If you go to professional sporting events, it’s quite possible that you’ve come across the TeenyMates blind bag series. It seems like whenever I go to a hockey game, my kids will beg me to pick one up. From Party Animal, the TeenyMates are 1-inch tall plastic figures that are available in all of the four major US sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL) While not player-specific, they do have figures that represent all of the teams.
One of Party Animal’s newest releases is the NFL TeenyMates Gift Set - Quarterback Collection (which they have provided us for this review). The set features all 32 NFL TeenyMates Quarterback figures as well as a 35-piece Football Field Puzzle (5-inch x 7-inch). Each figure has a team specific helmet with a jersey of that team’s color. The helmet doesn’t feature a facemask, so you can see each figure’s face (which is eerily the same).
The 32 QBs come packaged in a window-front box that is perfect if you don’t want to find room on a shelf for 32 1-inch tall figures. There’s also that 35-piece puzzle. It’s a TeenyMates football field, showing off illustrated versions of all of those quarterbacks. My kids decided to make use of it as an actual football field and ran out a couple of teams worth of QBs.
The TeenyMates figures have a retro look to them. If you remember those vintage sports bobbleheads, they definitely have a similar look and feel (minus the whole bobbling head thing). Plus, they’re made of plastic and are small even to fit half a dozen easily into your pocket.
Price-wise, the Quarterback Collection Gift Set has an MSRP of $49.99. I’ve found them as low as $39.55 on Amazon, however, that price always fluctuates. That’s anywhere between $1.23 and $1.56 a figure. It’s tough to beat that price…even if these guys only measure 1-inch in height (I guess I could have said they’re teeny).
NFL TeenyMates Quarterback Set
Manufacturer: Party Animal
Dimensions: 1-inch tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Accessories: 35-Piece Football Field Puzzle
You can pick one up at the following: