Figure Trade Markings: (c) MOOSE
Details: Gamoja were released in 2006 and seen by some to be Moose's replacement for their now finished Fistful of power line. 45 different sculpts were available in total and split equally into 9 different groups, Jungle, Insects, Cyclops, Ocean, Fire Breathers, Three Headed, Cave Dwellers, Flyers and Snow. Each, group had it's own color scheme, an example of each scheme is pictured below:
Each character shows an age in millions of years on the bottom of their foot, this age apparently relates to the character's rarity, the 'older' it is the rarer it is. Each group contains two 'common' figures, two 'rare' figures and one 'ultra rare' figure. The 'ultra rare' figures are skeletal in form and glow in the dark.
The 46th and final figure is 'ultra super rare': Ultimoja. Only 1,000 of this metal figure were made and similar to the Fistful of Power 'Gold Xar' each bears it's individual number of that 1,000 on its foot. The figure could be obtained by finding the special token in packs of Gamoja and sending it to Moose.
The Jungle group were available exclusively in the Starter Pack (4 specific figures and a meteor ball) and the Monster Pouch (containing the final figure to complete the Jungle group). The rest of the figures were available in 5-packs and 2-packs.
A booklet came with each set Gamoja outlining various games that could be played. The first game shown is based loosely around 'Jacks' and explains the function of the meteor ball and the somewhat restrictive yet distinctive 'X' shape of the figures.
Although this line was billed as 'Series 1' within months it had found its way into clearance aisles and bargain bins selling for a fraction of the original price. Series 2 has yet to be seen...
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