Toy Pizza Green Ghost Capsule Carrying Case Toy Pizza, 2020
Day #2,607: July 28, 2023
Green Ghost Capsule Glows well, room for about two figures
Toy Pizza Case
Item No.: n/a Manufacturer:Toy Pizza with development by Mechazone Includes:Case Action Feature:Opens, closes Retail:$17.00 (currently $10.00) Availability: 2020 Other: Sports six sockets for Glyos gear
I dragged my feet to get the Green Ghost Capsule Carrying Case. I didn't intend to get multiple capsules, but I think I have at least five - a custom from a friend, this one, a silver one, a gold one, and a clear green one. They're really neat! It's the kind of thing that I would make a nice display of, and collect as many as possible, if I didn't have too many toys already. They're inspired by a bunch of older toys including a Bill & Ted's Excellent Cereal premium and, I have to assume, Micronauts and their many capsules. They were pretty awesome - an Egyptian sarcophagus, a Moai, you just can't go wrong with that sort of thing. This particular one takes inspiration from two of the most important things in the world: Sentai heroes and pizza.
Despite being awesome, this capsule didn't sell out and is one of few Glyos-compatible toys to see price cuts with time. That's kind of a shame, because it's really something. The opaque plastic isn't as ghostly as most Glyos toys, taking on a more sickly pale green hue instead. This lets you see much more of the sculpted detail, and it reminds me a lot of the interior of the C-3PO Kenner Carry Case. There are slices, tubes, dots, and other elements that pop out surprisingly well plus a metal pin joining the front and back halves to ensure that the joint won't wear out quickly and snap. If you have a lot of old toys, you know what I mean - maybe you've seen it on old plastic lunch boxes, too. This is a higher quality product.
The glow plastic shines charges quickly and really helps light up a room when displayed with your other glow toys. It stands nicely and looks like a nifty little toy - part bust, part case, part weird icon - to stand on a desk or behind your figures. It's also fun to fidget with, although it doesn't do a whole heck of a lot. It's also best admired from the outside - unlike the Zoner capsule, the interior is just he flip side of the outside. There are no interior control panels, upholstery, or other elements to make you go "wow, cool!" In that sense, it's a lot like a real 1980s toy.
The 4 1/2-inch icon is the kind of thing that makes you wish toys were still toys, because you'd gladly buy one of these in the store and fuss with it. Heck, I'd be even happier if it were taller and had more storage for more figures, but that's just unrealistic. It's a great little toy and an entertaining place to cram full of your spare limbs or alternate heads. (They have to go somewhere.) At $17 it's not as fun as an action figure, but at $10 it's an indie toy you owe it to yourself to try. Click here to see if it's still in stock - if it's under $10, get it. Get some other figures too, but get it.
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