Moshi Monsters Micro Series 1 have been unleashed onto Moshiland and in this post I'm going to take a look at the whole range.
As a parent you have to be in awe of the Moshi Monsters craze that has no doubt infected a child in your life. I have to say that thankfully my son is a little too young for them, or they haven't grabbed him... I have no doubts at all that at some time in the future he will see the appeal of these crazy little critters.
When I was younger collecting was all about Star Wars and their most excellent figure range, but of course they weren't and still aren't for everyone. One thing that children of all ages like to do though is to collect things. For parents this is fine, children like to grow a collection of things, I come from a family of collectors, my Dad used to run an Antiques and Collectables shop, which I helped run for a while (Indian Chief Antiques and Collectibles if you want to know 🙂 I wonder where the name for this site came from hey!). So I can totally understand the Collectors bug and within reason its a fun hobby for your children to get into, I say within reason as its good to set boundaries to quell the hassle you will get.. Mum/Dad can I just have one mores.....
Companies like Moshi Monsters know that collecting is a bug that becomes a passion and can become an addiction and they play on it.. somewhat!
I started this post saying that you have to stand in Awe of Moshi Monsters and I say that because of the shear amount of different lumps of plastic they have managed to come out with over the years. They are all the perfect pocket money, little treat, sized toys too. They definitely fall into the Kinder Egg, Panini Stickers Lego Minifigure's bracket of toys, full on collectibles.
Over the years of running this site I've seen all sorts of Moshi Monsters coming out and my friends at theEntertainer tell me every year that Moshi Monsters are one of their biggest in-store ranges, infact the chap at the Kingston branch said that he could have a whole floor just of moshi Monsters and still not keep up with the demand.
This tells me that these crazy little lumps of plastic (I know I'm being harsh and I know all you Moshi fans out there are screaming "sacrilege" well yes... I've never said I'm a huge Moshi fan! I can see the appeal, but to me I'd prefer a LEGO Minifigure!)... are very very very very very popular with children up and down the land. Also unlike other ranges of toys that have been created to tailer for either Girls or Boys, Moshi Monsters are a little bit unique in that they appeal to both, almost equally, well they are a little bit moere popular with girls than boys, but not by much.
An awful lot of the popularity comes from the very popular online game that you can play here and the virtual and real life moshi monster are exactly the same, so kids can own their favourites and bung them in their pockets, you see the clever marketing!
Well call me cynical, I am a little, but ether way I can see these new Moshi Monsters Micro toys being as much a success as their larger cousins, infact as you will soon seen these Micro Moshi's will actually fit inside some rather large, erm micro moshi toys.. I know sounds confusing, let me enlighten you a tad...
Moshi Monsters Micro Series 1
Lets take a look at this new range of toys from the great Mosh. Moshi Monsters Micro Series 1 is a range of little squiggly ittsy bittsy teeny micro figures that you can collect. In the base range there are 24 little figures that will appeal to Moshi Collectors as they follow the same loved formula.
There is something for everyone in this lot and as a parent I think you will be happy to know that you get seven figures in each pack, which are on sale for about a fiver, so they make perfect, pocket money toys or friday treat toys as we like to call them!
In the future I expect they will all be available individually to collectors and when they start selling them on Amazon, I'll update this page. The best way to buy them now though, is to get yourself to one of these online stores below.
Build your collection of Micro Moshlings with these seven different micro figures. Two of the Moshlings are hidden so you may be lucky and get a squashy Moshling!
Of course these toys will be available at your local toyshops and more than likely in the supermarkets too.
Moshi Monsters Micro Silver Collector Tin
Next up in our foray into this new and exciting (I'm personally not fully convinced, but then I'm not a child!) world of Moshi Monsters Micro figures (moshlings?) we have the Moshi Monsters Micro Silver Collector Tin.
I have to say I love the shape of the Tin which contains 10 rare (really? I mean come on is it really rare Mr Moshi?) silver coloured Micro Moshi creatures to add to your collections.
You can get your "Limited Edition" Moshi Monsters Micro Silver Collector Tin from the following fine online Toytailers.
Or of course these will be available everywhere on the high street, Limited Edition... really? 😛
Moshi Monsters Micro Theme Park Playset
Next in the new lone of Moshi Monsters Micro toys is this Moshi Monsters Micro Theme Park Playset. Last year I played with a few of the Moshi Monsters playsets, well the ones for the bigger Moshi Monsters, the My Moshi Home and I thought the quality of the set was ok, the plastic was nice and it felt wel built, a little short on features but nice all the same.
So I expect this new set for the Micro Moshlings is bound to be of the same well built standard. It does seem to do a bit more than the Moshi House, you can put your Micro Moshi into the little car and send tem down the roller coster, go on the space shuttles and then they can ride the big wheel, so yes they have crammed in the functions, but with all playsets I have to ask will it "really" have long term play value?
I know that my Son has not really had much play out of the playsets we have bought him, granted they were the Fireman Sam stuff which has all since been sold, but its something to think about if your buying this Moshi Monsters Micro Theme Park Playset for your son or daughter, obviously, you know what they are like.
Below you will find the best deals I've found in the mighty British Isles for this nice but petite Moshi Monsters Micro Theme Park Playset.
You can always go to your local toyshop and have a play with it before you buy, many of them will have them out as display models for little squiglets to have a go with.
Moshi Monsters Micro Mega Heads
Next in the new Micro Moshi range are these five Moshi Monsters Micro Mega Heads. These are essentially, bigger Moshi Monsters that have a hidden door in their heads.. yes it does sound really weird... but in there you will find a special Micro Moshi figure to add to your collection.
I think the figures that are inside these big Makka Jokka heads are exclusive to the Mega Heads as well so collectors are going to want to get these too so they can get all the figures.
The Different Moshi Monsters Micro Mega Heads
Micro Mega Heads Honey
Micro Mega Heads Iggy
Micro Mega Heads Jeepers
Micro Mega Heads Pooky
Micro Mega Heads Scamp
They are available in all your local stores but if you want to get hold of some online, then these are the places I would suggest.
Moshi Monsters Micro Case Faces
Last in the range are these Micro Case Faces that are the perfect thing to store away all your Micro Moshi's when your not playing with them, but these Micro Case Faces have a hidden bit of funness inside. Nipper has a slide inside to slide your Moshi's down, tell do you know a child who doesn't like sliding things down slides... go on I bet you can't find one! Oddie on the other hand has a cool little spinning wheel to spin your figures around.
Lets take a closer look at then both.
Micro Case Faces Nipper
You can get Nipper here...
Micro Case Faces Oddie
And Oddie is available here...
Moshi Monsters Micro on eBay
I can definitely see that these are going to appeal to Moshi Fans and as a parent you can't help but appreciate that these will make good, presents and treats. The packs for a fiver come with seven figures which is ok value. There will inevitably been swopsies so your children can swap any duplicates with their friends. All in all I think that children will love these collectible Moshi Monster Micro figures and playsets.