Nov 30, 2012

Toy de Jour (229) - Gormiti #09 Geyser, The Angry

I'm really jealous of the folks that got to come up with the names for these guys. I'm gonna try one real quick. Um... Gary, The Pouty! That's not very good but I had fun... Speaking of fun; "...when he blows, HE BLOWS!!" That'll be all.

Nov 29, 2012

Toy de Jour (228) - Gormiti #08 Magic Crow

I'm thinking of changing my name to Magic Crow. Who's with me?!

Nov 28, 2012

Toy de Jour (227) - Gormiti #07 Moray, The Crusher

HOLY CRAP MORAY, THE CRUSHER IS AWESOME. Three heads!? Heads instead of hands? And he looks like he's doing an amazing dance move too!? He's the only Gormiti that I both fear and respect for the thought that he may try to dance with anyone, including me.

Nov 27, 2012

Toy de Jour (226) - Gormiti #03 Helico the Wary

Oh shit, Stalactites for hands and now drills for hands!? I'm sure we've seen the craziest of the Gromiti at this point, right? Helico is the first member of the Sea Tribe to be featured thus far. And probably the only figure to sport a Clam shell for a head.

Helico likes to sleep apparently and thrashes at anyone that enters his room while shouting "Don't touch my damn sandwich!!" Not a lot of people like Helico.

Nov 26, 2012

Toy de Jour (225) - Gormiti #02 Humongous Lord of the Earth

Unless instead of stalactites for hands you were in fact HUMONGOUS, LORD OF THE EARTH! How could you lose with a name like that? Not to mention four freaking arms. You go, Humongous. You go.

Nov 25, 2012

Toy de Jour (224) - Gormiti #01 Stalactite, the Unforeseeable

The first Gormiti is of the Earth Tribe, Stalactite the Unforeseeable. We're posting the trading cards so you can see character bios as well. He has stalactites for hands! Might as well stop posting these guys, there's probably no one that could top him...

Gormiti "Month" on TDJ (223)

We're kicking off 30 or so days of Gormiti figures here on TDJ. It makes more sense to start on the 1st of a month but I'm too impatient and we haven't posted in a while. So it begins now.

“Gormiti: The Invincible Lords of Nature" figures were released stateside in 2005 by Italian toy company, Gruppo Preziosi (Grani & Partners) and saw two series of figures. It looks like they're still releasing figures under the Gormiti name but not within the US. Gormiti figures are approximately 2" tall and feature no articulation. 

Gormiti figures were commonly released in packs of two or four in both series and each figure came accompanied with a trading card featuring that character. Each figure belonged to different tribes and the figures showed resemblance to their specific tribe.

There were efforts to push the brand with a video game, accompanying animated show and all the normal stuff used to drive toy purchases, but ultimately the Gormiti figures began taking up less and less space on toy shelves before hitting the clearance section. I like these little guys because they remind me of Battle Beasts with the different tribes similar to the Water, Fire and Wood factions. I have a feeling that these are going to be pretty sought after on the secondary market in years to come. 

We were lucky enough to grab a ton of these for super cheap at Toys R Us and left them carded until we did this review. Enjoy!