Thursday, March 22, 2012
Name of Toy Line: Egyxos
Production Company: DeAgostini
Characters & Elements: Planeta DeAgostini
Years of Production: 2011-2012
Countries/Regions Available: Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Greece
Figure Trade Markings: None
Approximate # of Figures: 12 sculpts, each available in 2 colorways
At the dawn of time, the Supreme God Amon Ra bore two children, Exaton and Kefer. He gave them powerful tools to bring life to the ancient (fictional) civilization of Egyxos. However, one day Exaton sought to take complete control of the kingdom. His evil attempt failed. He was banished by Amon Ra from the kingdom and enclosed in a tomb within the Unknown Mountains. However, his anger and desire only grew as he lay captive. Thus began a feud between two powerful brothers, both called to be pharaohs of Egyxos. (Source: Planeta Junior)
Egyxos is, obviously, and Egyptian themed mini-figure toy line. It is produced by the company DeAgostini, which I'm not familiar with. The line consists of 12 unique sculpts, each of which can be found in two colorways: a solid gold or silver color, with minimal paint apps, or a multi-color figure. The multi-colors are actually generated via different colored plastics, as opposed to paint apps (though the figures do have minor paint apps as well). The figures are made of multiple, glued-together pieces of PVC plastic.
The figures/characters are divided into two camps: the good guys and the bad guys. The good guys are led by Kefer, the bad by Exaton. Below are graphics scanned from the side of a Egyxos foil pack box showing the characters' alignments.
And the wicked:
The figures come in single foil packs which include a mini-poster.
There is also an Egyxos cartoon. In the cartoon, the characters can be seen "powering up" and as they do so, they change into their super form, which is their solid color form. A preview of the cartoon can be seen at Planeta Junior, linked to above and below. Let's take a look at some more figures, but first check out this sweet TV commercial!
The pic of Anubi lying down provides a look at their multi-piece construction. And lastly, a size comparison picture with a Series One MIMP figures.
In conclusion, a pretty interesting toy line. Small in scope, which could make it fun to collect as acquiring a complete collection mayn't be out of the question.
Egyxos @ MXD by nano Fatato
Egyxos @ Planeta Junior
The Egyxos Website
Special thanks to nano Fatato, MXD contributor and websmaster of RubberFever, for hooking me up with all the pieces in this entry!