Last week, I came into Mirage after a bicycle ride and found a large carton from Playmates in front of my office door.
Wonder of wonders, it was a box containing one hundred of the vacuum-metalized Fugitoid collector figures! Goongala! It even had some messages written on it by Gary and Mike.
It feels good to finally have in my possession a substantial number of these gleaming beauties. Kudos, once more, to Playmates for making a dream come true.
I mentioned the arrival of this bounty to my daughter the other night and she suggested that we decorate our Christmas tree this year with Fugitoids only. I said I thought it might be a hard sell, trying to convince my wife of the virtues of a Christmas tree laden with SAL-1000 'droids. But there will definitely be one or two of these shiny boys hanging on the old Yule tree this year. That vacuum-metalized coating will surely reflect the Christmas tree lights in interesting ways.
Mirage will be offering some of these figures for sale, but not for a while -- probably not until next year. But until then, you should be able to find them in some stores. Playmates tells us that they currently have Entertainment Earth (online retailer), Diamond Comics (distributor which services many different smaller retail shops), and Big Bad Toy Store (online retailer) signed on to carry these figures. -- PL