When It Comes To Minecraft Toys, Sometimes Simple Is Best

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Fancy construction sets are nice, but there’s plenty of building to do in Minecraft proper. The first wave of Minecraft Adventure Figures from Jinx are the perfect way to just hang out at your desk with Steve and the gang.

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Available this month at Walmart, Target and collectible retailers like Gamestop (they also dabble in video games), Minecraft Adventure Figures are a series of six lovingly-crafted vinyl statues celebrating the life and death of Steve, Alex and their various enemies.

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I’m not normally one for toys that don’t actually do anything, but there’s something about the design of these that implies action without actually imparting any. The slight curve to the characters’ bodies, the sway of their blocky arms. They are ready for adventure, even if that adventure never comes.

The initial assortment includes Diamond Steve, Enchanted Alex (aka Hawkeye), Zombie, Zombie Pigman, Skeleton (or jack-o-lantern with Skeleton friend) and, of course, a Creeper. They run $9.99 apiece and surprise—they are sold in window boxes, so you don’t have to worry about doubles.

Check out some shots of the Minecraft Adventure Figures in relative action in the slideshow below.

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I picked up the Alex figure with the removable Enchanted armor (because removable armor and translucent, iridescent plastic with glitter mixed in are my toy kryptonite), and I was surprised by how much I fell in love with that toy.

I’m an articulation junkie, but Minecraft characters don’t move that much to begin with, so the limited range of the figure doesn’t bug me as much. The toy also has sculpted “pixels” across the surfaces to give it a bit more depth. Nice touch.

I also picked up Steve with the Iron Armor and I think there’s a zombie with wood armor, so I may get that one too.