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REVIEW: S.L.U.G. Zombies

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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.

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The Facts

S.L.U.G. Zombies
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)

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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.

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Our Opinion

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.

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SLUG Zombies

JAKKS Pacific has released a new line of 2” figures called S.L.U.G. ZOMBIES (S.L.U.G. stands for Scary Little Ugly Guys). Each Zombie features wacky names and stories, such as Neil Armgone, Grave Lincoln and Braineatin‘ Brandon.

The figures are available in single blind packs ($1.99), 3-packs ($3.99) and coffin-shaped 12-packs ($9.99). JAKKS will be releasing over 100 figures this year. Maybe they could battle your Z.O.M.B.I.E.S. figures from October Toys.

Real Steel DLX Robot Assortment

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This October, DreamWorks will be releasing the new film Real Steel, where robot boxing is the popular sport. JAKKS is launching a new product line, slated to hit retailers on September 1st 2011.

The 7.5" tall Real Steel DLX Robot Assortment showcases a full range of hero robots straight from the film. Each one will feature a trigger-activated, signature action move. These highly articulated fighting bots should retail around $14.99 each.

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