Monday, December 23, 2013

S.L.U.G. Zombies: Christmas Series

Last year Jakks Pacific unleashed a small series of toys called S.L.U.G. Zombies.  Slug is actually an acronym that stands for Scary Little Ugly Guys.  To my generation these immediately envoked the old M.U.S.C.L.E. vibe for many.  Instead of pink Japanese wrestling dudes, we have green zombies!  Why didn't anyone think of this before?!

By the time I saw these toys at my local Target series 2 had already been released.  I grabbed a 3 pack that I've been meaning to share here on the blog for quite sometime, but I'm already so backlogged with great toys to review they just kept getting pushed back and back.  I've waited so long in fact that series 4 came and went along with an exclusive Christmas themed set!

Unlike the series 1-4 that were sold in both 3 pack and 12 pack form, these are sold in 4 different 3 packs.  There are a total of 12 figures in the Christmas series, but the pink Zombie Hunters are reused characters from the main line.  For that reason I'm skipping over them as they'll be shared (eventually) in each of their respective series they appeared in.

The 8 new holiday themed zombies include: Hungry Humbug, Ralph Reindead, Santa Claws, Nutty Nate, Frozen Fright, Johnny Hammer-Stix, Eli the Expired Elf and Surprise Demise.

Each zombie is cast in green plastic and surprisingly a lot of them have a great amount of detail molded in.  Trying to get good upclose pictures with my old camera wasn't the easiest, but I finally got some decent photos after turning off the flash.  I apologize up front for the quality not being the best, but hopefully you'll get an idea of just how awesome these little guys are.

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Santa Claws
Previous Job: Father Christmas
Likes: Online shopping with free delivery
Dislikes: Small chimneys & picking up reindeer poop
Favorite Food: Cartilage cookies with sour milk

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Ralph Reindead
Previous Job: North Pole petting zoo
Likes: Guiding Santa's sleigh, going down in history, playing reindeer games
Dislikes: Going to the vet
Favorite Food: Berries in brain broth

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 Eli the Expired Elf
Previous Job: Production Manager at North Pole Industries
Likes: Buttons & shiny things
Dislikes: Height requirements
Favorite Food: Candy brain canes

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Frozen Fright
Previous Job: A Cumulus cloud
Likes: Skiing & bird watching
Dislikes: Springtime
Favorite Food: Spleen sorbet

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Surprise Demise
Previous Job: Host of Children's TV show
Likes: Practical jokes on his co-workers
Dislikes: A bad sense of humor
Favorite Food: Funny bones

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Johnny Hammer-Stix
Previous Job: Drummer boy
Likes: Fresh cut grass
Dislikes: Rain on his parade & broken drimsticks
Favorite Food: Carcass casserole

* Blogger ate my picture!

Nutty Nate
Previous Job: De-sheller at Hudson's Nuts
Likes: The ballet
Dislikes: Squirrels
Favorite Food: Macadamia membrane

* Blogger ate my picture!

Hungry Humbug
Previous Job: Millionaire
Likes: None
Dislikes: The Ghost of Christmas future
Favorite Food: Shepherd's thigh

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