Whats the deal with mightymugs?

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  1. rodster6

    rodster6 Well-Known Member

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    Mightymuggs seem really popular but I dont understand why?
    Please explain lol.
     
  2. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

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    Other than being cute, what I know it's made from recycled products.

    So in a sense it's an eco-friendly toy collectible.
     
  3. Reeds

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    They aren't made from recycled products. Its just a slogan but its obvious the slogan is meant to be misleading.

    But Muggs are neat. They have the designer toy look, but unlike true designer toys, they make a bazillion of each of these. I'd buy a lot more of em if they were smaller. Space is always an issue with these dudes.
     
  4. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have gotten rid of most of my TFs, but started collecting mighty muggs. They are cool, and the wife loves them. I have about 15 of them, and bought these two shelves from Lowes that are six pieces criss crossed to create nine "cubbies" on each shelf, and fits MM perfectly.

    Reminds me, need to pick up Grimmy and SS.
     
  5. BB.206

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    I would say the fans of KidRobot figures is what drives the popularity of these. They have a large following and some fell into collecting Mighty Muggs. I think they are great, but I'm also a fan of KidRobot.
     
  6. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    There's no way to 'explain' what makes something cool or interesting. Either you like them or you don't. I love them and can't get enough but don't ask me why. I really couldn't tell you. And I bet you a finsky this thread turns into a mud slinging match after the first Mugg hater shows up.
     
  7. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    They're awesome.
     
  8. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator it is our life - jon bovi

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    They're too expensive. As shiney as Destro is, he's not worth eleven of my dollars.
     
  9. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    It's more about cute artistic appeal, the cartoony paintjobs and bubbleheaded appearance. Gotta really like that about them to understand it... I've only picked up the Transformers ones, but a few others have been surprisingly appealing, haven't bought it but I love the Galactus Mugg.
     
  10. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Hipster garbage.

    I love em, the few that I have. They're just cool to look at, what a weird question to ask.
     
  11. karamazov80

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    I don't have any issue with the price (they cost next to nothing compared with other types of statues and collectibles), but the size is an issue for me. I like some of them, some I don't like, but they take up so much dang space that I have to be really selective with them.

    Right now, I only have the 2 Captain Americas. I need that Starscream, though.
     
  12. rodster6

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    They all look the same to be just different paint jobs, doesnt seem artistic at all and I dont think they look very good. Thats why I just dont understand the love they get. I understand some people liking them as we all have diff tastes but mighty muggs seem so popular.
     
  13. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    I'm not sure why they're popular either. I bought Optimus Prime for my Prime collection, but beyond that, I don't get it.
     
  14. GogDog

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    So you bought one, but you're not sure why other people buy them.


    ......makes sense.
     
  15. karamazov80

    karamazov80 Million Dollar Champion

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    You ask me, taking the same template and finding new, interesting things to do with it can certainly require thought and imagination. I'm no Muggs lover, but other toy lines :) cough: Transformers :cough: ) do this frequently, and don't get knocked much for it.
     
  16. rodster6

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    Well personally I have never been a fan of repaints when Transformers release them either. I know alot of people really like re-paints which is once again something I cant really understand. I could re-paint every Transformer i ever brought myself, no big deal.
     
  17. gargunkle

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    I fail to see the appeal in them, myself. (Munnies too.)
     
  18. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    When they were frist starting to hit the market, and when I heard they were making TF ones, my thoughts were "Man, these things are stupid.. Why would anybody waste their money on these things?"

    I now have the first 4 Transformers Muggs on my desk at work, and will soon have Grimlock and Starscream to go with them.

    So... can I explain what the appeal is? No. Have I fallen for it? Yes... haha :D 
     
  19. GigatronSama

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    At first I saw the name and thought they might be actual mugs. On closer examination, I realize that is not so. And so I am left on the side of "I don't get it."
     
  20. Switch625

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    I needed it for my Optimus Prime collection. A Mighty Mugs Prime makes about as much sense as a Prime that transforms into a Nike shoe but I have to have it.
     

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