Name of Toy Line: Crazy Bones
Production Company: Magic Box Int.
Years of Production: 1996 - Current
Countries/Regions Available: Worldwide
Size/Scale: Approximately 1 - 2"
Figure Trade Markings: (c) Magic Box Int. / Figure #
Approximate # of Figures: Hundreds and hundreds
Details: From the Crazy Bones Web site:
More than 2000 years ago... No, it's not a mistake, more than 2000 years ago the boys and girls of ancient Greece and Rome played a game using bones - throwing and bouncing them in village squares and in their own homes. We know this because some ancient paintings on marble were discovered in a city called Resina which date back more than 2000 years, showing kids playing this game.
This ancient pastime known as "tabas" has been kept alive throughout the centuries and if you ask your parents or grandparents we are sure they will tell you about games that they played with sticks or pebbles.
Crazy Bones figures are made of hard plastic and come in dozens of solid, translucent, and semi-translucent colors. The majority of sculpts have minimal detailing. The figures are meant to be used to play games as described above. There are several series of Crazy Bones including Aliens, Mutants, Buddies, Ghost, and even Dragonball Z and Marvel Heroes! Each series is made up of dozens of characters, all of which have a name and a number, which can currently be found on the Crazy Bones homepage linked to above and below.
According to an entry at Wikipedia, Crazy Bones where also sold with McDonald's Happy Meals although in a slightly larger form. The latest incarnation of Crazy Bones, called the "New Generation" are also slightly larger in scale then the original figures.
Here's a look at some Crazy Bones: Things, which seem to be based on various household items, foods, vehicles, etc.
The figures come packaged in heat-sealed foil packs and have colorful drawings of the figures on them.
The packs contain multiple figures, dependent on the series. Also included with the packs are directions for game play, stickers, and cards.
Cards and game play directions! I love the warning on the bottom back of the card. Hopefully, nobody learned the hard way.
Related Web sites:
Magic Box International