One of the most interesting Mini Blind Box series of last year is Matt Jones' Lunartik in a cup of tea. For some reason the design of these little dudes is incredibly appealing to me.
I just love these tiny little things, and I really can't explain why. Maybe is the little cup, maybe is because they don't look like anything even remotely human, maybe is because they are so damn cute. I don't know, and I don't care.
As a line based purely on looks I don't need to have them all, just a couple is OK. Or so I thought, until I saw the "special" chase figures:
Yes! That one there is called "Mr. Tea" and it's a tiny Mr. T in a tiny cup of tea with the colors of the A-team van...
(I can't breath...)
(Wait for it...)
THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!
I also have a strong love/hate relationship with this line. The love part is easy to understand, the hate part is easy too. These things are absolutely impossible to get in Argentina. I even tried to order a case, just to get that Mr. Tea.
Only one problem:
Did you see it yet? Let me help you a little bit...
Yeah, the ratio of Mr. Tea is 2 in 160 blind boxes! That meant I had to order a minimum of 80 boxes if I wanted to get one, and not even then was a sure thing.
I might have cried a little...
BY the title of the post you might have guessed by now, my sister went to London and bought me 2 (two!!!) boxes. And guess what was in one of them...
Oh yeah!!! Mr. Tea, "Strong and black" as the label says. And he is all mine.
He's just as cute and awesome as I wanted him to be. But he's always feeling pity for me and doesn't trust me if I put milk in his tea... I might need to get some other minis to customize into the rest of the A-Team... Hmmm... That's an idea.
And the freaky thing is that the other box had this:
That's the Lunar tea, another one of the specials 1 in 40. The Lunar Tea might look simple, but glows in the dark. I'm not crazy about GITD like my friend Charles, but I sure do like 'em a lot.
Next time I'm going to buy some blind boxes I'm definitely taking my sister with me!
Until next time.