Capsule Toys

June 29, 2010, 10:49 am  Posted by Lark

Cutie Monsters

As inspiration, I like to surround myself in cool objects while I’m working. Some of those cool objects are capsule toys. Remember those? You would beg your mom for just one quarter, please to spend on the capsule toy machines at the front of the grocery store. And then you would either be overjoyed with your bounty or totally crushed by the small whatchamacallit the machine spit out.

Well, I still beg for just one quarter, please. Only now it’s really several quarters, and that I have some in the bottom on my change purse, or from the pockets of my friends. I am always checking out the capsule toy machines at the front of stores for any cool thingamajigs I’ve just got to have. It is especially fun when I come across a machine that offers a whole set of doohickies. Another thing to collect!

The first set of capsule toys I managed to put together, with the help of my friend Kristi Pfeffer, were the Cutie Monsters. And we didn’t do it over several weeks or months of random visits either. Oh no. We gathered all our quarters together, then proceeded to crank out several dozen Cutie Monsters until we had the complete set, along with many repeats. I’m sure we made quite a sight to the shoppers at Kmart!

Please enjoy the gallery below of the complete set of Cutie Monsters. And stay tuned for future posts on our next capsule toy quest…

If you have any suggestions on capsule toys to add to the collection surrounding my office, or you want to share your own collections, please post in the comments!


10 Responses

    amy says:

    Those are so cute. Most of the things I've seen aren't nearly so well designed. But my mom has a huge 10+ year collection of happy meal toys that are lined up along the sills of her kitchen windows.

    vkelly says:

    I love the orange guy with horns!!!

    sy says:

    aww these are so cute. i love the white one with big ears. i'd like to see more kitty like creatures :D

    Sparklein says:

    I'm going to have to start checking out the machines when I shop…I had no idea they contained such adorable creatures (well, I do really like the mustaches)!

    Real clean web site, thanks for this post.

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    Andy Nguyen says:

    OMG!!! What are those called I have to collect them.

    Rufus T. Dog says:

    oh! I have a few of these. I have the fairy elephant, devil monkey, and I’ve got this black and white bear(?) with wings that you don’t seem to have.
    do you have more capsule toy collections? I’d love to see more!!

    lots of reward to prove the profession services.

    Laura Leewaye says:

    Can you still get a photo of ther names?

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