I used to be really good at picking out blind box toys — I’ve gotten quite a few chase figures and even the ones in a set that I wanted most. And the fun thing about blind box toys is that you don’t know what you’re going to get — it’s a surprise! But I’ve kind of outgrown the whole vinyl toy thing as most of it becomes clutter. However, Tokidoki just came out with the Unicornos line and I love Unicorns. A lot.
But out of the 10 Unicorns in the line, I only liked 3 of them, so that whole it’s-fun-’cause-you-don’t-know-what-you’re-going-to-get thing isn’t relevant when you know you don’t like everything. Blugh.
When I went to Double Punch the other day, I saw Dolce, the little donut Unicorn, in a display case and asked if I could just purchase that one to spare myself from possibly getting the hideous reggae pony. But that wasn’t enough. As I watched my friend open hers, I felt a tinge of jealousy. I missed the element of surprise. I spent a few minutes picking up boxes, shaking them, feeling them out (ew, that sounds so wrong), and whatnot. Luckily I ended up with one of the other ones I wanted — Metallo, the robot Unicorn!
I guess I haven’t lost my magic touch after all.