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REVIEW: WWE TeenyMates Collector Tin

The folks from The Party Animal Inc. have released several series of their popular TeenyMates figures. They’ve taken on licenses from the four major American sports leagues – the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. And now they’ve moved on to professional wrestling with their WWE TeenyMates line.

We received the WWE TeenyMates Collector Tin, which includes four blind bags, an exclusive glow-in-the-dark Macho Man TeenyMates figure, and a WWE Arena Display. Each blind bag includes two random figures plus two double-sided puzzle pieces. In total, you receive nine WWE TeenyMates in the Collector Tin.

While the licensed sports league figures are mainly generic characters that highlight teams rather than a specific player, the WWE TeenyMates are sculpted to look like a specific wrestler. The chosen wrestlers span the decades and include both men and women wrestlers.

Also available in singular blind bags, you could pull any of the following WWE Superstars:

Big Show; Bray Wyatt; Bret Hart; Brie Bella; Brock Lesnar; Daniel Bryan; Dean Ambrose; Dolph Ziggler; Golddust; Jey Uso; Jimmy Uso; John Cena; Kane; Kofi Kingston; Macho Man Randy Savage; Nikki Bella; Randy Orton; Roman Reigns; Seth Rollins; Shaemus; Sin Cara; Stardust; Sting; Stone Cold Steve Austin; The Rock; The Ultimate Warrior; The Undertaker; Triple H

Having watched WWE since I was a youngster, I was easily able to identify the figures I pulled. So I asked my 6-year-old son, who is an occasional wrestling viewer, and he was able to name all of the current wrestlers. My guess is that means they’ve done a pretty good job sculpting these 1-inch tall TeenyMates. And the paint application on a line of this size (they are teeny) is pretty good as well. Not much slop, nor many missed spots.

My kids always want to pick up a blind bag of NHL TeenyMates whenever we go to a Hurricanes game. So I have a bunch of them. And while I like the league-licensed figures, I think the likenesses of actual WWE wrestlers is all that more impressive. Plus, there are dozens of wrestlers they could immortalize as 1-inch tall Teenymates. And since this is labeled as Series 1, let’s hope they continue to do just that.

The Facts



WWE TeenyMates Collector Tin
Series: TeenyMates
Manufacturer: The Party Animal Inc.
Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 1-inch tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: 32 current and classic WWE wrestlers
Pricing: $19.99

To pick one up, check out the following:

LilTeammatesShop.com: $19.99
Amazon.com: $14.05

REVIEW: Mad Lids

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Mad Lids are a new series of collectible NFL Mini Caps from Party Animal Toys. Each blind bag features two mini NFL team caps with the NFL team, New Era and NFL logo printed on them. The hats measure about 2 inches from brim to back. The blind bag also comes with a pair of display stands, each one with a sticker that you affix to the front of it.

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Party Animal provided us with a few blind bags to take a look at. As you can see, I pulled the Giants, Dolphins, Jets, Broncos, 49ers, and Texans. The printing on each hat is nice and clear. And the displays bases can actually snap together to make a pretty nice displayable option.

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Do you remember collecting those vending machine football helmets back in the 1980’s? I still probably have a few out in my garage somewhere. Or how about those MLB batting helmets? These Mad Lids remind me a lot of those. There’s sort of a retro feel to the series. And they’re about the same scale.

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Plus, I like that they’re some of the most collector friendly items I’ve reviewed in a while. No need to find display shelves or use any type of sticky tack to get a good look…it’s all included in the blind bag.

The Facts



Mad Lids
Manufacturer: Party Animal Inc.
Authorized Likeness: NFL and New Era hats
Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 2 inches
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: 32 NFL Team Caps, Plus 4 Rare: Glow in the Dark; NFL Line Judge; Camouflage; Metallic Gold
Pricing: 4-pack - $15.96

You can currently pick one up at the following:

LilTeammatesShop.com: $15.96 - 4 pack
Amazon.com: $19.93 - 5 pack

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REVIEW: NFL TeenyMates Set – Quarterback Collection

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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The Facts



NFL TeenyMates Quarterback Set
Series: TeenyMates
Manufacturer: Party Animal
Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 1-inch tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Accessories: 35-Piece Football Field Puzzle
Pricing: $49.99

You can pick one up at the following:

LilTeammatesShop: $49.99
Amazon.com: $39.55

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