Jul 19, 2012

Star Wars Mighty Muggs

As collectibles, Mighty Muggs are a bit addicting.  As Star Wars memorabilia, they're even more so in my opinion.  My collection is actually quite small, and I'm keen to keep it that way as I was only ever after the original characters to begin with and bought most of them on a whim.  Mighty Muggs are overly simplified plastic human shaped bodies that are painted as popular characters or icons in a very stylistic and cartoon-like fashion.

My brief time collecting these took place in 2008 when I first stumbled onto Han Solo and Chewbacca in a toy store.  Even as an avid Star Wars fan, I'm not crazy about a lot of the merchandise as it seems like they'll slap their logo on pretty much anything. These Star Wars Mighty Muggs seemed different though.  They're actually really unique and well designed toys, breaking each character down to their simplest, most recognizable form.  Frankly, part of the fun of geeking out as an adult is being able to afford stuff just like this.  

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