JAKKS Pacific has a new series of mini figures. The S.L.U.G. Zombies (S.L.U.G. stands for Scary Little Ugly Guys) will bring back fond memories of M.U.S.C.L.E. men and Monster In My Pocket collectibles. Featuring various pop culture references, each Zombie features wacky names and stories (included on a Zombie Guide sheet).
They're already on Series 3 of the line, but for our review, we're going to take a look at a trio of figures from Series 2: Cleopatra Commin'Atcha, Blazin' Basel, and Mr. Jangles.
Series: Series 2
Manufacturer: JAKKS Pacific
Material: PVC Plastic
Dimensions: Around 2” tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Zombies (Mash-Up Mike, Stu B' You, Grim Trekker, Macho Mangler, Flesh-Eatin' Phil, Andrew Agony, Mr. Jangles, Dr. Outbreak, Maximus Cadaverous, Teddy Terror, Jump-Shot Rot, and Cleopatra Commin'Atcha) Safehouse (Blazin' Basel, Buck Wilde, Captain Payback, and Gator Jones)
Pricing: $3.99 - 3 Pack (MSRP)
The S.L.U.G. Zombies come packaged in three different varieties: Blind Packs, 3 Packs, and 12 Packs. We ended up getting a 3 Pack, which features a clear plastic bubble on a backer card. The bubble has a sticker with the series' logo on the front, and the card back has illustrations of all of the characters in the series.
With their S.L.U.G. Zombies line, JAKKS Pacific is building on the renewed popularity of mini figures designed in the M.U.S.C.L.E. style. Retro is where it's at, since – I'll admit – most toy collectors are trying to relive their youth.