Hasbro's popular Mighty Muggs vinyl figures have been missing from store shelves for several years, but the line will be making a triumphant return in 2018.
The company's new line of figures will include some of the most popular Marvel and Star Wars characters, but with a new twist. These new figures will have a suggested retail price of $9.99 USD and have a brand new push-and-turn feature to change the character's facial expressions.
IGN debuted the fist photos of the toys, which are set for a January 2018 release. The Marvel set includes Spider-Man, Captain America, Groot and Black Widow. The Star Wars set has Darth Vader, Rey, Kylo Ren, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker. Other figures are on the way, including a Deadpool toy slated for a Spring 2018 release, which has been previewed on Marvel's Twitter, along with the figures' new face-changing feature.
Hasbro's initial collectible vinyl toy series proved to be very popular with collectors, featuring franchises like Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe and Transformers. The company expanded into smaller versions called Mini Muggs and even blank Mighty Muggs for customization.
The line of toys has been commercially discontinued for several years, though Hasbro has produced Comic Con exclusive figures during that time. The return to retail is likely a response to the success that Funko has seen with its Pop! vinyl line of toys.
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