I love Mordles. As described at length in my previous review [Review > Mordles Mega-Review (Mordles, ToyFinity)], I am addicted to the little buggers and adore my little demon army. As thorough as my previous review was, I’m back to cover the latest in the series, the awesome glow-in-the-dark (GITD) series, which is available right now at the Mordles store (if they’re not already sold out!). It is, admittedly, a little bit trickier reviewing something like Mordles than other action figures – there’s little to no articulation to speak of (the feet of the larger Mordles do move), and even paint apps are minimal, but these are such spectacular little guys that I have to write about them!
Mordles Review by Doc Thomas
Mordles are great. Make no bones about it. These little guys rock.
Others have already conclusively covered Mordles and their origin as part of Ideal Toys’s 1980s toylineÂ Rocks & Bugs & Things, so I wont go into that here (I highly recommend Dinosaur Dracula’s terrific rundown). As far as I know Rocks & Bugs & Things never made it to my native Australia, so I never had the chance to sample the delights therein. Because of the recent popularity of the series and the subsequent insane rarity, I suspect Bloodstone will forever be on my Wants list, but John Kent of ToyFinity has done collectors worldwide a favor and brought back the amazing Mordles, making them easily available in packs in a variety of different colors (often with bonus figures)!
Just a reminder, the next Mordles drop is tonight at 9pm ET at the ToyFinity store. This drop will include:
- Zintar Explorer Mordle (a single brown Mordle with bright green highlights)
- Sect of Rand (red with black highlights)
- Underworld (black with teal highlights)
- Imbalance of Blood Mordle (jumbo red with yellow highlights Mordle, seen above)
The jumbo Mordle is a ton of fun, and at $15 it’s pretty reasonably priced for an indie toy of this size and quality.
Here’s the official press release:
ToyFinity will have the next batch of their Mordles on sale on Thursday, November 21st at 9 pm EST. This is always good news, but what’s especially exciting this time is that they’ve got their awesome Giant Mordle available! It’s called the “Imbalance of Blood” edition, but the important thing is it’s huge and only $15 apiece. You can see more photos over at Doomkick.
- The Four Horsemen have opened a new website, SourceHorsemen.com. This is the third 4H website (after FantasticExclusive.com and Fourhoursemen.biz – and I can remember at least two iterations of the latter). Hopefully this one provides them with a long-term home.
- On a related note, you may have noticed in the pic on SourceHorsemen that the Four Horsemen aren’t so “Four” anymore. That’s because Chris Dahlberg evidently left. I don’t know anything about it, but there’s no evidence it was anything but friendly. (And he alreadyÂ has a website – tip ‘o the hat to Poester Dayraven for the tip.)
- If you’ve joined Club Mordle, then the Mordles are on sale now. You should have received an email with a link to order. The toys will open up to the general public next Friday, June 28 at the ToyFinity store.
- Gird your wallet, fans of S.H.MonsterArts: Biollante (shown in prototype last October) is coming in late fall. No word on price yet, but $200-$250 wouldn’t surprise me (I’d bet it will end up in the $175-$225 range, though). This is something of a big deal because there really aren’t a whole lot of Biollante toys, and those that exist go for a ton of money these days.