Mighty Jaxx has released the Baby Terror Baby Puft from artist Alex Solis. The 8-inch tall sofubi figure is based on an illustration of the Ghostbusters character as an incredibly adorable infant. This is the first in a collaborative series - Baby Terrors - with the artist. It will bring Solis' pop-culture illustrations to life with an insane line-up of iconic monsters, killers, maniacs and other terrifying characters from fan-favorite horror movies and tales in cute, comical style. You can order the Baby Puft figure for $80.00.
In its latest endeavor, Mighty Jaxx has teamed up with Jason Freeny and Hong Kong-based toy manufacturer, Fame Master, to launch the first-in-the-world 4D XXRAY Batman officially licensed by DC Comics. This anatomical stylized figure offers collectors the ability to assemble and dissemble the bones and organs of the Dark Knight.
Retaining Freeny’s signature dissected look, the 4D XXRAY Batman uses a mix of hard plastics for its transparent shell casing and dissectible skeletal system while a softer plastic, better known as Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), is applied to its detachable organs. The figure stands in at 9.5 inches tall and features 37 individual parts.
The 4D XXRAY Batman figure is currently available to pre-order for $89.99 from Mighty Jaxx.
The Kidrobot Exclusive GID Batman by Mighty Jaxx x Jason Freeny is now available from Kidrobot.com. his Kidrobot Exclusive GID Dark Knight features Freeny's anatomical dissection style. Each 4-inch tall collectible figure is hand painted and assembled. You can pick one up now for $19.99.
The XXRay line of PVC figures from Mighty Jaxx features artist Jason Freeny’s cross-sectional human anatomy (dissection) style with some of DC Comics biggest superheroes. Their initial trio of figures are the stars of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
Each XXRay figure is literally split down the middle, with one side the superhero and the other side – the insides of said superhero. There is the skeletal system and guts and a lung (but no eyeball). The sculpting work lines up pretty well, with things like the teeth lining up with the mouth, for instance.
While there are no “bad guys” among the three figures reviewed here, Mighty Jaxx does have several of them available. One thing I noticed is that the insides of the bad guys are visible on their right side, while the good guys are on their left. I'm sure this was done consciously, but it's likely something you'd miss if not poring over dozens of pictures of little plastic toys.
I think it’s a fun concept, and appreciate Mighty Jaxx bringing Jason Freeny’s work to a fairly significant license such as DC Comics. What would have made the series even better was if that layer that appears to be cut away was included with the figure. That way, you could gross people out by removing it.
Of course, that would likely raise costs. And at just under $20.00, these figures are priced perfectly. You’re not getting accessories or any articulation, so twenty bucks for what equates to a PVC staute is reasonable.
There’s also the fact that I’ve been covering Jason Freeny’s dissections on this site for around seven years. It’s the style and technique he’s become known for. Taking other, often mass-produced, toys and dissecting them. On their website, Mighty Jaxx recognizes Freeny (Dissection), Ben Qwek (Illustration), and Adam Tan (Sculpt) as having a hand in producing these figures. So it’s possible that Freeny is only responsible for that single aspect of the figure…while Qwek or Tan did the DC character. Either way, I get a Touma feel from the undirected portion of the superhero.
I feel the line falls into a niche category for superhero toy collectors, similar to Marvel’s Zombies toys. Your run of the mill Batman fan likely isn’t going to want to see how The Caped Crusader looks sliced and diced. But fans of Freeny’s stylings will likely bite. And pricing it less than $20 places in that impulse buy land where folks might pick one or two XXRay figures up just because they’re so weird and unique.
DC Comics XXRay
Manufacturer: Mighty Jaxx
Artists: Jason Freeny (Dissection), Ben Qwek (Illustration)
Sculpted by: Adam Tan
Dimensions: 4 inches tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman
Pricing: $19.90 each
You can pick one up at the following:
Mighty Jaxx has released their colored Balloon Dogs and Gummi Bears from the Funny Anatomy series designed by Jason Freeny and manufactured by Hong Kong based 4D Famemaster. They're releasing a total of 21 new products...all listed below.
There's the 8-inch tall Clear Balloon Dog Funny Anatomy (above left), which will feature four clear colorways: Clear Pink; Clear Yellow; Clear Purple; Clear Green. And the 8-inch tall Metallic Balloon Dog Funny Anatomy (above right) will include three colorways: Metallic Teal; Metallic Pink; Metallic Dark Blue.
The 4.25-inch tall Baby Clear Balloon Dog Funny Anatomy (above left) includes a trio of colorways: Clear Blue; Clear Pink; Clear Orange. And the 4.25-inch tall Baby Metallic Balloon Dog Funny Anatomy (above right) is made up of four colorways: Metallic Pink; Metallic Blue; Metallic Teal; Metallic Red.
Finally, they've released the 8.5-inch tall Clear Gummi Bear Funny Anatomy (above left), which includes four colorways: Clear; Clear Yellow; Clear Green; Clear Red. And the 4.25-inch Baby Clear Gummi Bear Funny Anatomy (above right) consists of three colorways: Clear Green; Clear Orange; Clear Red.