is now onto Series 23, they have been doing this before anyone else even thought about it, Medicom blind boxes have taken up pride of place on many designers desks and when you see studio photos of their workspaces, there are always bearbricks about.?
The low price level makes the Blind box a great entry level point into the Urban toy scene, and many collectors started of with ta blind box as a present and then they started collecting themselves, when the bug gets you want to collect the full series, then you have the problem with doublers, swapping toys out, just like collecting Football stickers as a kid.