Iron Man Week Day 1 – Micro Muggs
April 30, 2013

We here at AFi are super stoked for the opening of Iron Man 3 in the US this Friday.  To celebrate all week we are going to be showing you a selection of the vast array of of iron awesomeness that Hasbro has put together for fans of all ages available on line and at most retailers.

Today we are going to start off small.  Not just small, but MICRO!   For Iron Man 3 Hasbro has shrunk down the fan favorite vinyl concept past Mighty Muggs, past Mini Muggs all the way down to Micro Muggs!

Micro Muggs are 2″ static figures with no articulation and a built in base that are repainted to resemble several characters and armors from all three Iron Man films and are sold blind boxed.  These tiny, spunky, chunky Iron Man figures are ready to do battle with the forces of evil!  There are 24 designs in this first series with characters ranging from Tony Stark, Whiplash, drones and a wide variety of Iron Man armors.   There does not appear to be any secret or “chase” figures in the line.  They ship in cases of 36 individually packaged figures (purchase of case pack does not guarantee all 24 unique characters) and are sold individually at most retailers.

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Iron Man Micro Muggs are available in stores right now.

These samples were provided by Hasbro.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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